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For Immediate Release: 3/5/2015

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State Indian Museum Presents Native Education Series in Celebration of Women’s History Month


Connie McGough,



SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are proud to present a Native Education for All Series: Lesa Phillip Roberts -- The Life of a Choctaw Woman, 1889-1994on Saturday, March 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

As a special guest, Dr. Charles Roberts, Professor Emeritus of California State University, Sacramento, will present the life story of his grandmother – a Choctaw woman whose life encompassed the 1906 dissolution of the Choctaw Nation, 2nd great removal of the Mississippi Choctaws to Indian Territory in Oklahoma, and Indian dispersal to California in the 1920s.

The special presentation is free to Museum guests with paid admission: $3 for adults, $2 for youths ages 6-17 and free for children five and under. The State Indian Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 2618 K Street in Sacramento. More information is available by calling 916-324-8112 or visiting


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