Yosemite’s Indian Village exhibit, located behind the Yosemite Museum, is designed to provide an interactive introduction to American-Indian history and culture. Over time, however, the village’s educational resources have grown outdated, and its structures have fallen into disrepair.

This 2019 project engaged an intern to lead educational activities focused on American Indian history, and enabled park staff to work on plans to repair bark-covered umacha dwellings and other structures in the village, as well as to redesign the museum’s cultural demonstration area to create a more engaging learning experience for visitors.

Your support enabled the park to work toward restoring and redesigning valuable educational resources, to help visitors gain a deeper understanding of Yosemite’s original — and continuing — stewards.

Completed in partnership with Yosemite National Park.