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California tribe featured in opening NMAI exhibit

The Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians of California is one of 24 tribes featured in the opening exhibit of the new National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

A group of tribal leaders and elders will travel to Washington for the museum's September 21 opening. "We were fortunate to be picked," chairman Paul Cuero told The San Diego Union-Tribune.

The 300-member Campo Band is part of the "Our Lives" exhibit. It features artifacts, photos, videos and text displays of the tribe. Museum staff visited the reservation to interview elders, casino workers and others.

Get the Story:
'Great honor' awaits Campo band at nation's new Indian museum (The San Diego Union-Tribune 9/8)

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