February 2, 2002 |
After several months of subtle cowboy-Indian skirmishing over access to the coveted collection of the Southwest Museum on Mount Washington, the cowboys are in retreat. The prize in this rivalry is the chance to collaborate with the respected but meagerly funded Southwest Museum, which is looking for a partner to help improve its balance sheet and boost public exposure of its 350,000 western artifacts from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
April 7, 2002 |
When last seen in the pages of Helen Hunt Jackson's celebrated historical romance "Ramona," the Indians of this valley were a desperate lot: poor, illiterate, first subjugated by the Spanish, then the Mexicans, then evicted and dumped in a dry canyon by the U.S. government. But one glance at that dry canyon these days tells you that world has been upended.
April 25, 1998 |
A federal judge on Friday refused to immediately derail an agreement between Gov. Pete Wilson and the Pala Indians allowing some reservation gambling, despite objections from two other California Indian tribes that the pact disregards state and federal laws and infringes on tribes' sovereignty. U.S. District Judge Thomas F.
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May 20, 2002 |
The Pechanga Indians of Temecula on Sunday hesitated on the brink of a pioneering deal to provide up to $1.3 million yearly to the cash-strapped Southwest Museum in exchange for the loan of thousands of artifacts. That decision represents the first setback for a museum building plan that was assembled over a year of negotiations between tribal leaders and museum officials, an alliance that museum authorities say would be the first of its kind.
October 4, 2002 |
Leaders of the cash-strapped Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, stalled in partnership talks with the Pechanga Indians of Temecula and looking for an ally, have set a mid-December deal-making deadline and have invited other institutions to submit rival proposals. Duane King, executive director of the Southwest Museum, said the idea is to clarify the institution's direction and calm supporters who have voiced anxiety over the museum's uncertain status.
November 19, 2002 |
The Pechanga Indians of Temecula, who in May paused on the brink of a deal to borrow Native American artifacts from the cash-strapped Southwest Museum in Los Angeles in exchange for up to $1.3 million yearly, have backed away from the bargaining table. The ruptured deal appears to put the Southwest Museum's leaders near square one in their efforts to find a financial angel.