oil painting on copper

Unidentified artist, De India y Zambaigo, Albarazado, late 1700s. Oil on copper. Gift of Charles F. Lummis. Autry Museum; 457.G.58

Reclaiming El Camino: Native Resistance in the Missions and Beyond

Opening December 2023

Norman F. Sprague, Jr. Gallery

Reclaiming the Camino Indigenous aims to educate Los Angeles and its visitors about the potency of Native life and the rich history of activism in the California borderlands region. This exhibition repositions (and reclaims) the El Camino Real as the ancient and well-worn trade route for Native people long before the establishment of the Franciscan Missions in Baja and Alta California

Reclaiming El Camino is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities*, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums, Caryll and William Mingst, and the Mildred E. and Harvey S. Mudd Foundation. 

* Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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