Nisenan Maidu Summer Village

Explore the Maidu Village Replica

The Nisenan Maidu people had a flourishing culture along the American River before the arrival of European settlers. The bountiful environment provided for all of their needs, and their environmental ethic and spirituality allowed them to live in harmony with their environment.

Travel back in time by strolling through the replica Nisenan summer village complete with tule shelter, grinding rock, acorn granary, and fire pit. Constructed as part of the Nature Center's Maidu Cultural Heritage Program, the village has information plaques that describe the traditional names, construction and uses of the structures.

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