Nanu'ávaha Sixth Grade Lesson 5: Native Perspective of the Gold Rush

Lesson plans for Lesson 5 of the Sixth Grade curriculum. Students will learn about the Gold Rush in our region from the perspective of local tribal people, particularly from the Karuk Tribe. While this era is held by many in nostalgic memory as being the birth of the American culture on the Klamath River and its tributaries, the indigenous peoples have a very different perspective on the effects of gold mining on the original “Americans” and its ancestral land and resources.

Provenance: Contributed to Sípnuuk by the Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resource Food Security Program

Rights: Karuk Tribe