Presentation on the Me-Wuk of the Big Trees

July 6 at 2pm (after the 4th of July Parade in Arnold) at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Jack Knight Hall.

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After you enjoy the parade in Arnold, come on up to the park for a free seminar about the Native American people who lived in the Big Trees area, presented by Carlos Geisdorff representing the Tuolumne Tribal Council. 

Geisdorff will speak about the daily lives  of the Me-Wuk people, how they lived before the settlers arrived, their stories, culture and more.  He will also have on display historical items collected by the tribe.

This seminar is put on by the Calaveras Big Trees Association as one in a series of educational programs within the park.

Geisdorff is the  Me-Wuk Language Program Manager.

All seminars are free and open to the public. There is a day-use fee to enter the park. Pack a lunch, bring the family and plan on spending the day among the giant sequoias. For more information, call Calaveras Big Trees Association at 209-795-1196. (Please note the time change from the originally announced schedule, a change implemented to avoid conflict with the annual Arnold parade.)