Learn more about Maidu people

By February 24, 2011

The Yolo County Historical Society will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave. in West Sacramento.

April Farnham, a local historian and former collections curator of the Maidu Indian Museum, will discuss her research on the history of the native Patwin (Wintun) people who lived along the western edge of the Sacramento River. The presentation will touch on the prehistory of Yolo County as well as native history through the Gold Rush period. Discussion also will touch on early native encounters and experiences with non-Indian explorers, settlers and missionaries.

The presentation will be accompanied by a slide show that includes images of rare artifacts, historic photographs and cultural material.

Chloe Kim

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