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Village Talk: Archeology of Indigenous Refuge and Recourse 

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


From the late 1700s to the late 1800s, the Spanish missions and other colonial projects established in central California compromised Indigenous cultures and identities, dispossessed Indigenous peoples of their traditional lands, destroyed natural resources, and hastened the population decline of Native societies. 

Join Dr.Tsim D. Schneider, as he discusses these and other findings from his recently released book, The Archaeology of Indigenous Refuge of Recourse: Coast Miwok Resilience and Indigenous Hinterlands in Colonial California (University of Arizona Press, 2021). Dr. Schneider, an associate professor of anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz, will share how Indigenous Coast Miwok people survived despite these circumstances. He will shed light on how archaeological findings at China Camp State Park and Tomales Bay bear witness to past injustices to the region’s tribes, and help reveal critical instances of Coast Miwok’s resiliency and success in developing refuge and rebuilding their society.

 Dr. Schneider is the author of three books and has done extensive archaeological research on Indigenous populations in China Camp State Park and elsewhere in Marin County.


Date: Saturday, August 13

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Venue: China Camp Village Museum




Space is limited; reservations required.

Free (donations appreciated).

Cancellations notified via email.

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

Photo: arizona.edu


August 13
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.