NO. 217 BLACK STAR CANYON INDIAN VILLAGE SITE - The Indians who lived on the village located here had stolen some horses, and the whites followed them back to their camp. After a skirmish, the whites left with the horses that the Indians had not killed. In 1878 the Black Star Coal Mining Company had a mine at the mouth of the canyon.
Ken Sampson Overview/Black Star Canyon Rd, 6 mi N of Silverado Canyon Rd
It is a 5 mile hike from the trailhead to the site of the Indian village. It is uphill with plenty of switchbacks. Kyle Jarrett, manager of The Bill Beaver Project, guided Denis up to the site.