Antelope Valley Indian Museum, California

A museum in the Antelope Valley housed in a Swiss-chalet style structure constructed atop a Piute Butte, built by homesteader, teacher, and self-taught artist Howard Arden Edwards in the 1920s. The unique and colorful structure, which Edwards used as a second home, includes a research room originally designed to house his personal collection of local Native American artifacts, as well as a second story bedroom that can only be accessed by climbing an outside ladder and entering through the window. Grace Wilcox Oliver, who had an interest in anthropology and an extensive collection of Native American artifacts, purchased the property and opened it up as the Antelope Valley Indian Museum in the 1940s. It has since had other owners, including one who briefly turned the compound into a dude ranch. It is now operated under the California State Park system, as a museum with an emphasis on regional Native American history.