Guest speaker David Stuart is an anthropologist and former director of the Sacramento (now Powerhouse) Science Center, Sacramento History Museum, and the San Joaquin County History Museum. He will present an illustrated lecture summarizing the remarkable history of the American Indians who lived in what is now the Sacramento Region for more than 10,000 years.
In this California heartland, the Native peoples developed rich cultures that spread into the Bay Area and the Sierra foothills. Stuart will address some of the common stereotypes about the cultures of the many Nisenan (southern Maidu)-speaking nations whose homelands were along the Yuba, Bear, Feather, Sacramento, and American Rivers; the many plains Miwok-speaking nations along the Cosumnes, Mokelumne, and Sacramento Rivers; and, to a lesser extent, the northern Yokuts-speaking nations from the Calaveras, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin River areas.
Stuart will also provide highlights of early California history from the California Indian perspective as well as answer questions about the cultures of Native peoples from the region.
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