Tribal members oppose site for cultural museum

Members of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians are mobilizing against the tribe's proposed $38 million cultural museum.

The tribe's museum board picked a site that tribal members say should be free from development. Anthony Andreas says the area near the mouth of Andreas Canyon is the ancestral home of the tribe.

The tribe plans to build a large, 98,000-square-foot museum that will include a permanent gallery, an exhibition gallery, a research library, a theater and a cafe and museum shop. Tribal leaders say they are surprised that opposition to the proposed site has grown.

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