The simultaneous, yet conflicting, demoralization and romanticism of the Native Peoples of the Americas throughout modern American history is a fascinating and sad phenomenon. They were often portrayed as savages, attacking the pioneers heading west to claim their virgin land under Manifest Destiny. Yet, many amateur genealogists lay claim to Native American inheritance.
Off of Jensen Avenue in Sanger, a sprightly structure of yellow and brown is tucked in between the Sanger Branch Library, the Sanger Police Department, and the Sanger Chamber of Commerce buildings. The Sanger Depot Museum is a treasure of historical preservation for the people of the San Joaquin Valley, with exhibits covering prehistoric animals, Native American basketry, Victorian life and commerce, and the families that were part of Sanger's growth.