Colorado Desert Archaeology Society presents
"Investigating Cahuilla Material Culture: Several Unusual Examples"
Daniel McCarthy, Director of Cultural Resources
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Dan is a well-known anthropologist who has worked extensively throughout the Western states and Southern California for 40 years. He is well-respected having worked with Elders and Traditional Practitioners for over 35 years. He recently received the National Lifetime Achievement Award by the Office of Tribal Relations, Department of Agriculture.
Researching unusual artifacts related to the Cahuilla culture has led to some surprising discoveries which shed new insights relating to cultural practices. Using this information of native plant uses is the basis for California Native American courses through the Desert Institute, an educational branch of the Joshua Tree National Park.
Please join us for new insights regarding our cultural heritage, an opportunity to renew our appreciation of all the desert has to offer.