July 11 2010

Ohlone Indians of California


Chitactac Adams Park (Mutson Ohlone Indian Site)

7335.jpg This is the creek that runs through the site.  It was a Mutsun Ohlones village inhabited for over 3000 years.

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There were vendors, and different learning stations set up all over the park.  The public was invited to attend and learn a little bit about the Ohlone people and their ways of life.  I met the tribal chairman and we had a long discussion about their trying to get federal recognition for the tribe.  I presented him with the letter of introduction from the Gwichin and a bag of tobacco from Larry Running Turtle.  I enjoyed the day in discussion with many there that afternoon.

The last picture was of stone mortars that were used to grind acorns, corn and other grains.

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3 Responses to “Ohlone Indians of California”

  1. Charles says:

    Bob outta all the pictures you posted so far I’d have to say I like the creek picture the best what a sight.ppsstt I wonder if there’s any fish in there ?

  2. Z from Chicago says:

    Good pictures, Bob. Very interesting.

  3. Jojo says:

    It looks like a great day. Cool that you have a letter of introduction from the other tribe! Easier than having to keep explaining that you do know a thing or two about the indian heritage.

    I liked seeing your lodge on the pictures of the bird center! I hope the eagle has appriciated it as well 😉
    What a bird!

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