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Indigenous Miwok Walk

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Oct 19th 

Honoring Native Californians: 

Miwok Life at China Camp

John Tayaba of the Miwok tribe performs with other dancers during the annual Indigenous People’s Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony on Alcaraz Island. 2007. AP Photo/Craig Young


This walk is a continuation of a previous Miwok program from August. eIndigenous coastal Miwok people have lived and thrived in the China Camp area for over 5000 years. Before Spanish settlers forced the native population off of their land and into missions, the Miwok people flourished due to an abundance of food and natural materials from the oak woodland forest and the coastal bay shoreline. It is estimated that there were over several thousand Coastal Miwok in the North Bay at the time of the Spanish arrival in 1769. Most of this population was dispersed within 100 years. Many died of European diseases. Miwok people still live in the Bay Area today, with the largest group at Graton Rancheria in Sonoma County. Join naturalist Jerry Coe for an educational walk as he discusses the pre-colonial settlements of the coastal Miwok people at China Camp. He will cover how they lived, what they wore and ate, what they used for medicine, and some of their common cultural traditions and folklore. 


 Date: October 19th

Time: 10am-noon 

Location:  Backranch Meadows Entrance Gate.


This event is free. Space is limited and reservations are required.

To reserve, send email to:

chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or call (415) 456-0766.

Include your name, the number of seats you need, and your phone #.

We will reply to confirm your reservation.

Cancellation announcements will be posted on the FOCC website homepage.


October 19, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm