Most villages are thought to have been constructed near the floodplains of watercourses that drain the valley.
Their food consisted of wild roots, acorns, small animals, earthworms, grasshoppers, and bread made from crushed California buckeye kernels.
Bale's oldest daughter Lolita married the seaman Louis Bruck.
The couple received as a wedding gift from George Yount, land in the area of the valley now known as Rutherford.
Rutherford established himself as a serious grower and producer of fine wines in the following years.
Descendants of George Yount and Captain Edward Bale played key roles in the early development of Napa County.
Yount's granddaughter Elizabeth Yount married Thomas Rutherford in 1864.
The Callajomans were in the area near where the town of St. Further south, the Kymus dwelt in the middle part of the valley.
The Napa and Ulcus tribes occupied part of the area where the City of Napa now exists while the Soscol tribe occupied the portion that now makes up the southern end of the valley.
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Parts of the county's territory were given to Lake County in 1861.
John Patchett opened the first commercial winery in the county in 1859.