Honoring the Land and The Native Miwoks

What sets Marin apart from other “suburban” areas is the incredible abundance of open space and undeveloped and protected land especially along the Pacific coast including the Mount Tam Watershed. This is a major reason that so many are drawn to live in this unique county and what makes Marin an extraordinary place to live.  I would like to honor the original inhabitants who lived in tune with the natural environment, the Coast Miwok Native Indians who lived throughout much of Marin and their ancestors who occupied this area for thousands of years. About 600 village sites have been identified in Marin County from San Rafael to Tomales. Unfortunately there aren’t many Miwoks left in this area, but what we do know is that the Miwoks were hunters and gatherers and were skilled in basketry, flint knapping and clamshell bead making. Thank you Miwoks for how you tended and cared for this beautiful land…I honor you.

Marin Nomad

As a photographer, writer, psychotherapist and nature lover, I am passionate about living in Marin County, CA. The perfect home base, Fairfax, CA is where I get out daily with my 14 year old pup Murphy on the miles and miles of open space and find inspiration and plot my next journey out of Marin into the world. The Marin Nomad site was born in 2014 out of a desire to share some of what I experience here in Marin and during my travels. The world has been through a lot since then, especially recently and there a need more than ever to be out in the natural world. Please see my other sites: Instagram: @maryserphos Photography: www.imagesbymaryserphos.com Psychotherapy: www.theawarebody.com Inspirational Card Deck: www.dreamingthelightcards.com

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