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Miwok History Walk
July 25, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us as we walk through Back Ranch Meadows and learn how pre-colonial Coast Miwok people harvested food throughout China Camp.
Surrounded by the diverse and lush habitats in their homeland here, Miwok people enjoyed an abundance of animal protein. They harvested local fish and shellfish, and used net traps in the marshes to catch geese, ducks, and other shorebirds. Miwok were also known for their long-standing tradition as falconers, training hawks to catch rabbits and quail.
Join naturalist Jerry Coe as he discusses the history of the Coast Miwok people and how they survived and thrived in the area now known as China Camp. Coast Miwok people still live in the Bay Area today, with the largest group at Graton Rancheria in Sonoma County. For more information about California’s indigenous history, visit the California Native American Heritage Commission website.
Date: Sunday, July 25
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Details emailed to you when you register.
Walking difficulty: Easy; 1.5 miles
Space is limited; reservations required.
Free (donations appreciated).
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 456-0766.
Cancellations notified via email.
Illustration credit: Coast Miwok natives wearing various headbands and headdresses. Meriam Library, California State University, Chico