The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians was federally established in 1985 in Amador County just outside the town of Buena Vista. During the Spanish era, Miwok villages were forcibly moved to support Spanish missions, including Mission Dolores in San Francisco and Mission San José in Fremont. Even though subsequent Mexican and American colonization greatly impacted and diminished the Miwok population and homelands, Miwok communities have worked hard to survive and maintain their cultures. The vast Miwok Civilization enjoyed lifeways similar to those of the Ohlone, living in autonomous villages and interacting peacefully with others throughout the coastal and mountainous region north of the San Francisco Bay. Miwok villages dotted the coast north of the Bay, the Clear Lake Basin inland and the valleys and mountains of the Sierra Nevada Range, including now-Yosemite National Park.