Malki Museum

We are open:

Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Closed: Sunday & Monday

Morongo Reservation
11795 Malki Road
Banning, California 92220
For further information you can call: (951)-849-7289

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Agave Harvest and Tasting

The agave was a staple food item of the Cahuilla and other Southern California Native American tribes. Daniel McCarthy, Malki Museum's Board President, will give a lecture on the historical uses of agave, as well as demonstrate how to harvest the Agave plant.

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Local History of the Cahuilla

Lecture by Betty Meltzer
Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Time: 11:00am
Location: Malki Museum
11795 Malki Rd. Banning, CA 92220

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.

Malki-Ballena Press Book Store

Check Out Our Latest Release

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...


See the Founders of the Museum and Read Their Extraordinary Tales

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