A Look Into a River's Past
Photo: San Joaquin Valley Library System
A Flourishing Ecosystem
For over 6,000 years, native groups in the Delta modified the environment through their fishing, hunting and gathering of food plants; harvesting tule grass to construct boats, rafts, huts, and mounds; and altering vegetation with controlled fires.
This woman of the Tachi Yokut tribe is holding a bundle of tule reeds, which have been used for construction for centuries.
For more on this story, read Restoring the San Joaquin River and Recalling Its History