Section 14: The Other Palm Springs

Exhibition Website

Feb 7 2019 - Jan 2020

Section 14: The Other Palm Springs exposes a land battle at the core of the conflict between Western expansion and Indigenous peoples. A one-square-mile tract in downtown Palm Springs, California, Section 14 forms the heart of the reservation belonging to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. As the city evolved from a desert outpost to a playground of the rich and famous, Section 14 became more desirable to developers. Between the 1940s and 1960s, competing interests vied for this valuable land. It became a battleground over issues of tribal sovereignty, land zoning, leasing, economics, and race.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Various Media
  • Indigenous
  • Contemporary
  • Americas
  • Various artists

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