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From "Curios" to Ambassadors: Changing Roles of the Daggett Collection from Tribes of the Lower Klamath River

Start and End Date and Time: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 17:15 to Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:00
STANFORD ARCHAEOLOGY CENTER, 488 ESCONDIDO MALL, BLDG. 500

In the late 1890s, the entrepreneur and politician John R. Daggett assembled an ethnographic collection to illustrate the lives of Hupa, Karuk, and Yurok communities in northern California. Now at Stanford University, these items represent more than Daggett ever intended through their accumulated histories and ongoing significance to tribal people. Exhibition themes include: community origins and homelands; fishing rights and representations; foodways under the collector's gaze; and the cultures of clothing. This exhibit was developed as part of the spring 2015 course Museum Cultures: Material Representation in the Past and Present, Christina J. Hodge, Instructor.

ON VIEW through Spring 2016