Virtual Guidebook to the Redwood National and State Parks
Sumeg Indian Village
Patricks Point State Park California


Sumeg is a faithful recreation of a traditional Yurok Indian village. It lies within the original tribal area and close to the present Yurok reservation on the Klamath River. It was built by members of the Yurok tribe and state park employees at Patricks Point State Park near Trinidad.

Sumeg includes a dance circle, a sweat lodge, and two semi-underground redwood plank houses. It is used both for general public education, and traditional purposes exclusively for tribal members.



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Ceremonial Rock, between Sumeg village site and the clifftops

(January 18, 2008)


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The ceremonial dance pit at Sumeg

(January 18, 2008)


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A semi-underground sweat lodge

(January 18, 2008)


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A Yurok house at Sumeg, made of massive redwood slabs

(January 18, 2008)


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Inside a traditional Yurok house at Sumeg

(January 18, 2008)


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