The last Native American village in Yosemite Valley was razed decades ago. Now they're bringing it back

Les James, a Native American elder, talks at a roundhouse under construction in Yosemite Valley. It is part of a project to restore the last Native American village in the park. It is located next to the Camp 4 campground.
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Les James, a Native American elder, talks at a roundhouse under construction in Yosemite Valley. It is part of a project to restore the last Native American village in the park. It is located next to the Camp 4 campground.

Decades after it was destroyed, Yosemite’s last Native American village is returning

December 15, 2017 12:05 PM

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Carmen George

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Carmen George is a Bee features writer. Born in the Valley and raised in the Sierra foothills, she has always cared about this place and its people. She believes in the power of your stories.

Contact her at (559) 441-6386 or on Twitter @carmengeorge