Malki Museum is the oldest non-profit museum founded by Native Americans
on a California Indian reservation, and has been the inspiration for several other Indian museums.
It has a unique history and is committed to preserving the cultural traditions and history of the Cahuilla
Indians and other southern California Indian tribes. Malki also founded an academic publishing press in 1965, which has printed many high quality books and materials on Native American culture, including the well-known Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology.