Did you know that the indigenous Coast Miwok and Ohlone peoples have been master gardeners for thousands of years? Early Europeans described them as hunter-gatherers, but in reality there is much greater depth and complexity to their relationship to the land as they “tended the wild.” Join naturalist Jerry Coe as he discusses the pre-Colonial settlements of indigenous peoples in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jerry will cover the history of the Coast Miwok and Ohlone people, how they survived within the landscape, and common cultural practices. He’ll also share how the thousands of Coastal Miwok who lived in the North Bay when Spaniards arrived in 1769 were almost wiped out within a century. Many died of European diseases; others moved away. Miwok people still live in the Bay Area today, with the largest group at Graton Rancheria in Sonoma County.
Date: Thursday, February 18
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: Zoom meeting (details emailed upon reservation)
Space is limited; reservations required.
Free (donations encouraged).
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 456-0766.
Cancellations notified via email.
Illustration credit: Depiction of Pruristac, a Ramaytush village in what is now Pacifica, by Amy Hosa & Linda Yamane, 2019.