Michael Wilcox, Muwekma Landscape, Archeology and the Narratives of the California Natives
Muwekma Landscape, Archeology and the Narratives of the California Natives
Michael Wilcox, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, Native American Studies, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
Who are the Indigenous People of the Bay Area? California was settled by Native Peoples thousands of years ago, before the Bay existed, when grizzly bears roamed the peninsula. How do we explain their presence 500 years after Columbus? Dispel the mythologies of conquest and disappearance and learn the truth about California’s enduring Native Americans.
In this presentation, Dr. Wilcox will share a study of the many cultures of the different Native inhabitants of California from the prehistoric period to the present time. It will cover an introduction to the diversity and complexity of aboriginal California. Includes the environmental adaptation, material, cultural, social structure, ideology and response to change with an emphasis on contemporary Tribal life.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
4-5 PM Reception
5-6 PM Lecture & Q&A
Sun Field Station, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve