West Point

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West Point
By Judith Marvin 2010

By the 1890s the Mi-Wuk who had traditionally lived in Sandy Gulch (on Highway 26) moved to West Point, building their village on the site now occupied by West Point School. Sometime prior to 1900 they were again forced to leave and Captain Eaph and Frank Fisher moved to their final destination on Bald Mountain Road, east of West Point. In 1914 they applied for and were granted Indian Allotments on that land by President Woodrow Wilson. They constructed first traditional dwellings, and later board houses which today have been replaced by modern homes.