Online Resources

Historical Recollection Essays

Digital Atlas of California Native Americans via the State of California's Native American Heritage Commission

Follow this link to learn how to use the map: NAHC Digital Atlas (

The Atlas Map utilizes a combination of GIS map layers, information from secondary sources, and links to primary sources to visualize California Native American history. The map layers include:

  • Cultural Base Map: the 60 traditional cultural regions of California, with links to a directory of affiliated Tribes and Tribal Atlas pages
  • Historical Lakes & Wetlands: California’s lakes and wetlands as depicted in an 1866 survey, prior to major water control and diversion projects
  • Natural Resources: Natural resources traditionally used in different regions of the state
  • Estimated Population in 1769: Estimated population by region before colonization
  • Trails: Approximate routes of trails used before colonization
  • Trade Relations: Trade relationships that existed before colonization
  • Missions: Locations of missions established during Spanish colonization
  • Spanish & Mexican Land Grants: Land appropriated and privatized during Spanish and Mexican colonization
  • Treaty Lands: Reservations and cessions as negotiated between Tribes and federal agents in the early days of U.S. colonization
  • An American Genocide: Incidents of genocide as documented by historian Benjamin Madley in his 2016 book An American Genocide
  • Bounty Lands: Lands granted by the U.S. government to militiamen who participated in campaigns against Native Americans
  • Reservations & Allotments: Reservations and public domain allotments (PDA) in the 21st century

Other Resources

100th Anniversary - League of Women Voters100th Anniversary - League of Women Voters

August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote in the United States, with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. February of 1920 the League of Women Voters was founded in order to assist and educated the new women voters.

This brief history of the local League of Women Voters was created by the current President of the League of Women Voters of Eden Area, Penny Peck (aka Miss Penny).

League of Women's Voter Local History Presentation

Quarantine ChroniclesQuarantine Chronicles

The San Leandro History Museum invites you to help us document this historic time by contributing your stories and materials that reflect life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your thoughts and experiences are invaluable. Collecting stories and experiences from within the community will shape future understanding of the diversity of thoughts, feelings and experiences during COVID-19 in San Leandro. For more information and to begin sharing your story:

  • San Leandro: Quarantine Chronicles

California of the PastCalifornia of the Past: Stories of Japanese American Internment

This collection features 33 compelling, personal stories, which demonstrate how government action affected the lives of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans - 65% of them being American citizens. Filmed from 2010 to 2013.

Stories of Japanese American Internment.

Legacy of the Nisei VeteransLegacy of the Nisei Veterans

The Legacy of the Nisei Veterans (WWII Stories of the 442nd and Military Intelligence Service (MIS)) shares the experiences of men in the segregated 100th/442nd RCT.

The 2011 documentary film is a composite of the experiences of ten Nisei men who served their country, despite having parents who were incarcerated at internment camps. The stories tell of hardships endured, freedoms taken away, families separated, the brave sacrifices, the call to duty, the fears and suspicions, and fighting battles.

Legacy of the Nisei Veterans

Legacy of the NiseiLegacy of the Nisei

Experience first-hand accounts of life in the World War II internment camps and of Nisei soldiers who fought for the United States while their families were interned by the U.S. government.

This 2012 composite film tells stories of love and marriage, the MIS and the segregated 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team, resistance to the draft and the lives of young people caught up in the government action that followed the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Legacy of the Nisei