Malki Museum
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What Makes Malki Special?

Malki Museum is the oldest non-profit museum founded by Native Americans on a California Indian reservation, and has been the inspiration for several other Indian museums. It has a unique history and is committed to preserving the cultural traditions and history of the Cahuilla Indians and other southern California Indian tribes. Malki also founded an academic publishing press in 1965, which has printed many high quality books and materials on Native American culture, including the well-known Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology.

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Malki Museum Press is excited and proud to announce Losing Ground: The Displacement of San Gorgonio Pass Cahuilla People in the 19th Century. Bringing to light a past that has all but remained secret, Losing Ground reveals how the Cahuilla people became the indispensable...

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See the Founders of the Museum and Read Their Extraordinary Tales



Dr. Katherine Siva Saubel
Cahuilla
Read it here.
Jane Penn
Wanikik Cahuilla
Read it here.