Sierra Mono Museum

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33103 Road 228, North Fork, CA, USA
SierraMonoMuseum,org - (559) 877-2115

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A very nice museum of the local Mono Indian Tribe. Jun 09, 2011
The Mono Indian tribe of the foothills of North Fork, CA it would appear came from the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and are related to the Paiute tribe due to the similarity of their language. That was back around 1850 and they numbered about 1,800 members. Back in about 1960 they decided that they were slowly losing their culture. So they got together and began to develop plans for a museum. It wasn’t an overnight project and it took nearly six years to get everything together. Today, the wonderful collections of their weaving, and tools, along with the artifacts of their tribe and well displayed animals of the area are shown in a very nice sized museum. There are elders that spend time explaining just what you are seeing. Also, the tribe has once per week gatherings to keep the weaving projects coming. There is a small donation requested, $5 for adults, $3 for kids and seniors. The day we were there a small group of eight or ten were taking a tour and getting wonderful in-depth details of each item. For what you expect to be a small museum, this one greatly exceeded expectations.
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Hummingbird says:
This really was a very nice museum for a local Indian tribe. Most don't come near to having what we saw there. :)
Posted on: Jun 16, 2011
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