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Mi-Wuk Village in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Chief William Fuller

In respect to the memory of Chief William Fuller

 

—1873 – 1958 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2011
1. Chief William Fuller Marker
Inscription. who succeeded to the chieftainship of the Mi-Wuk tribe at the age of 15 in 1888 and until his death continued his great interest in the welfare of California Indians A rancher, logger, rancheria chairman, weather prophet, oracle and chairman of the California Indian Federation. He was revered by all who knew him. The streets Mi-Wuk Village today bear the names he placed upon them. Dedicated this 19th of October 1963 by Chief Fuller’s brother[s] in Matuca Chapter, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Erected 1963 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.991′ N, 120° 11.381′ W. Marker is in Mi-Wuk Village, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Sonora Pass Highway (State Highway 108) and Pela Road, on the left when traveling east on Sonora Pass Highway. Touch for map. The marker is in a small island formed by the Sonora Pass Highway, Pela Road and Pela Road Cut-off. Marker is in this post office area: Mi Wuk Village CA 95346, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sonora Pass – Mono Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confidence Mine
Chief William Fuller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 21, 2011
2. Chief William Fuller Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Bald Rock Ranch (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sonora Mono Road (approx. 3.3 miles away); Cherokee (approx. 6.8 miles away); Soulsbyville (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Soulsbyville (approx. 7 miles away); The Joseph Lord House (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Chief Fuller Historical Monument. Chief Fuller was the son of Alfred Fuller, a white who had emigrated to California from Ohio in the 1850s by covered wagon. Chief Fuller's mother was Jenita, the only survivor of the previous Chief of the Mi Wuk (or Me Wuk) Indians. (Submitted on November 29, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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