The California Conference of Historical Societies is meeting in Grass Valley over the next few days, and the Nevada County Historical Society also invites the public to attend one of their events. It’s a multi-media presentation on American California and the fate of the Nisenan. Richard Hurley is one of the presenters.
Co-presenter, TJ Meekens says when the Gold Rush brought hoards of people to California, the life of the Niesenan and other native tribes got even worse.
Hurley and Meekins will also present information about the tribes that lived in and around Nevada County and the Paiute wars of 1860.
click here to listen to TJ and Richard
Nevada City Rancheria Tribal Council member Shelly Covert will also present the tribal genealogy of the Nisenan who populated Nevada County.
The Nevada County Historical Society presents “American California and the Fate of the Nisenan” Thursday evening, Oct. 17 at 7p.m. at the Gold Miners Inn-Holiday Inn Express main conference room, 121 Bank Street, Grass Valley. The event is free and open to the public.