Kathleen Scavone

Anderson Marsh State Historic Park

A Walking History, Prehistory, Flora, and Fauna Tour of a California State Park

Anderson Marsh is comprised of over 1,000 acres of wetlands, oak woodlands, and grasslands. It is located in Lake County, California, on Clear Lake. There are at least 30 Native American archaeological sites located here, some of which are over 10,000 years old. Along with its prehistoric past, Anderson Marsh has a rich history of European settlement - the Grigsby's in the 1850s and the Anderson's in the 1880s. This book outlines the making of the park, its history, and prehistory. Subsequent chapters weave rich details of the park, such as its flora, fauna, Pomo Indian lifeways, basketry, and mythology into a narrative which takes the reader along each of the four park trails.


People of the Water

A juvenile novella of the events leading to the Bloody Island Massacre of 1850

This is a fictional account of the events leading up to the Bloody Island Massacre of 1850. Although geared for a younger audience, readers of all ages will take away something significant from this book. Like many Indians in California, the Pomo Indians of the Clear Lake Basin in California were run off of their tribal, ancestral lands, forced to work the ranches, gold mines or Missions, beaten and massacred. The brutality of the Bloody Island Massacre and similar atrocities to other tribes is a grievous legacy. The courage of the Pomo people lives on forever.
(60 Pages)

Native Americans of Lake County, California

This booklet represents but a very few of the many stories of beautiful Lake County, California. The tribes included in these pages,  who thrived hundreds and thousands of years ago here,  include the Miwok, Pomo, Wappo, Patwin and Yuki Indians.

Also included is information on the Battle of Bloody Island, on Clear Lake, California and also a segment on Native Traditions.

(26 pages)

Lake County Poetry

The natural beauty of Lake County, California has inspired me to write these tributes!

(13 pages)

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