Making Contact

The Coast Miwok Peoples, Colonization, and the Preservation of Indigenous History (encore)

The history of Point Reyes National Seashore, one of the most iconic national parks in northern California, is a story about how the forces of colonialism changed and now continue to shape the fate of public lands in the United States and the campaigns waged to fight back and protect Indigenous land.

On today’s show, we dive into this story, considering the legacy left by the waves of colonization that violently upended the lives of the Coast Miwok peoples who lived there, and one Indigenous woman’s struggle to preserve her family history.


Theresa Harlan (Kewa Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo), adopted daughter of Elizabeth Campigli Harlan (Coast Miwok), founder and executive director of The Alliance for Felix Cove



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