Sherman Indian Museum

Sherman Indian Museum The Sherman Indian Museum is a museum and archive collecting indigenous American material and provides a training venue for Sherman Indian High school’s archives and museum programs.
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By Richard Stephens Special to the Pahrump Valley TimesMay 21, 2020 - 3:23 pm   Don't miss the big stories. Like us on F...
05/25/2020

By Richard Stephens Special to the Pahrump Valley Times
May 21, 2020 - 3:23 pm


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Enes Strozzi Wells, Beatty’s oldest living resident, was surprised with a drive-by celebration for her 99th birthday, Friday, May 15.
Family members and friends in cars, on bikes, and on foot paraded by as Enes watched from the porch of her daughter, Julie Watkins’, home, where she is currently living. Two Nye County Sheriff’s deputies led the parade, with Deputy Mark Murphy in a patrol car and Deputy Breanna Nelson on a motorcycle. Deputy Nelson is Enes’ great-granddaughter. Another deputy, Chris Martinez,was at the end of the parade in a patrol pickup.
The patrol vehicles saluted Enes with lights and sirens, and as the other vehicles, many heavily decorated, passed, drivers honked their horns, and people yelled birthday greetings.
Enes Strozzi Wells was born in Beatty on May 15, 1921. Her parents were Cesar Strozzi, an immigrant from Biasca, Switzerland, and his wife, Mary Rose, a Shoshone Indian from the Grapevine Mountains in Nevada.
Enes’ parents lived in Beatty, but also had a ranch at a higher elevation northwest of Beatty where the family would spend summers. Strozzi Ranch, which Cesar established around 1931 and abandoned in 1947, is now part of Death Valley National Park in an area sometimes called “The Nevada Triangle.”
Enes started school in Beatty in a building located behind the Exchange Club. She spent all her elementary school years in Beatty, then attended the Sherman Indian School in Riverside, California. She returned to Beatty High School for her senior year, and graduated with the class of 1941.
She married Thomas Lester Wells in 1947, and they lived in the house that is now used as an office by the Beatty Water and Sanitation District. After a year, they moved to California, but Enes returned to Beatty after her husband’s death in 1991 to be with her sister, Delores “Dolly” Gillette.

Enes and Thomas had two children, Craig and Julie, and Thomas had a son, Gary, from a previous marriage. Enes legally adopted Gary in 2009 when he was 66 years old. Daughter Julie reported that “the entire courtroom broke out in laughter when their case was called.”
Enes has one living brother, Harry, remaining, and one living cousin, Theodore “Bombo” Cottonwood, of Beatty.
Richard Stephens is a freelance reporter living in Beatty.

The following positions are open:Training Instructor (Culinary)Residential Life Manager Please see announcements at http...
04/22/2020
Bureau of Indian Education | California

The following positions are open:
Training Instructor (Culinary)
Residential Life Manager

Please see announcements at https://www.bie.edu/Jobs/byState/CA/index.htm for information regarding requirements and process. Please share this information with others.
Tina Torres
Sherman Indian High School
951-276-6326 x 206

To help ease the application process for our bureau-operated schools, this link provides information regarding the most commonly requested materials for employment consideration. Keep in mind that some schools may require additional documents other than those listed.

They would love for you all to download for free our book, "BIRD DANCE."  It's free from now until Wednesday, April 22, ...
04/21/2020
BIRD DANCE: A Native American Tradition For All to Enjoy

They would love for you all to download for free our book, "BIRD DANCE." It's free from now until Wednesday, April 22, by clicking
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or going into your Amazon account and searching "Bird Dance." If you don't have an Amazon account, it's free and easy to set one up to get the free e-book, by creating a user name (your email or cell number) and password; then click the "Buy Now," which will show "$0.00." You don't need to enroll in Kindle, and you don't have to buy anything.

“Deborah Tourtillott, my sis-in-law, had told me this legendary story last year; and her sis, Leona Marquez, drew all of the beautiful illustrations. With the three of us collaborating on writing, publishing, and marketing, it made Number 1 Best Seller on Amazon! It's an easy-read for all ages about a curious bird achieving his dreams, with a heartfelt message of the importance of family and traditions. Here are some memorable pics from some of our Book Signings so far! We hope to have many more after our lockdown. Thank you so very much for your support! — with Ramiro Marquez and 6 others.”

BIRD DANCE: A Native American Tradition For All to Enjoy

Sherman Class of 1957 passes away.We at Sherman Museum send our love and prayers to the family. Our museum will be honor...
04/05/2020

Sherman Class of 1957 passes away.
We at Sherman Museum send our love and prayers to the family. Our museum will be honored to keep the memory of her on-going at our museum.

We will be open this Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Stop by if you are in the area!
12/06/2019

We will be open this Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Stop by if you are in the area!

Photos from Sherman Indian Museum's post
11/18/2019

Photos from Sherman Indian Museum's post

11/17/2019

This is a message from a young man who has been doing research at our museum.....................,,........,,,,........,,

Dear Sherman alumni, my name is Vincent Veerbeek and I am a research master student of Historical Studies from the Netherlands. At the moment, I am spending a few months at the University of California, Riverside with Professor Clifford Trafzer to do research on the role of music at Sherman Institute. Specifically, I am looking into the history of the (Papago) Troubadours, the musical club of Tohono O’odham students that was active during the nineteen-fifties and sixties. I would love to get in touch with anyone who can tell me more about either the Troubadours or the musical culture at Sherman during this period as well as Tohono O’odham experiences more generally. Any help is much appreciated, thank you!

