The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center tells the story of the California Indians. The immersive environment of the CIMCC’s exhibits makes each of the stories that unfold human and personal, connecting our visitors in fundamental and transformative ways.
The Ishi Exhibit is a story of dignity, hope, and courage. In 1865, Ishi and his family were among the few Yahi who survived a massacre. After the other members in his family died, Ishi lived on alone. Ishi’s life of adaptation and resilience is told through audio, video, artifacts and replicas from Ishi’s time.
Precious Cargo is an exhibit on California Indian Cradle Basket Traditions created by the Marin Museum of the American Indian. Precious Cargo examines interrelated issues of birth, family, identity, community, and health. Precious Cargo presents a holistic view of Native Traditions related to the design and use of cradle baskets.
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