Yurok Tribal members are rejoicing after the California State Parks Commission approved their request of changing Patrick’s Point State Park to its original name. Now, the park is called Sue-Meg State Park.
The State Park was named after Patrick Beegan in the mid-1800s, he was a homesteader accused of violence against Native Americans.
It was due to this that the Yurok Tribe requested to revert the state park to its original name. They found it disturbing to visit a state park that’s using the name of a man who murdered their tribe members.
Aside from this, the Sue Meg village is the place where healing ceremonies, as well as brush dances, were held by the Yurok Tribe. The Yurok Tribe is now happy that the state park has returned to its original name, Sue-Meg State Park.