Grandma Aggie Passes Away

Agnes Baker Pilgrim, the eldest member and the public face of southern Oregon’s Takelma tribe, has died in Grants Pass at the age 95.

She recently was awarded a presidential medal from Southern Oregon University.

The university says Pilgrim died as doctors tried to repair a brain aneurysm.

Pilgrim, known as “Grandma Aggie,” was a vocal lifelong advocate for tribal and women’s rights and environmental causes. Her likeness is featured in a statue in downtown Ashland.

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