Culture

Yurok Culture

When you visit the Cher’ere Campground & RV Park, you are on the Reservation of the Resighini Rancheria. 

The Resighini Rancheria is a Federally Recognized Tribe of Yurok People.

The Tribe has inhabited the Klamath River basin since time immemorial.

Tribal members continue to use traditional resource materials and foods, such as hazel sticks, willow roots, alder bark, ferns, shells, pine nuts, acorns, salmon, steelhead, eels, huckleberries, blackberries, herbs and deer meat for cultural practices and sustenance.

They also participate in traditional ceremonies and make regalia for the annual Brush Dance and bi-annual Jump Dance and White Deer Skin Dance. These events take place at sacred areas up and down the Klamath River and Pacific Coastline (learn more).

Would you like to see a re-created traditional Yurok village? Visit the Sumêg Village at Patrick Point State Park, about 45 minutes to the south.

Trees of Mystery Museum

The Trees of Mystery Museum has a good collection of local Indian baskets, artifacts, and regalia and there is no charge for entry. The collection also includes items from Native cultures elsewhere in the U.S.

Klamath Salmon Festival

If you are here in August, don’t miss the Yurok Tribe’s Klamath Salmon Festival. “Attendees of the all-day, free event will have an opportunity to learn more about Yurok culture, dance to live music, shop for authentic handmade gifts from nearly 100 vendors and enjoy a delicious, traditionally cooked salmon feast.”

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