Pre-historic Ohio Tools & Points
19th Century North American Basketry & Bead work
The American Indian Gallery features 19th c. basketry and bead work from the U.S. and Canada, and prehistoric pottery from the American Southwest and Mexico. Also displayed is an extensive collection of prehistoric tools and points found in Coshocton County. Do you love Native American inspired history and information? This gallery is just the place for you! Visit this exhibit year round, here at JHM.
The California Mission tribes inhabited the coastal regions of Southern California and were the first to come into contact with the Spanish in this area. In the 18th century they were ultimately forced to convert and to leave their rich hunting grounds to supply field labor to the Spanish. Both the missionaries and the accompanying military created a demand for their baskets.