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For Immediate Release: 4/7/2015

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State Indian Museum “Native Education for All” Event Explores Use of Unrealistic Native American Images



Connie McGough


State Indian Museum


Sacramento, CA. – In recognition of the Museum’s 75th anniversary this year, the State Indian Museum and California State Parks will present a thought-provoking Native Education for All Series lecture: The Cultural Sabotage of Native American Iconographyon Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

As a special guest, Dr. Brian Baker, Professor of Native American Studies at California State University, Sacramento, will explore and explain why fictionalized, commercial representations (i.e. Indian princess or maidens, Redskins, warriors) of Native Americans are offensive and damaging to Native Americans and their culture.

The special presentation is free to Museum guests with paid admission: $5 for adults, $3 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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