10/07/2019

We are looking forward to our tour group from the ATALM Conference coming Tuesday morning.
55 guests coming for a museum/campus tour and a workshop with Mother Earth Clan.
Bonnie, Cindi Alvitre, Charlotte Dominguez, Micki Fulk and Flori Ziplock will be assisting to make it a wonderful visit.

Our 49th Annual Indian Day for the Sherman Indian Museum. Come and join us Friday, September 27 from 11:00am - 4:00pm. O...
09/02/2019

Our 49th Annual Indian Day for the Sherman Indian Museum. Come and join us Friday, September 27 from 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Our guest band will be
“Miracle Dolls”

Hoop Dance by Terry Goedel!

We are back to our regular hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1:00pm-4:30pm. Tours, research and all other times are ...
09/01/2019
Sherman Indian Museum collection

We are back to our regular hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1:00pm-4:30pm.
Tours, research and all other times are by appointment.
(951) 276-6719

https://calisphere.org/collections/27124/

http://www.shermanindian.org/

http://www.shermanindianmuseum.org/

The Sherman Indian Museum collection documents the history of the Perris Indian School, Sherman Institute, and Sherman Indian High School as well as the Native American experience in the US and within government-run American Indian boarding schools. The collection spans more than a century and richl...

Indian Day at Sherman 1981! I hope we get some tribal dance groups going this year. It will be beautiful to see these da...
08/21/2019

Indian Day at Sherman 1981!
I hope we get some tribal dance groups going this year. It will be beautiful to see these dances here at Sherman.

07/10/2019
Today we are hosting Chukchansi elders!
07/10/2019

Today we are hosting Chukchansi elders!

07/06/2019

If your interested in attending Sherman Indian High School we will have information available at the following places in Arizona.
(Sherman Counselor Karlene Clifford and I)

Tuesday, July 30 from 9am-2pm we will be in
Ak-Chin at the Education/Library Department.
&
Wednesday, July 31 from 10am-2pm we will be in Sells, Az at the T.O. Education Department.

07/06/2019

Volunteers needed for a large tour group coming on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:00am.
Area help needed is the campus tour or the basket weaving area.
It is a group of Elders (100) from the Chukchansi Tribe.
Please message Sisquoc if your interested and able to come.

Sherman boys c.1950. Does anyone know the names of  these cool guys??
05/10/2019

Sherman boys c.1950. Does anyone know the names of these cool guys??

Gift shop items.....
04/06/2019

Gift shop items.....

12/27/2018

We will be open at 10:00am today.

We will be open this week  on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
12/18/2018

We will be open this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Did you know?
11/21/2018

Did you know?

Photos from Sherman Indian Museum's post
11/21/2018

Photos from Sherman Indian Museum's post

10/27/2018

At Bennett Hall with Golden State Gourd Society to honor our Native veterans.

Many thanks to Charlotte, our digitization project coordinator, for her hard work on this awesome poster for the ATALM c...
10/10/2018

Many thanks to Charlotte, our digitization project coordinator, for her hard work on this awesome poster for the ATALM conference in Minnesota.

We lost another Sherman Family member. Donna Villa worked at Sherman from the late 1950’s to the early 1990’s. She raise...
10/04/2018

We lost another Sherman Family member. Donna Villa worked at Sherman from the late 1950’s to the early 1990’s. She raised her family here at Sherman and even had grandchildren attending recently. Here are some photos through the years. Rest In Peace Donna Villa and if anyone would like to help the family out with her final services here is the go fund me link for the family.

gofundme.com/rip-gma-donna-d-villa

10/04/2018

Reclaiming Native spaces on this beautiful powwow night at Sherman!

09/29/2018

Happy California Indian Day!

Another one from the digitization project. Thousands of images and documents will soon be accessible online!
09/16/2018

Another one from the digitization project. Thousands of images and documents will soon be accessible online!

Sherman boys from the 40-50s brought to you by our digitization project!
09/15/2018

Sherman boys from the 40-50s brought to you by our digitization project!

07/25/2018

The museum will open at 9:00am today! I'll be there all day.
A big thank you to Lula Dayzie and Barry Curan for volunteering to clean up the museum yard yesterday!!

From 1896 a letter about a student sent out for outing. This program was suppose to be set up like an exchange student p...
06/06/2018

From 1896 a letter about a student sent out for outing.
This program was suppose to be set up like an exchange student program and immediately became a domestic trade. I was researching the other day for a family and the little girl stayed at sherman from 8 years old until about 14, when she was 12 and 13 she was sent out to work in the outing program.

Sherman Braves 1968
06/06/2018

Sherman Braves 1968

Address

9010 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA
92503

RTA Bus stop is in front of museum on Magnolia Street just east of Jackson Street

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:30
Thursday 13:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(951) 276-6719

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Class of 1977 ~ I loved going to school there. ❤️
I found this in riverside by the river bitten. What do ya think
Are you open? The gates are locked.
In the ‘spirit of Throw back Thursday’... #tbt
We are coming by before noon. Myself and Grandchildren. May we bring you something to eat???