Where the Ground Shakes
Grindstone Ranger District Archeologist
Mendocino National Forest
During his seven years as Archeologist for the Grindstone Ranger District, Jack Fair has forged a strong relationship with the Grindstone Indian Rancheria. He has attended the tribe’s Big Head ceremony for years. In this lecture, Fair describes and shares photos of Native American ritual and ceremony houses at Grindstone and from throughout Northern California, including Chico. He also explains how each tribe uses its ceremony and ritual houses. Whether it’s used as a dance house or as a place for hand games, Fair tells every tribal house’s story.
Recorded: February 15, 2018