posted Jun 11, 2010, 10:24 AM by email@example.com
updated Jun 14, 2010, 4:32 PM by Maria Kotar
St. John's 6th graders took a field trip to Point Reyes National Park and the Kule Loklo Miwok Indian Village on 9th June, 2010.
(NOTE: Click on a photograph anywhere in this report to see a larger version.)
Miwok people have lived in the Point Reyes vicinity for over 4,000
years. They lived in villages similar to Kule Loklo, which is located
near the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Before the Europeans came to
California, the Coast Miwok people were the inhabitants of what we now
call Marin and southern Sonoma Counties. A rich economy was based on
gathering, fishing and hunting. Village communities of 75 to several
hundred people developed in sheltered places near fresh water and
"Kule Loklo" (meaning "Bear Valley") is a recreated
village. It stands where no village ever was, but where one might have
St. John's students enjoy the surroundings.