Richard Schwartz at the North Berkeley Public Library

Saturday Nov 02 2019   6:00 PM
North Branch Library  1170 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA  map

The Circle of Stones author Richard Schwartz will give an illustrated talk on Indian life in Berkeley and the evidence surrounding it from thousands of years of Native habitation here. He will demonstrate how the discovery and protection of village sites, artifacts, and history combine as powerful tools to begin to understand the extent Native Americans lived (and continue to live) within what became the City of Berkeley. He will demonstrate how a culture can be learned or lost by the efforts and actions of current residents and how this history might exist in your own backyard.

Richard SchwartzRichard Schwartz is a historian and the author of Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley; Earthquake Exodus, 1906; Berkeley 1900; and The Circle of Stones. An outdoor enthusiast and animal lover, he worked on a Pennsylvania Dutch farm before heading west to find higher mountains. He now lives in Berkeley, California, where he works as a building contractor and documents early Native American sites in the Bay Area. Visit his website at