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CHIAWANA

Before the Columbia, there was Chiawana. The Wanapum, which means the River People, are part of the river and the land through which it flows. Coyote created the river in his efforts to care for the Wanapum. The Wanapum people have been supported by the river’s bounty for thousands of years. We honor the spirit of the river. We are the caretakers responsible for the land and for passing on the teachings of the natural world to the next generation.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT  January 18 - May 8

Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces

Native Americans have served in our nation's military since colonial times, and serve today at a higher rate in proportion to their population than any other ethnic group. Patriot Nations tells their story.

Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces was produced by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

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