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    The First Residents of California


    Date(s) - 10/30/2018
    12:00 am

    Museum of the San Ramon Valley


    The Museum of the San Ramon Valley now has on display two exhibits each with the common thread of the first inhabitants of California. One is entitled Native California and The Anza Expedition. The other California Indians: The First People.

    In the Museum Waiting Room are paintings and a map showing the  1775-76 Juan Bautista de Anza expedition route from Culiacan, Mexico to San Francisco and the Native American tribes encountered along the route. The trip covered 1200 miles and had over 200 people and 2500 head of cattle. The exhibit tells the story of this famous Anza Expedition. Many of the paintings on display were commissioned by the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation. In addition are artifacts from the period such as a saddle, sword, and clothing to name a few.

    Our general exhibition area has California Indians: The First People. The display covers how our first residents lived, such as their housing, tools, entertainment, and food. In addition, we have a display on Precious Cargo, the carriers Indians used to move and carry their babies around. The beauty and quality of these are striking.

    Native Californians and the Anza exhibit will be on display until October 28. California Indians: The first people will be on display through November 11.

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