Tuesday, May 21, 2019

6th Annual Chaw’se Day Celebration - May 25 & 26

Jackson Rancheria to Host 6th Annual Chaw’se Day Celebration

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians invites you to attend the 6th annual Chaw’se Day Celebration, a weekend long event welcoming Spring with Native American games, cuisine, dancing, crafts and much more! Admission is free and open to the public.

Due to the inclement weather and soggy state of the park, we have decided to move the event into the Grand Oak Ballroom at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. We're not letting the damp weather dampen the fun!

 “This is a great opportunity for Californians near and far to learn about Native American history and simultaneously enjoy a variety of unique food, music, and activities,” said Adam Dalton, Tribal Chairman of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians.

Created in 1968, Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park (IGR) is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills 12 miles east of Jackson, CA. The native name for the site is "Chaw’se,” the Miwok word for "grinding rock.” The areas ample supply of acorns and other seeds were ground upon the grinding rock to produce meal, slowly forming the cup-shaped depressions in the stone, which can still be seen today. Miwok village complete with a ceremonial roundhouse is registered as a California Historical Landmark and is one of the only known occurrence of mortars intentionally decorated with petroglyphs.

For additional event information and for Native American craft and vendor registration, please contact Anya Wolin at awolin@jacksoncasino.com or (209) 223-8731.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Grand Oak Ballroom at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA 95642

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