Miwok Indians

Learn the rich history of the first Americans living in the area: The Miwok Indians, living in the southern reaches of gold country; the Maidu, living in the north; and the Nisenan, who lived in the Coloma area.


The Miwok People

The Maidu Indians

History of the Nisenan of Northern California

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.