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Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast

AUDIENCE: General, School Groups, Families


SIZE: Approximately 1,000 square feet

SECURITY: Moderate

An exploration of traditional hunting, collecting, food preparation and food preservation by California Indian cultures from all regions of the state.

Curated by Dr. Sherrie Smith-Ferri (Dry Creek Pomo/Bodega Bay Miwok) and based on the Heyday Books publication of the same name by Margaret Dubin and Sara-Larus Tolley (2008). Organized by the Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House, Ukiah.

Exhibition Themes:

  • Celebrates traditional California Indian food sources
  • Showcases the extensive and sophisticated system of environmental knowledge underlying California Indian use of food resources
  • Emphasizes the importance and continuing use of native foods in contemporary California Indian communities
  • Examines contemporary issues of food localization, sustainability, nutrition and environmental health through an alternative, older lens

The exhibition includes:

  • Historic and contemporary framed photographs of California Indian peoples gathering, preparing, and enjoying traditional food
  • Large format framed contemporary photographs of California Indian food resources
  • Text panels and object labels
  • Tear off recipe pads of some ways to enjoy California Indian foods
  • Preserved or processed examples of types of California Indian foods (jars of kippered salmon, dried manzanita berries, dried seaweed, different types of acorns, etc.)
  • Film footage of California Indian foods “in the wild” being harvested and prepared for eating

This exhibition features several interpretive components including:

  • Curriculum for School Groups
  • Family Activity Guide
  • Docent Training Manual

TOP: Exhibition at the Grace Hudson Museum MIDDLE: Manzanita berries, Deborah Small MIDDLE LEFT: Winnowing Manzanita MIDDLE RIGHT: Exhibit Graphic ABOVE: Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider title panel


July 10, 2010 – October 31, 2010 Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah
July 31, 2011 – September 25, 2011 The Haggin Museum, Stockton
October 9, 2011 – December 4, 2011 Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, Palm Springs
December 18, 2011 – April 27, 2012 Maidu Museum, Roseville
May 10, 2012 – October 31, 2012 Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside
February 10, 2013 – April 7, 2013 Museum of History & Art, Ontario
October 5, 2013 – January 5, 2014 Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
January 19, 2014 – March 23, 2014 Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton
April 17, 2014 – May 8, 2014 Goudi'ni Native American Arts Gallery, HSU Art Department
June 8, 2014 – August 3, 2014 Available
August 17, 2014 – October 12, 2014 Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Ocotillo
October 26, 2014 – December 21, 2014 Old Orange County Courthouse Museum, Santa Ana
January 4, 2015 – March 1, 2015 Hi-Desert Museum, Yucca Valley
March 15, 2015 – May 10, 2015 Available
May 24, 2015 – July 19, 2015 Available
February 18, 2016 – September 30, 2016 John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley
November 13, 2016 – April 16, 2017 Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos
Posted in: Past Exhibits