Thanksgiving at site of Native American petroglyphs where settlers entered California

Donner Pass: this is where the first European settlers entered into present-day California. They tried using a new route and it led to a horrible tragedy, if you have ever read about the Donner Party, this pass is named after them.

At the Donner summit are archeological petroglyphs – carvings on the rocks – made by the Native Americans called the Matis tribe who used to live here between 2000 BC to 500 AD and had already moved somewhere else by the time the Donner Party got here.

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