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Native American Heritage Month November 2022: Resources on Local Nations

Napa Valley Nations

"The Napa Valley is one of California's longest inhabited areas. Archaeological surveys indicate 10,000 years of uninterrupted habitation. "It was a paradise - a cultivated paradise where one only had to reach out their hand to eat. A place rich in beauty, water and food," stated the oral history of Native American elder Jim Big Bear King."

- Napa Valley First People's History, Suscol Intertribal Council

Map showing Patwin (Southern Wintun) covering eastern area, including the city of Napa and Wappo covering western area.

Estimated tribal regions in the Napa area in 1769. From the State of California Native American Heritage Commission's Digital Atlas of California Native Americans