California Indians: The First People

California Indians

Archaeological findings show that the first people settled in California well over 5,000 years ago, inhabiting the mountains, river valleys, deserts and the coast. The exhibition showcases California's diverse climate zones which led to variations of diet and housing, even as trade, periodic gatherings, and intermarriage led to cultural similarities such as creation myths.


Tools made of stone, shell, wood and fiber as well as regalia, foods, games and examples of hunting and gathering will be on display.

Indians Display
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