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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1969 April

Serena Welch, Adopted Daughter of American Indian Spokesman Gus Welch, Tells WSLS-TV About Her Hobbies and Interests in Bedford, Va.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Near the Peaks of Otter in Bedford, Va., Serena Welch, adopted daughter of American Indian spokesman Gus Welch, looks for arrowheads in the dirt. Serena, adorned in an intricate costume, tells WSLS-TV that it is made of genuine buckskin and valued at approximately $1000. According to Serena, her costume is a collector's item and weighs 40 pounds. Serena says she has done promotional work for The Indian Fighter, a movie starring Kirk Douglas.
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