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Mythic Adventure: Yomen - A Spring Celebration at Maidu Museum

"Explore, experience and celebrate California Indian culture. The Maidu Yomen spring event is one of many traditional celebrations of the natural cycles of the earth by the local Native Peoples. If you knew what to look for, each season brought a new opportunity for bounty from the ever-changing living landscape."
Maidu Museum

We will meet at the front door to the museum between 12:00 and 12:15 p.m.  The opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. and activities continue through the day until 3 p.m. - you may wish to come early for the morning portion, but we ask that you please come to the meeting place at noon to gather with the group.

Enjoy tribal dance groups, traditional art and craft demonstrations, native storytelling, Indian hand games, guided tours of the historic site and fun children’s activities. Shop at the vendor booths and don’t forget the Indian tacos and other foods available for sale. The Living Wild Project will have a booth demonstrating delicious foods and beverages to make from native ingredients too.

This is a free community event.

Event Link->  Maidu Museum

Directions: 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive (Map) Roseville, California 95661

From Rocky Ridge Drive, turn east on Johnson Ranch Drive (no light or stop sign at this intersection.) The Maidu Museum & Historic Site is the second building past the Maidu Elementary School. You can not reach us by driving into Maidu Regional Park. We are along the road that circles the park.

The bear paw glyph above is one of many forms of rock art which may be found in the park behind the museum.  Find out how this, cupules and Thunder Rocks are associated with the mythology of California's First People and rain-making at: Creating Thunder: The Western Rain-Making ProcessParkman, E. Breck. (1993). Creating Thunder: The Western Rain-Making Process. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, 15(1).


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  • Jeanne A.

    Thank you all for coming to this wonderful event! It was a beautiful day and I had a lot of fun. Special thanks to Jackie for the great pictures.

    May 1, 2013

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