Executive Director of the Friends of Peralta Hacienda
Historical Park. She has spearheaded the re-envisioning
of the site’s
history and the redrawing of its master plan, working
with scholars and community members under NEH funding.
Lisa Bruemmer is the Museum Educator
at the Hearst Museum . Since 1911, the Museum has been
committed to its mission to collect, preserve, research
and interpret the global record of material culture.
The museum celebrates the understanding of the history
and diversity of human cultures.
Castillo is Chair of Native American Studies
at Sonoma State University . A Cahuilla-Luiseño
Indian, his specialty is California Indian Ethno-History.
He has authored numerous books and articles and recently
completed a curriculum on California Indians for
grades 4, 8 and 11.
Delyser is Associate Professor
of Geography at Louisiana State University and the author
of Ramona Memories: Tourism and the Shaping of Southern
Haas is Associate
Professor of History at the University of California,
Santa Cruz. She is the author of the award-winning Conquests
and Historical Identities in California,
1769-1936 and is currently writing a book on indigenous
history and the missions in colonial and Mexican California.
Kent Lightfoot is Professor of Anthropology
at UC Berkeley and Curator of North American Archaeology
at the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology. In addition,
he has developed a local archaeology program that focuses
on Native Californians and their encounters with European
explorers and settlers.
Salazar is the Curator of
The Bancroft Collection, Western Americana. The Bancroft
Collection contains one of the premier collections on
California, including outstanding material from the
Spanish and Mexican periods, as well as the U.S. period.
Saragoza is Associate Professor
of History in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC