The 2013 Tillie Hardwick Lecture Series

The California Indian Museum and Cultural center


The 2013 Tillie Hardwick Lecture Series

During the whirlwind era of termination many California Indian Rancherias became things of the past. In a landmark case, Tillie Hardwick v. United States, one Pomo woman restored the sovereign status of 17 tribes.

CIM honors  Ms. Hardwick’s dedication and contributions to all California Indians.

The Real First Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 17, 2012

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

5250 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Thanksgiving is an American tradition that celebrates family, friendship, and sharing.  The spirit of reciprocity was celebrated by tribes throughout the continent through annual harvest celebrations hundreds of years before the Pilgrims arrived on eastern shores.

There is a great deal of romanticism and factual misconceptions that surround the origins of the first American Thanksgiving holiday.  Join us for an afternoon of exploring the historical facts and motivations behind the stereotyping of this beloved holiday.  Let’s also explore the Native American traditions of harvest and the diverse values that support historical and contemporary seasonal celebrations within tribal communities.

January 26, 2013 The Journey of Elders: A Native American Experience

February 9, 2013 A Profile of California Indian History

March 16, 2013 Past, Present & Future of Indian Casinos

Oct – Real First Thanksgiving


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