This project is a cumulative project for students studying the different tribes which lived in California. There are many activities which students may choose to do to earn a grade in social studies. I also included the contest format which I used with my 4th grade students. There are many different methods to demonstrate knowledge and research of the California Indians. Some might appeal to students who like art or music, to others who like to get up in front of the class to do presentations and to those who would feel most comfortable doing more of a written report. Also included is my letter to teachers explaining the reasons for the contest, how it came about, and the incentive value to students to learn a great deal.