The California Valley Miwok Tribe – located at 10601 Escondido Pl., Stockton, CA (As listed in the Federal Register of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, BIA/DOI), a federally recognized tribe eligible to receive and distribute services from the federal government – on Friday, December 3rd, presented officials of The California Museum with an authentic American Indian cultural handmade item. The item (a traditional Miwok basket made by Tribal Elder and Cultural Artisan Mildred Burley) was presented to the Museum’s Executive Director Claudia French, Deputy Director Amanda Meeker and Project Manager P. Christiaan Klieger, PhD.
This was a culmination of a previous request by the museum for any item representative of the Tribe, if the Tribe would wish to take part in the new California Native American exhibit scheduled to open sometime in March of 2011. While at the museum, the Tribe was taken on a tour of current and interesting exhibits and shown the vast area being dedicated to California Native Americans in the upcoming exhibit which will showcase California Valley Miwok’s donation, along with other donations by participating California tribes and Native Americans. The staff at The California Museum were very informative and went into great detail as to the history of the museum, its exhibits and of future exhibits being planned.
If planning to visit The California Museum, the address is: The California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento, CA 95814; or you can also visit them online at http://www.californiamuseum.org. For further information, you can also call them at (916) 653-7524 or contact the museum by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, do not forget to visit the gift shop while there, it is located on the far left side ground floor as you enter the building.
At this time, we would like to thank Executive Director Claudia French, Deputy Director Amanda Meeker and Project Manager P. Christiaan Klieger, PhD., for the hospitality they showed the Tribe while visiting the museum and for inviting the Tribe to participate in their upcoming California Indian exhibit projected to be completed sometime in March of 2011.