Water and Culture: Recovering Owens Valley Paiute History Exhibition

November 21, 2013 – May 19, 2014
Third Floor Foyer, The Bancroft Library
Open during the operating hours of The Bancroft Reading Room

Curated by Jenna Cavelle, Winner of the Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize

A tribute to the memory of the Owens Valley Paiute Indian water achievements, losses, contributions to pioneer society, and expropriation by the city of Los Angeles. Featuring journals, maps, and photographs from the collections of The Bancroft Library, this exhibition highlights early historical records of the ancient irrigation systems of the Paiute Indian tribes of California and their place in Paiute traditional cultural landscapes.