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Dry Creek Rancheria
Fiscal Year: 
Santa Rosa
Recipient Type: 
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services

The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians will design and install an exhibition to rebuild knowledge of its history and culture among tribal families and youth as well as building greater understanding among local non-Native audiences. The majority of tribal members live in surrounding suburbs and cities with more than half of its population under the age of 25. The exhibition will feature historical photographs, audio files of Southern Pomo language terms, oral histories, works of celebrated basket weavers, reproductions of local newspaper articles, and film footage of more contemporary and controversial events. An accompanying catalog and programming will support the educational goals of the project. The exhibition will target the general public by opening for six months at the nearby Healdsburg Museum. It will then be reformatted for installation in the newly built Tribal Community Services and Cultural Center.