Traditional & Cultural Territory

Our History

Traditional Culture & Territory

The Coast Miwok are from the areas of Novato, Marshall, Tomales, San Rafael. Petaluma and Bodega. The Southern Pomo people are from the Sebastopol area. Many of the Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo people still live within their ancestral territories.

Our history

Traditional Culture & Territory


The Southern Pomo were the first inhabitants of what is now the town of Sebastopol. The territorial lands of the Southern Pomo of Sebastopol is in Sonoma County south of the Russian River to the southern Santa Rosa area. Although the Southern Pomo were the original people of Sebastopol they were considered “landless”, unlike the rest of the Southern Pomo northward that had reservations. Many of the Southern Pomo also lived in the town of Graton. Today many still live within their ancestral territory