Marin County
Point Reyes National Seashore -A Reconstructed Miwok Village

Because of its location close to the Pacific Ocean, the Point Reyes Peninsula enjoys a moderate climate. The land is fertile and before the advent of the European it was filled with animals and birds. It is not surprising that the area was attractive to human settlement from the very earliest time. We do not have a complete chronology of human activity in the area but by the 16th century we know that the Miwok people lived in the area. The Miwok were hunters gathers and lived a peaceful existence harvesting acorns, assorted roots and berries, hunting deer, fishing for salmon, and collecting a variety of shellfish. Today a reconstructed village such as would have been built by the Miwok is located in the park a few minutes walk from the main information center.

Miwok Village, Point Reyes National Park, California

Miwok Village, Point Reyes National Park, California

Miwok Village, Point Reyes National Park, California

Miwok Village, Point Reyes National Park, California

Miwok Village, Point Reyes National Park, California

Miwok Village, Point Reyes National Park, California

Miwok Village, Point Reyes National Park, California

Miwok Village, Point Reyes National Park, CaliforniaMiwok Village, Point Reyes National Park, California