Indigenous Teachers Offer Longer View Of California History
People have lived in what is now California for something like 19,000 years. But read a history textbook from a California school, and you're likely to find most histories begin with the arrival of Europeans a few hundred years ago.
The California Indian History Curriculum Coalition aims to backfill the story of the first people on the land. They went by many names and spoke many languages before enforced assimilation.