Anthony Burris, 2020 MPS Showcase

California State Parks is developing a pilot interpretive framework for Marshall Gold Discovery Park in Coloma, California. With Governor Newsom’s apology for California Native American Genocide in California, California State Parks is in the beginning stages of reviewing interpretation at Parks with an Indigenous nexus. This project will be the first of several reviews of other Gold Rush-era parks through current interpretation and education standards.

As a Mellon Public Scholar, Anthony assisted the Tribal Affairs Program, Interpretation and Education Division, and the Cultural Resources Program at Gold Fields District with engaging and consulting tribes whose history, culture, and traditions interact with Marshall Gold Discovery Park.