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Village Talk – Native Americans and Archaeology in Marin County

June 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This talk addresses the Native American history of Marin County using archaeology, historical documents, and ethnohistory. After exploring the communities and cultural practices of indigenous Coast Miwok people who lived in the area we now call China Camp State Park for thousands of years, the talk details some the challenges facing Native people during the period of Spanish missionization, as well as the remarkable story of Native resiliency. Learn how Coast Miwok survived the missions and maintained connections to their culture, families, and homes.

Bio – Tsim Schneider is assistant professor of anthropology at UC Santa Cruz. He has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and his continuing archaeological and historical research in Marin County investigates the interactions between Native Americans and colonial institutions. Tsim is co-editor of Indigenous Landscapes and Spanish Missions: New Perspectives from Archaeology and Ethnohistory (University of Arizona Press).

Space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve, send email to: chinacamp.programs@gmail.com Include your name and the number of seats you need. We will reply to confirm your reservation.


June 17, 2017
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.