Coast Miwok History

This page is a “working bibliography” of resources that have been helpful to me in the study of Bay Area Native American history and culture. Our ranch includes a year-round freshwater stream that flows into Tomales Bay. The stream was once a gathering site for Coast Miwok activities. My research is out of respect for this past. If you have something to add or comments/concerns on references I cite, feel free to email me about it.

Rebecca Allen, “Alta California Missions and the Pre-1849 Transformation of Coastal Lands,” Historical Archaeology. Springer, 2010.

Chris Clarke, “Untold History: The Survival of California’s Indians,”, 2016.

Peter Fimrite, “Artifacts alter timeline for Native Americans in California.” San Francisco Chronicle, 2019.

Edward Winslow Gifford, Miwok Myths. Originally published by University of California, 1917.

Betty Goerke, Chief Marin: Leader, Rebel, and Legend. Heyday, 2007.

Betty Goerke, Discovering Native People at Point Reyes. Museum of the American Indian, 2012.

Tracy Hudson and Craig Bates, Treasures from Native California: The Legacy of Russian Exploration. Taylor & Francis, Ltd., 2016.

Isabel Kelly, “Coast Miwok,” Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 8: California. Smithsonian Institution, 1978.

Isabel Kelly, Interviews with Tom Smith and Maria Copa. Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin, 1991.

Dewey Livingston, Nicasio: The Historic Valley at the Center of Marin. Nicasio Historical Society, 2008.

Map of Coast Miwok settlements, California. Sonoma State University Repository, 1991.

Randall Milliken, “Ethnohistory and Ethnogeography of the Coast Miwok and Their Neighbors, 1783-1850.” Presented to National Park Service, 2009.

Mission Santa Clara Manuscripts. Santa Clara University Digital Collections.

Lee Panich and Tsim Schneider. “Expanding mission archaeology: A landscape approach to indigenous autonomy in colonial California,” Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Elsevier, 2015.

Lee M. Panich, Tsim D. Schneider & R. Scott Byram. “Finding Mid-19th Century Native Settlements: Cartographic and Archaeological Evidence from Central California.” Journal of Field Archaeology. Taylor & Francis, Ltd., 2018.

Lee Panich and Tsim Schneider. “Investigating Native American history at Tomales Bay: Toms Point Archaeology.” The Ardeid newsletter by Audobon Canyon Ranch, 2017.

Greg Sarris. “The Last Woman from Petaluma.”, 2016.

Tsim Schneider. “Making and Unmaking Native Communities in Mission and Post-Mission Era Marin County, California.” Forging Communities in Colonial Alta California. University of Arizona Press, 2018.

Tsim Schneider. “Placing Refuge: Shell Mounds and the Archaeology of Colonial Encounters in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.” University of California Berkeley, 2010.

William C. Weir and Reuben Albaugh. “California Sheep Production.” University of California College of Agriculture, 1954.