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Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Occupants of the Cove

 
 
First Occupants of the Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
1. First Occupants of the Cove Marker
Inscription.  A Fishing Village on the Bay
For thousands of years the Huimen, a Coast Miwok group, lived here. Abundant food sources, proximity to fresh and salt water, and a natural landing area made this protected cove one of the best places to live on the island.

In 2006, archaeological investigations revealed a shell midden deposit and numerous cultural features including occupation surfaces, hearths, rock lined ovens and baking pits. Members of the tribe, now called the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, participated in monitoring the work during the archaeological investigations. Following the study, steps were taken to preserve and protect these important cultural remains.

[The text repeats in Chinese]

海湾渔村 几千年来,海岸密沃克族的回门族一直生活在这里。丰富的食物来源,靠近淡水和咸水,以及天然的着陆区,使这个受保护的海湾成为岛上最好的居住地之一。 2006
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年,考古调查发现了一个贝壳矿床和众多文化特征,包括居住面、壁炉、岩石衬里的烤箱和烤坑。该部落的成员,现在被称为格拉顿牧场的联邦印第安人,在考古调查期间参与了监督工作。在研究之后,我们采取了措施来保存和保护这些重要的文化遗迹。 Hǎiwān ycūn jǐ qiān nin li, hǎi'n m wk z de hu mn z yīzh shēnghu zi zhlǐ. Fēngf de shw liyun, kojn dnshuǐ h xin shuǐ, yǐj tiānrn de zhul qū, shǐ zhge shu bǎoh d hǎiwān chngwi dǎo shng zu hǎo de jūzh d zhī yī. 2006 Nin, kǎogǔ dioch fāxinle yīg bik kungchung h zhngduō wnhu tzhēng, bāoku jūzh
First Occupants of the Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
2. First Occupants of the Cove Marker
The Norfolk Island pine is in the background
min, bl, ynsh chnlǐ de kǎoxiāng h kǎo kēng. Gāi blu de chngyun, xinzi bi chēng wi glā dn mchǎng de linbāng ynd'ān rn, zi kǎogǔ dioch qjiān cānyle jiāndū gōngzu. Zi ynjiū zhīhu, wǒmen cǎiqǔle cushī li bǎocn h bǎoh zhxiē zhngyo de wnhu yjī.

Caption 1:
The Huimen were expert fishermen who benefited from the San Francisco Bays year-round supply of fish and shellfish. They also hunted and gathered other island resources.

Caption 2:
Middens deposits of tools, bones, shells and other items provided an exceptional glimpse into how people once lived. By studying and dating the objects found here archaeologists have learned that for over 1500 years residences of this Huimen fishing village subsided largely on salmon and shellfish.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 37° 52.21′ N, 122° 25.575′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Angel Island is located north of Alcatraz Island and is the largest island in the San Francisco Bay.
First Occupants of the Cove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
3. First Occupants of the Cove Marker
China Cove is in the background
It is accessed by ferry, private boat, watercraft, or kayak. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Angel Island Immigration Station (a few steps from this marker); Arrivals from Around the World (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Angel Island Immigration Station (a few steps from this marker); The Wharf / 碼頭 (a few steps from this marker); Registration and Screening (a few steps from this marker); Immigrations Hearings (a few steps from this marker); Intake, Processing and Waiting (within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Second Floor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
More about this marker. The resin marker is mounted to a metal stand near China Cove.
 
Regarding First Occupants of the Cove. The entire island is a state park, except for Point Blunt on the southeastern tip, which is controlled by the U.S. Coast Guard.
 
Also see . . .  Native Americans on Angel Island.
"Native American use of the island began some two thousand or more years ago, when people began to live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Coast Miwok Indians, who lived in what is now Marin County, reached the island with boats made from tule reeds."
(Submitted on August 9, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.)
Angel Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
4. Angel Island
North side as seen from a departing ferry
 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2023