CLAS Summer Institute for Teachers

"Remembering Alta California, Remaking the Past"

June 26-28, 2006

Joaquin Murrieta


Holly Alonso is 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.

Edward 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.

Dydia Delyser is Associate Professor of Geography at Louisiana State University and the author of Ramona Memories: Tourism and the Shaping of Southern California.

Lisbeth 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.

Theresa 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.

Alex Saragoza is Associate Professor of History in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.

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