Donate to the Original Peoples of Yosemite

Yosemite, a national park in California, is renowned for its stunning natural splendor, including towering rock formations and waterfalls made famous by photographer Ansel Adams. But for centuries before its discovery and population by outsiders, this paradise was home exclusively to several Indigenous Peoples, many of whom still live close by in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Please use the donation form to the right to help fund the sacred defense of Indigenous communities associated with Yosemite — and click Read More below to learn more about its original inhabitants. When you contribute $100 or more, we'll include a trial membership to the Lakota People's Law Project!

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In alphabetical order, here are tribes traditionally associated with the lands occupied by Yosemite National Park:

Big Sandy Rancheria

Bishop Paiute Tribe

Bridgeport Indian Colony

Mono Lake Kootzaduka’a Tribe

Bridgeport Indian Colony

Fort McDermitt Indian Colony

Kucadikadi Mono Lake

North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians

Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation

Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians