Exhibits


NOW SHOWING:
BILL SOZA WARSOLDIER
Oil Painting from the Aspen Wolf series

Taken from The Aspen Wolf Series.

Bill Soza Warsoldier
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(Soboba Band of Cahuilla Indians/White Mountain Apache), is one of the primary catalysts for a change which would make all of us "never look at Indian Art the same way again."  His work has a sophisticated starkness which almost forces an observer to be aware of the truths he talked about as a young man, and of which he talks of now. Please contact the Sherman Indian Museum for exhibit days and times.  (951)276-6719. Visit warsoldierartwork.com for more information.

Sherman Cemetery



This school was founded by the United States Government to assimilate Native Americans into the mainstream society, upon which hundreds of Native American children were removed from their homes and tribal cultures, sent to these schools to be educated, taught a trade and required to conform to Euro-American society. Because of Bureau policies, students did not return home for several years, many of whom died and were buried in the school cemetery.

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Visitor Information

Sherman Museum offers:
  • Guided and Self-Guided Tours
  • School History Lectures
  • Native Plant Garden
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Native American - Toys and Games
  • Plant Uses
  • Rock Art
  • Music/Instruments
  • Basketry

Museum Hours and Location

Museum Collections

Sherman Photo Gallery
Photo archives from 1892 to present

  • Student registration records 1892-1970s
  • Yearbooks 1920s-1980's
  • Sherman Bulletin Newsletters 1907-1980s
  • School memorabilia, including trophies
  • Basketry
  • Navajo rugs
  • Kachina Dolls
  • Bead work
  • Artwork
  • Pottery
  • Dioramas
Library includes:
  • News clipping collection
  • Alumni/employee scrapbooks
  • Native American periodicals/newsletters
  • Research material files
  • Bureau of Ethnology Smithsonian Reports
  • Indian Commissioner Reports
  • Native American video collection

Note: The museum houses the original records and copies on microfilm. There are copies of museum archives on microfilm at the State Library in Sacramento and the Public Library in Fresno.

Museum Hours & Location

Map to Sherman image link

Sherman Indian Museum
9010 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA    92503 (951)276-6719

Museum open hours are currently Tuesday - Thursday- 1:00pm - 4:30pm
all other hours are by appointment. Hours are subject to change due to Sherman Indian High School class schedule changes and field trips. Please call for tours or research appointments

Cultural Events & Activities

For listings of future events, please visit the calendar page.

Museum Events Calendar

Sherman High School Events Calendar

 


Indian Day Celebration
Museum Open House

The Sherman Indian High School and Museum are proud to announce its 45th Annual Indian Day Celebration. We will also feature Sherman Indian High School student clubs and classes. Cultural Displays, Native American arts and Craft vendors. Museum Opens at 12:00pm
Indian Day Program starts at 1:30pm

Flyer

9010 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, California 92503
(951) 276- 6719 Office
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Indian Day Agenda
Friday, September 25, 2015
12:00pm to 4:00pm on going

  • Museum open, craft, and information/resource booths open
  • Indian Taco Booth by Ramona Dorm Club
  • Native Field Games on lawn
  • Book signing By Professor Cliff Trafzer
  • GUEST ARTIST – Dorrie Lyle

1:30pm

  • Welcome From Miss Sherman - Indian Day History
  • Introduction of Inter Tribal Officers and Welcome from new ITC President
  • Welcome from Administration
  • Presentation of Golden Eagle Awards -Mr. Doepner, Mrs. Merchant and Lorene Sisquoc
  • White Rose Singers – Welcome Song

2:00PM

  • Braves Cheer
  • Round Dance
  • Two Step
  • Hand Drum Songs – SIHS Students

2:30pm

  • Miracle Dolls – on going
  • Inter-Tribal’s and Exhibitions –SIHS Students and guests
  • Flute Music – SIHS Students
  • Boys Drum

3:00pm

  • Bird Singing and Dancing – all welcome!

