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EVENT POSTPONED: Miwok History Walk

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Coast Miwok History Walk event on September 12th has been postponed to October.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we will let you know the new date of the event as soon as possible. 

Join us this month for an informative walk through Back Ranch Meadows. Naturalist Jerry Coe will focus on plants that pre-Colonial Coast Miwok collected in late summer to use for tools and housing. For example,  tule plants were cut, dried, and carefully bound together to make fishing boats. Pliable hazelwood was gathered to make burden baskets in preparation for the acorn harvests of October. 

Coast Miwok people, who once thrived in the area now known as China Camp,  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, September 12

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Location: Details emailed to you when you register. 

Walking difficulty: Easy; 1½ miles

 

REGISTER HERE

Space is limited; reservations required.

Free (donations appreciated).

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

Cancellations notified via email.

Photo credit: Traditional Miwok tule kotcha/ Novato Museum of American Indian

Details

Date:
September 12
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am