"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.
"Celebrate and experience California Indian culture at our biggest event of the year! Spend the day with your family and enjoy the opening blessing, tribal dance groups, traditional art and craft demonstrations, native storytelling, hourly guided tours of the historic site, and live animals on display. Children's activities include flute and bracelet making, petroglyph rubbings, soapstone carving and acorn grinding. This is a free community event."
Directions to the Maidu Museum:
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 Process - Parkman, E. Breck. (1993). Creating Thunder: The Western Rain-Making Process. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, 15(1).