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With the holidays soon upon us, lets not forget that November is Native American Heritage month. It may not be a widely known fact that Marin County is named after Chief Marin of the tribe Licatiut, a branch of the Coast Miwok Indians, native to Marin County. Chief Marin was born about 1781 and died in San Rafael on March 15, 1839.

Betty Goerke's biography, Chief Marin provides Indian and non-Indian alike a rich history of the region's native people and their against-all-odds survival. She has pieced together a portrait of the life of this Native American leader that also provides us a view of the the culture and life of the people who lived on this land before us and continue to live here around us.

This month, Kerry Livingston of the Stinson Beach Library, will be reading from Chief Marin on KWMR on Thursday mornings from 11am-12pm. You can find KWMR at 90.5fm Pt. Reyes or 89.9fm Bolinas. You can also access it online.

MCFL has a good collection of books on Northern California Native Americans. Go to our catalog to take a look. Try a keyword search for Native Americans California and also Native Americans Marin.

The Bolinas Library currently has a display of books about Native Americans from this area as well as other parts of California.




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Posted by: Jane

Jane works at the Bolinas Library.

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