Native Americans in California

Thomas Hill painting of "Indian by a lake in a majestic California Landscape

Join us as we celebrate the history and culture of Native Americans in California. For thousands of years, California has been home to Native American tribes numbering in the hundreds prior to European contact.  Today, approximately 40 tribes still exist in California. We hope you can join us for events that honor and explore Native Californian’s history and culture and find the resources below helpful in learning more.  

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