6th Annual Chaw'se Day

Saturday,  May 25 and Sunday, May 26
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grand Oak Ballroom

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!

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 cuisine, crafts, and much more! Admission is free and open to the public, May 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“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. Over the years, the tribe has led and completed the restoration efforts at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, including the reconstruction of the traditional, ceremonial roundhouse. The Miwok Village is a registered California Historical Landmark and is one of the only known occurrence of mortars intentionally decorated with petroglyphs. 

For additional event information please contact Anya Wolin at awolin@jacksoncasino.com or 209-223-8731. 

The Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park is located at 14881 Pine Grove Volcano Road, Pine Grove, CA 95665

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