The Roundhouse as a central hub of Mi-Wuk Culture
Join us for the next Lecture for the 2022-2023 Angels Camp Museum Foundation's Lecture Series!
Our Speaker: Rollie Fillmore
Discussion: The Roundhouse as a central hub of Mi-Wuk Culture
Sunday, December 4, 2022, 2:00-3:00 pm
At the Angels Camp Museum Carriage House
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Cost: $10/person, No Cost for current Museum Members or kids.
Appreciation and use of Me-Wuk material culture is an essential medium to install the values of a people whose most common trait was a reverence for nature and the land. Material culture lets us use our hands to regain a working knowledge of our natural home and develop skills that bring us closer to the earth. In the midst of our hurried hustling civilization – beneath the black oaks or beside a spring filled pond, our thoughts are recalled to a time when hours were measured by the sun’s place in the sky and not by the ticking of clocks. Join Rollie Fillmore of the Mi-Wuk tribe as he shares his culture and traditions and the importance of the roundhouse in Mi-Wuk culture and community, how important it is for each village to have their own roundhouse, how they are built and some of the important cultural traditions that take place in and around it. (Credit: Richard Dyer, Columbia College)
For this presentation, we have extended a special invitation to the young people in our community to attend for free to hear Rollie’s stories and encourage them to learn more.
Rollie Fillmore was raised in Amador County with a mix of traditions. His father is of the Mi-Wuk tribe of Auburn/Forest Hill area and his mother is Washoe with her people tracing its roots in Nevada thought the tribe overlaps Nevada and California. Today Rollie works with Jackson Rancheria with a focus on cultural preservation and is involved in the rebuilding of the roundhouse at Indian Grinding Rock or Chaw-se in the Mi-Wuk language. He is also involved in building a roundhouse for the tribe in Yosemite Valley.
All are welcome. Arrive early for refreshments, and if you have ideas for future story topics, please let us know! For more information on the other projects by the Angels Camp Museum Foundation, please explore our website.
See You at There!
Cost: $10/person, No Cost for current Museum Members