6th Graders Visit Miwok Village

posted Jun 11, 2010, 10:24 AM by fr.irenei@stjohnsacademysf.org   [ 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.

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Coast 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 plentiful food.

"Kule Loklo" (meaning "Bear Valley") is a recreated village. It stands where no village ever was, but where one might have stood.

St. John's students enjoy the surroundings.