Oil Painting from the Aspen Wolf series

Taken from The Aspen Wolf Series.

Bill Soza Warsoldier
(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 Flower Day

Sunday May 3, 2015

4:00 pm
Decorating Sherman Indian School Cemetery

  • INDIEGOGO - Fundraiser

  • The Sherman Indian Museum is a minimally funded museum in Riverside, California that is raising money to move a beautifully painted buffalo hide to the Sherman Indian High School, and purchase new exhibition cases.

  • Sherman Indian School
    9010 Magnolia Ave
    Riverside, CA 92503

    Get Directions

  • For more information email: LSISQUOC@GMAIL.COM
  • or call (951)276-6325 ext 309


  • Friday, April 17, 2015: Annual Miss Sherman Pageant held in the auditorium. 6:00pm
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015 : Annual Powwow held on the football field. 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Friday, May 03, 2015: Indian Flower Day, Decorating Sherman Indian School Cemetery 4:00pm

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 School valedictorian chooses medical career

More on Unique Darrell's career path →

Sherman Indian High School Culture and Outreach Programs

Sherman Indian High School Inter-tribal Dance Groups

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.

Culture Sharing with Sherman Indian High School Students and Culture Traditions staff.

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