**This exhibit will be temporarily closed from Dec. 20, 2016 through spring of 2017 due to gallery construction. Please check back for re-opening date to be posted here. **
Developed under a Native tribal advisory council over a two year period, “California Indians: Making A Difference” is the only exhibit of its kind created in Native voice representing over 100 tribes across the state.
The 3,000-square foot gallery showcases the unique contributions of the state’s Native peoples through artifacts, art, 13 oral histories at 6 video stations and an interactive Native language kiosk. Over 400 artifacts — many of which have never publicly viewed before — are on display.
Utilizing the voices and experiences of the state’s Native peoples, the exhibit presents stories of adaptation and triumph that ultimately reveal California Indians have not only survived but continue to thrive in the state’s constantly changing conditions.