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RESOURCES

Below you'll find information on history, as well as resources to help you plan and walk a route along the Camino Real.


Traditional Lands
History
General Camping Info
General Advice on Long-distance Walking

TRADITIONAL LANDS
Find Out Which Tribe's Traditional Land You're On
Interactive map of tribal territories across the continent, with links to tribes' websites.
native-land.ca



HISTORY
Ethnic Cleansing and America's Creation of National Parks 
scholarship.law.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1267&context=plrlr

Gold Chains: The Hidden History of Slavery in California
https://www.aclunc.org/sites/goldchains/
Laws were passed to force Native people into servitude, while authorities actively encouraged the slaughter of tribes across the state. African Americans toiled as slaves in the mines during the Gold Rush and beyond even though the state constitution banned slavery. Through narratives, public records, archival material and images, this project exposes California’s hidden history and its legacy in the state’s courts, culture, and conscience. 

'It's called a genocide’: Gavin Newsom apologizes to California’s Native Americans 
sfchronicle.com/politics/article/It-s-called-a-genocide-Gavin-Newsom-14016400.php
San Francisco Chronicle, June 18, 2019

"The Savages Were in the Way”: California’s History of Genocide 
Truthout, July 12, 2018 
truthout.org/articles/does-the-mass-murder-of-indigenous-americans-in-california-qualify-as-genocide

Tribes Say Yellowstone Landmarks Celebrate Genocide Of Native Americans  wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribes-say-yellowstone-landmarks-celebrate-genocide-native-americans

What Happened to California Indian Treaties
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maps/ca/caltreaties.html

GENERAL CAMPING INFO

California State Parks Camping Fees
This document includes current camping fees for all California state parks. Information and fees for state parks along the route are also included in the route section.

California State Parks - Park Index
This handy index allows you to search all state parks by selected activities and facilities. Can't live without a campground that offers hike or bike rates, hot showers, scuba diving, and boat rentals? You can find it here. 

Backpacking Light 
An excellent online resource for information about lightweight gear and packing. 
Backpacking Light is an excellent online resource for information about lightweight gear and packing l


ADVICE ON LONG- DISTANCE WALKING

American Pilgrims on the Camino (de Santiago) 
Group dedicated to assisting Americans in preparing for and walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Includes great tips on preparing for long-distance walks. 
americanpilgrims.com 

Confraternity of St. James 
British organization that gives advice on walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. More helpful tips on preparing for long-distance walks. 
csj.org.uk