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