 


American Indian Day

On September 27, 1970, Mayor Ben H. Lewis signed a proclamation stating the following:
 Whereas, the traditions and heritage of the American Indians have great meaning and value for all citizens of this country and especially for Riverside, California; and
 Whereas, it is especially fitting that citizens of Riverside express in a significant way the esteem and affection in which we all hold our fellow Riversider's of American Indian descent; and
 Whereas: the students of Sherman Indian High school will mark the day with special ceremonies and festivities; and
 Whereas, all Riversider’s will want to enter with enthusiasm into the sprit and purpose of the occasion;
 Now, Therefore, I Ben H. Lewis, Mayor of the City of Riverside, California, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 25, 1970, as American Indian Day
 And urge our citizens to express their personal good wishes to the Riverside Indian Community in its observance of this special day.


City of Riverside Proclamation

WHEREAS, the traditions and heritage of the American Indians have great meaning and value for all citizens of this country and especially for the city of Riverside, California, and

WHEREAS, it is especially fitting that the citizens of Riverside express in a significant way the esteem and affection in which we all hold our fellow Riversider’s of American Indian Descent; and

WHEREAS the City of Riverside will join the American Indian Community to mark this week with special ceremonies and festivities; and

WHEREAS, all Riversider’s will want to enter with enthusiasm into the spirit and purpose of the occasion; and

NOW,THEREFORE, I Nancy Hart, Mayor Pro Tempore of the City of Riverside, do hereby proclaim fourth week of September as American Indian Recognition Week In Riverside and on behalf of Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge and the Riverside City Council, I urge our citizens to express their personal good wishes to the Riverside Indian Community in its observation of this week.

Nancy Hart, Mayor Pro Tempore

Ronald Loveridge, Mayor City of Riverside, California City of Riverside, California

September 19, 2006 September 19, 2006


Sherman Indian Museum Honoring the Alumni Open House

Saturday, October 10, 2015
11:00 to 4:00PM
9010 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503

Museum Open for on-going tours. Gift shop open- books, Sherman logo cups, bags, T-shirts, jewelry, yearbooks, native arts & crafts and much more.
Indian Taco booth
Local arts and crafts vendors welcome.
Meet and greet for Alumni and visitors, Special recognition of our Navajo Program Students 1946 to 1962.

Entertainment and Honoring the Alumni Program starts

Honoring the Alumni and Elders Potluck will be held at Bennett Memorial Hall at 4:30pm. Bring a main dish, drinks or dessert to share. Entertainment, cakewalk and raffle!

Museum event is open to the public, potluck is open to Alumni and Inter-Tribal Elders, Sherman Community and invited guests.
Sherman Indian High School is a smoke free, alcohol free, and drug free and no pets allowed on campus.

Sponsored by Sherman Indian Museum and Golden Eagle

                   For more information email LSISQUOC@GMAIL.COM
OR CALL (951) 276-6325 EXT 309

 


 

 

 

 

On going – Talking circle, traditional teachings, Sacred Voices speaker series, Powwow workshops, arts/craft workshops, sweatlodge, community outreach, Inter-tribal dance group performances. Clarke Culture Center, Native Traditions Classroom and Museum are open after school hours for students, check posted flyers for times and activities. Note: Elders Potlucks are held monthly at Bennett hall usually on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, the Inland Empire Cherokee Nation holds their monthly meeting/potluck there usually on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. (Students may attend of school staff are present)


  • Anna Marie Houser turns 102 years old August 7 2014
    Sherman Institute Class of 1931

High School News

 

 

Sherman Indian High School Culture and Outreach Programs

 

Lectures and Workshops offered by Lorene Sisquoc

Curators Corner

Lorene Sisquoc

MUSEUM CURATOR Lorene Sisquoc was born and raised in Riverside, California. She is a member of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe and a descendant of the Mountain Cahuilla of Southern California. She is direct descendant of Mangas Coloradas read more →
Interested in learning more about Native Americans and their culture? Visit our Curator's Choice Links, sites on the World Wide Web recommended by Lorene Sisquoc.

 


For listings of future events, please visit the calendar page.

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