Descendant Communities

Illustration from the “Sinday” tales painted by Kiowa artist Silver Horn, or Haungooah, and collected by by Gen. Hugh L. Scott; Cat. No. 2-4922

The Hearst Museum values descendant community involvement as a cornerstone of its day-to-day operations. These on-going relationships range from community-based exhibitions of objects, to the support of ceremonial events and performances, to educational programs for indigenous youth, to the repatriation of collections in compliance with federal law.

For more information or to propose a collaboration, please contact the Museum’s Executive Director at