November is Native American Heritage Month.
Celebrate with Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park in Pine Grove, open daily.
The Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum features a variety of exhibits and an outstanding collection of Sierra Nevada Indian artifacts. The Museum has been designed to reflect the architecture of the traditional roundhouse. Exhibited in this two-story museum are outstanding examples of the technology and crafts of the Miwok and other Sierra Nevada native American groups.
As a regional Indian museum, the collection at Chaw’se includes Northern, Central and Southern Miwok, Maidu, Konkow, Monache, Nisenan, Tubatulabal, Washo, and Foothill Yokuts. Examples of basketry, feather regalia, jewelry, arrowpoints, and other tools are on display.
A Miwok village complete with a ceremonial roundhouse has been reconstructed in the middle of the small valley.
Park Open Daily
Dawn to Dusk
7 Days a Week
Indian Grinding Rock SHP
14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Road
Pine Grove, CA 95665