I've read that the term Indian Summer had to do with the land of India, but Wikipedia says it's a Native American reference.
Wikipedia's not always right. So everybody can decide on their own, or read something academic and let me know, eh?
I do know that Indian Summer is on full display right now in Edgewood Park, a county park nature reserve five minutes (driving) from Cañada College
where I take classes.
The Ohlone tribe were the first people who lived and gathered food in this area. If I slide down the bank of this creek into it's time passage, I might meet up with a few Ohlone. Could have still been a few fish down in this creek 300 years ago,
Indian Summer at Edgewood
Part 2: Oak Apples
Part 3: Rose Hips