Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO

Department of Anthropology
College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA. 95929-0400

(530) 898-6192
www.csuchico.edu/anth
visualanthropology@csuchico.edu


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Stories In Thread

Stories in Thread focuses on Hmong Pa Dau. The traditionally hand-made textiles are integral to what it means to be Hmong in America.

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ILLUSIONS IN STONE

Illusions in Stone tells the global story of the emerald trade - a story of hope, faith, danger and desire. It is a place where righteous thieves, reckless miners, and religious scholars are all united by their fascination with the green stones. Each of their stories are tied together by the thread of hope and a dream of riches that often proves to be an illusion...

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SOMEONE YOU KNOW

Across our colleges and universities, women are being sexually assaulted and then blamed for it...

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A MAN CALLED ISHI

Ishi survived attacks on his people and lived in the remote wilderness of northern California for 40 years...

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CALIFORNIA INDIAN VOICES

Native People from all over California came together to discuss issues of cultural sustainability, tradition, the environment...

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TORN

For thousands of years stunning petroglyphs on the volcanic tablelands near Bishop, California shimmered in the starlight, but then a menace struck. Looters with rock saws and chisels destroyed this ancient site leaving everyone with one question...why?

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TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) promotes an indigenous approach to environmental stewardship. Our world faces unprecedented ecological challenges. Collaborating with local peoples is a crucial step toward a more sustainable future.

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IMPACT OF THE FROLIC

In the summer of 1984, archaeologist Thomas Layton unearthed some unexpected Chinese artifacts at a Native American site in Mendocino County. Driven to discover their origins, Dr. Layton set out on a quest to solve the riddle of the mysterious potsherds. What he eventually uncovered was a story of vast cultural connections and a shipwreck that impacted California forever.

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A WALK THROUGH TIME

With its majestic landscapes, diverse wildlife, and a history spanning 14,000 years, Anderson Marsh State Historic Park is one of the most unique places in all of California. It is also the home of the Koi people who were the first humans to colonize the area and who are still there to this day. Their deep cultural heritage prompted the extraordinary events that led to the park's creation and reinforces the current struggles to protect the amazing resources that the park holds.

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TREADING WATER

Facing an uncertain future, a community confronts its reflection in the mirror of water scarcity...

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BOUND TO TRADITION

Susan Campbell, a Mountain Maidu Native American is making a cradleboard for her first grandchild...

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THE BEGINNING OF THE END

In 1872 a small group of Modoc men, women and children refused to be confined to a reservation and sought refuge in the area now known as the Lava Beds National Monument...

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Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO

Department of Anthropology
College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA. 95929-0400

(530) 898-6192
www.csuchico.edu/anth
visualanthropology@csuchico.edu