Museum joins Pomo Project to show Batikletcawi Was Here

Pomo Exhibit

We are pleased to announce the
Batikletcawi Was Here exhibit has been extended to Sunday, February 22, 2015.

The West County Museum joins with The Pomo Project of Sebastopol to present Batikletcawi Was Here Honoring the First Ancestors.

The past and present meet in this exhibit which combines modern images and regalia items by Pomo Project artists, the Sonoma County Pomo Youth Dancers and other California Indian contributors with historical pieces from the museum’s holdings as well as loans from the community of historical finds and contemporary examples of traditional items.

Excerpts from lectures and talks given by Greg Sarris, Chairman of the Graton Rancheria, and Vana Lawson, daughter of Essie Parrish recorded during previous Pomo Honoring Month events of the past 5 years, help tell the story of the relationship to the land the first people had and how the events of history changed everything. The exhibit also reflects how attitudes about cultural exchanges change over time.

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History of Sebastopol

From the first known inhabitants, the Miwok and Pomo Indians to today, Sebastopol's history is rich in cultural, and often high-spirited discourse. Read about the History of Sebastopol.

A Pomo woman, Cecilia Joaquin, using a seed beater to gather seeds into a burden basket.

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