Maidu Museum & Historic Site
For 3,000 years, the Maidu Museum & Historic Site was once inhabited by the Nisenan Maidu Indians and their descendants. The museum preserves and promotes the history of the Maidu as well as other California tribes. It features interactive exhibits, displays of Maidu tools, toys, games, and baskets, and two art galleries that are used for changing contemporary Indian art exhibitions. The property itself features many remnants of Maidu culture, including bedrock mortar holes, petroglyphs etched in sandstone, and a large midden (archaeological trash) area. The museum offers art classes and various other programs.
Backstory and Context