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The Coast Miwok
Marin County is on the ancestral lands of the Coast Miwok People, including the Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The Coast Miwok Indians have occupied the lands throughout Marin, Marshall, Tomales, Petaluma, and Bodega since time immemorial. The Lucretia Little History Room houses material about the Coast Miwok tribe in our Pamphlet File collection, as well as secondary sources about the tribe.
While Coast Miwok villages with individuals living in a traditional manner no longer exist in Marin, descendants keep the traditional culture alive. Below is a list of resources we encourage you to visit if you are interested in learning more about Marin's Coast Miwok. Included below is information regarding some Coast Miwok descendants who actively practice these traditions.
Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin, a Council organized in February 2020 by a core group of lineal Marin Coast Miwok descendants.
Marin American Indian Alliance, a longstanding Marin County 501c3 non-profit organization connecting American Indians living in Marina nd the San Francisco Bay Area.
MAPOM, the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin, seeks to promote accurate knowledge of the Coast Miwok Indians.
Federated Indian of Graton Rancheria, a federation of Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo groups recognized as a tribe by the US Congress.
Museum of the American Indian is a museum located in Novato dedicated to providing the people of Northern California with programs and exhibits that deepen our understanding and appreciation of Native American cultures.
Kule Loklo, a recreated Coast Miwok village in Pt. Reyes National Seashore, located near the Bear Valley Visitor Center in Olema.