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Yountville in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Good Indian Go Big Hill

Bad Indian Go Bad Place

 
 
Good Indian Go Big Hill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 21, 2009
1. Good Indian Go Big Hill Marker
In the background are the perhaps appropriately named Ghost Block Vineyards, with mustard in bloom.
Inscription. Interred in this spot are the ashes of the Wappo village Kaymus (Caymus) Indian Tribe, who in the American Period were known as the George C. Yount Indians. This tribe cremated their dead and all their articles, usually on a pyre or in a sweat house. A portion of the carefully preserved ashes were mixed with pitch and daubed on the faces and bodies of the mourners.

Erected by the Yountville Cemetery Association Donated by Glenn Browne September 2, 2000
 
Erected 2000 by Yountville Cemetery Association.
 
Location. 38° 24.56′ N, 122° 22.084′ W. Marker is in Yountville, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from Jackson Street near Lincoln Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yountville CA 94599, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave of George C. Yount (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pioneer Christian Church Bell (about 700 feet away); Yountville's First Fire House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Yountville (approx. half a mile away); Yountville Community Hall (approx.
Good Indian Go Big Hill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Susan Yount Davis, 1987
2. Good Indian Go Big Hill Marker
Photo taken 25 years ago before the extreme damage and defacing.
0.7 miles away); Site of Yount’s Blockhouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Veterans Home of California (approx. one mile away); Cal 100 (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yountville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in the "back" or northern side of the cemetery. From the cemetery entrance gate, go straight across the the cemetery (downslope) and then right along the service road.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Good Indian Go Big Hill Marker - Older Version Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 21, 2009
3. Good Indian Go Big Hill Marker - Older Version
Only a few feet to the right and behind the stone version is a wooden version of the marker. Heavily weathered, it is presumably older, and identical in wording with the exception of a lack of date and attribution, as well as, perhaps more importantly, what appears to be the studied defacement or removal of the "George C. Yount" part of the moniker attached to the Indians.
George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery and Ancient Indian Burial Grounds Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 21, 2009
4. George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery and Ancient Indian Burial Grounds Sign
The marker is located in the George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery and Ancient Indian Burial Grounds, established 1848.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,779 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on , by Susan Yount Davis of Cary, North Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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