Section 14: The Other Palm Springs, California

When:
12/01/2019 all-day
2019-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
2019-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
National Museum of the American Indian
Independence Ave SW
Washington
DC 20560

Palm Springs, California is known as a playground for the rich and wealthy. However, the area was once a desert outpost and home to Native Americans. This exhibit focuses on the conflict that arose over a one-square-mile-tract of the city’s downtown, which formed the heart of the reservation belonging to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Section 14 will show how the area became a hotbed for issues like tribal sovereignty, economics, race and land zoning from the 1940s through the 1960s.