Currently, I am serving as a contract Collections Manager at the Cultural Resources Center of the National Museum of the American Indian. It is an honor and a privilege to provide stewardship for the vast collection of American Indian material culture that is housed there, including the Grandmother Dress dress that is mentioned in this article.
“It was a classic case of environmental injustice,” said Stephen Kullman, who works as the Wiyot’s director of natural resources. “The land was stolen from the Wiyot and then polluted. Then after they purchased it back, they were responsible for the cleanup. Luckily, it’s a compelling story for a grant proposal.”