A collection of personal objects and archival materials donated by Mildred Browne, member of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and chairwoman of the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Materials include two women's garments, jewelry set, Agua Caliente Casino commemorative plaque, two calendars, Tahquitz Flood Control Project documents and correspondence, photographs, and commemorative programs. Materials are dated 1993 through 2002.
Video footage featuring Cahuilla bird singers and other subjects. Participants included Alvino Siva, Michael Mirelez, Gerald Clarke, Anthony Andreas Jr., Kim Marcus, Robert Levi, Katherine Siva-Saubel, and others. Recorded in preparation for the film Sing Birds: Cahuilla Path to Power, produced by Sean Owen. Recorded between the years 2006-2009.
Prehistoric and ethnohistoric artifacts, associated documentation, and photographic media collected and/or recorded during the excavation of the Tahquitz Canyon flood control area prior to construction of Tahquitz Dam. Collected and/or recorded between 1988-2000 by Cultural Systems Research, Inc on behalf of Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
Photographic media and associated site data recording Native American rock art sites throughout southern California and the western United States. Photographed and recorded during the years 1970-1991 by Daniel F. McCarthy.
Audio recordings collected from the Morongo Indian Reservation and Malki Museum (Banning, California) between 1979 and 1983 for use in the production of radio programs describing oral traditions as a means to understanding traditional and contemporary Cahuilla culture. Included are the Voices International radio productions The Old Ways Are Gone and The Cahuilla Creation Myth. Supplementary materials include production transcripts, ethnological notes of Arthur Harrington (surrogates) pertaining to Perfecto Segundo's 1937 recordings of the Cahuilla creation story, materials pertaining to Katherine Siva Saubel's translations of the Perfecto Segundo recordings, and production/program ephemera. Program consultants and participants included: Katherine Siva Saubel, Mariano Saubel, Alvino Siva, Robert Levi, Ernest Siva, Marianne Andreas, Lowell John Bean. With additional assistance from: Harry Lawton, Matt Pablo, Esther Levi, Tom Blackburn, June Siva.
Letters addressed to the Carrie McCoy (Pierce) Estate, originating largely from F.G. Collett of the group Indians of California, Inc. Correspondence contains updates from the organization's delegates in Washington DC, mainly in regards to claims and enrollment legislation. Collected between the years 1947-52.
Collection of newspaper articles concerning California desert history, culture, and lore written by Paul Wilhelm and other authors, predominantly published by the Indio Daily News. Many Indio Daily News articles were published as part the newspaper's Desert Lore series. Collection includes additional writings by George Law. Collected between the years 1936-86.
Ephemera relating to D. Purnel's (Cahuilla) educational experiences at Palm Springs High School, a public school. Collection contains a yearbook and related educational brochures pamphlets, and articles. Collected between 1967-96.
A collection of government documents and publications largely pertaining to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Publications include United States Senate and House of Representatives hearings transcripts and bills. Some transcripts contain testimonies told in the first person by Agua Caliente Band members, federal employees, attorneys, and other Palm Springs residents. Includes Indian Service correspondence from the late 1880s. Dated materials span the years 1884-1998."
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