Before there was a Weberstown Mall, Miracle Mile, or University of the Pacific, this bit of dirt that Stockton resides on is sacred land. A home to its original indigenous inhabitants. Before the arrival and control of the Spanish and the eventual absorption by the United States, this land in San Joaquin County was home to the Yachicumne Yokuts and neighboring Miwok tribes. Centuries worth of culture are tradition of a people who were spiritually tied to this very land.
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." - Chief Seattle, Duwamish.
Organizations in Stockton and throughout San Joaquin County have worked to shine a much needed light on the indigenous history of this territory. Here are just some of those very spots where we can educate ourselves on the importance of the indigenous history of our area.