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.

This varied and essential work is taken up across several of the Museum’s divisions–including Collections and Conservation, Education and Interpretation, Cultural Policy and Repatriation, and the Office of the Director–as well as the Museum’s dedicated Native American Advisory Council. Contact the Museum’s Cultural Policy Division to learn more.