Tuesday, 28 May 2024

New book looks at diversity of Pomo

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County is unique; it is isolated by its volcanic mountainous surrounds and peaceful front. Within the county lies an often overseen culture that has a deep and rich heritage: that of the Native Americans. The Pomo is comprised of over 72 independent tribelets and date back over 12,000 years in the area.


In a brand new pictorial history book by Arcadia Publishing, local author K.C. Patrick sets out to portray the fascinating story of these tribes, through the stories, artifacts and images collected by its inhabitants.


Retiring journalist K. C. Patrick, a fourth-generation Californian, returned to her Lake County home only to find there were stories left to tell, and none too soon, as the living memories of an ancient culture were dying out amid the pressures of modern living and casino revenue sharing.


Highlights of The Pomo of Lake County:


  • Reveals numerous unseen vintage photographs from both public and private collections.

  • Features little told and unreported stories.

  • Shows how the Pomo lived a war-less culture, based on consensus and an almost pure democracy with leaders, not rulers.

  • Captures the impact that land-seeking Europeans had on the culture, and how the tribes survive today, mainly through casino revenue.


Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.


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