Racism and Indigenous Californians

Read Benjamin Madley’s “An American Genocide”. Not a pretty picture. The California Indian experience 1846-1873.

Almost eradicated to extinction, but not quite.

I grew up laughingly thinking “The only good Indian is a dead Indian”. A lot of my friends descended from Southern crackers.

I’ve evolved since then.

Our present day indigenous neighbors are still pretty well marginalized and ignored.If you can, support their efforts at recognition.

For 15 years I’ve been trying to make the case:

The coordinated, calculated, clandestine policy of suppressing knowledge of Native American Indian sites is to my mind an injustice that needs to be corrected. I feel this policy significantly diminishes their importance to our current life ways.

So far I’ve achieved zero acknowledgement from the powers that be of the following simple fact:

The main Volvon Village in Morgan Territory may be the most significant Native American village site remaining in central California. It’s importance to present and future generations cannot be overstated.

It qualifies in every respect for National Historic Recognition and California Register Recognition. 

In fact, the whole complex of sites surrounding this village constitutes a unique resource that needs to be recognized, protected, preserved, and studied.