Fountain Hills Historical Society Honors Dr. Clinton Pattea

Leader of the Ft McDowell Yavapai Nation honored with film documentary

Dr Pattea helping Megan Barella with School Project

Dr Pattea helping Megan Barella with School Project

The Fountain Hills and Lower River Valley Historical Society monthly dinner on January 16, 2013, will feature a documentary on the life of Dr. Clinton Pattea, President of the Ft McDowell Yavapai Nation.  More than three years in the making, the film documents the history of the Yavapai Nation, its modern emergence as a regional economic development engine, known nationally for hosting the Fiesta Bowl Parade.

Professional filmmaker Michael Renaud has put this documentary together with producer Judy Confer. Michael has worked for many of the major studios in California, has been nominated for 15 Emmy’s and is known for his World War II biographical segments shown on the History Channel and a popular series on the US Astronauts.

Confer and Renaud met with Dr. Pattea weekly over a three year span to listen to the history and accomplishments of the Ft McDowell Yavapai nation.  The tribes stand-off with the FBI and the State of Arizona on their rights to develop Indian Gaming is documented, and its impact is felt in every state in the continental US.  Ft McDowell Yavapai Nation and the Town of Fountain Hills are the only joint Indian Nation/Municipal visitor’s bureau in the US.

Reservations are essential and can be made by telephone to Jean Linzer at (480) 837-0762 (please do not call the Museum) or by sending an E-mail to on or before Sunday, January 13, 2013. Reservations can also be made on-line by going to and clicking on “Dinner Reservations”

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