TIME HAS MANY VOICES
TIME HAS MANY VOICES

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THE MUWEKMA OHLONE TRIBE HONORS ALL VETERANS THIS VETERANS DAY
THE MUWEKMA OHLONE TRIBE HONORS ALL VETERANS THIS VETERANS DAY

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Chochenyo Song by Jose Guzman
Chochenyo Song by Jose Guzman

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Muwekma Ohlone Tribe Millitary History
Muwekma Ohlone Tribe Millitary History

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Makkin Mak Muwekma Wolwoolum, 'Akkoy Mak-Warep, Manne Mak Hiswi!
We Are Muwekma Ohlone, Welcome To Our Land, Where We Are Born!

HorŠe Tuuxi! = (hor-sheh troo-hee) Welcome to the Official Website of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area. The present-day Muwekma Ohlone Tribe is comprised of all of the known surviving American Indian lineages aboriginal to the San Francisco Bay region who trace their ancestry through the Missions Dolores, Santa Clara, and San Jose; and who were also members of the historic Federally Recognized Verona Band of Alameda County. The aboriginal homeland of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe includes the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, most of Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, and portions of Napa, Santa Cruz, Solano and San Joaquin. This large contiguous geographical area, which historically crosscuts aboriginal linguistic and tribal boundaries, fell under the sphere of influence of the aforementioned three missions between 1776 and 1836. The missionization policies deployed by the Catholic Church and militarily supported by the Hispanic Empire, brought many distantly related, and in some cases, already inter-married tribal groups together at the missions.

Comprehensive genealogical analysis of the Mission Baptism, Death, and Marriage Records from the three Bay Area Missions traces the surviving Muwekma lineages of the late 19th century through today back to their aboriginal villages. The present-day tribally enrolled Muwekma lineages are represented by the: Armija / Thompson, the Santos-Pinos / Juarez / Colos / Armija, the Guzman / Nonessa, and the Marine-Guzman-Peralta, Marine-Alvarez / Galvan, Marine-Sanchez, Marine-Munoz, Munoz-Guzman, Marine-Arellano, and Marine-Elston / Thompson / Ruano descended families.

The Ancestral Lands and Territory of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area
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Muwekma Ohlone Tribe – Emerging Genomic Evidence

Reclamation of the History and Heritage of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area
Reclamation of the History and Heritage of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area
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Redemption Song
Redemption Song
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Bay Area's Muwekma Ohlone tribe struggles to get official recognition from U.S.
Bay Area's Muwekma Ohlone tribe struggles to get official recognition from U.S.
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Our Original Residents, the Muwekma Ohlone
Our Original Residents, the Muwekma Ohlone
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Publications

Ohlone/Costanoan Indians of the San Francisco Peninsula
Ohlone/Costanoan Indians of the San Francisco Peninsula and their Neighbors, Yesterday and Today

Excerpted From Milliken et al.’s 2ostanoan Indians of the SF Bay Area Study
The Verona band was visited in 1906 by BIA Special Agent C. E. Kelsey, who was documenting groups of landless Indians in response to a late nineteenth-century law directing the formation of new small reservations. Kelsey found [at Pleasanton] and at Niles (Kelsey 1971). No action was ever taken, however, to secure land for them. … Descendants of the Alisal/Verona Band still live in the San Francisco Bay Area today; they form the core membership of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe (Field et al. 1992:19).

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Events

The Making of an Exhibition: Reclamation of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe’s History and Heritage

Curious about how exhibitions come together? Wondering how multiple partners can come together to accomplish a common vision? Learn about the collaboration and partnership between NUMU staff, the Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Council, San José State University anthropology professors and graduate students, and artists in telling the story of the Tribe’s history and heritage.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Date: Thursday, January 26th, 2023
Time: 5 - 6 PM PT
Location: Virtual on Zoom
Tickets: FREE with a $10 Suggested Donation

RSVP - https://www.numulosgatos.org/events/virtual-talk-making-of-an-exhibition-reclamation

A Brief Historical Overview of A Previously Federally Recognized Tribe

Makkin Mak Muwekma Wolwoolum, 'Akkoy Makwarep, Manne Mak Hiswi! We are Muwekma Ohlone, Welcome To Our Land, Where We Are Born!

The Present-day Muwekma Ohlone Tribe is comprised of all of the known surviving American Indian lineages aboriginal to the San Francisco Bay region who trace their ancestry through the Missions Dolores, Santa Clara, and San Jose; and who were also members of the historic Federally Recognized Verona Band of Alameda County. The aboriginal homeland of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe includes the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, most of Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, and portions of Napa, Santa Cruz, Solano and crosscuts aboriginal linguistic and tribal boundaries, fell under the sphere of influence of the aforementioned three missions between 1776 and 1836. The missionization policies deployed by the Catholic Church and militarily supported by the Hispanic Empire, brought many distantly related, and in some cases, already inter-married tribal groups together at the missions.

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Culture

Cultural Resources
Cultural Resources

The Continuing Existence of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe: Bridges Between Our Ancestral Past and Our Future

Customs & Traditions
Customs & Traditions

Muwekma Ohlone Indian Dancers at Mission Jose in Fremont, CA Rezanov / Langsdorff Expedition, circa 1806

Language Revitalization
Language Revitalization

Muwekma Ohlone Tribe Language Committee Present Day

Military Service
Military Service

The Muwekma Ohlone Men and Women who served in the United States Armed Forces from 1914 – Present Day

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Timeline and Evidence
Timeline and Evidence

A Brief Historic Timeline from Missionization to Present with Selected Evidence for Previous and Continued Federal Recognition

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We Are Muwekma and We Are Still Here

https://blogs.sjsu.edu/newsroom/2022/faculty-graduate-students-partner-with-the-muwekma-ohlone-tribe-to-launch-reclamation-exhibition-at-new-museum-los-gatos/
Faculty, Graduate Students Partner with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe to Launch “Reclamation” Exhibition at New Museum Los Gatos
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The history of San Jose, CA’s name
The history of San Jose, CA’s name

What’s in a name? Learn how San Jose’s various names have evolved across the centuries.

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Los Gatos appears willing to allow any individual of Indian descent to claim territory and start demanding respect and compensation
Los Gatos appears willing to allow any individual of Indian descent to claim territory and start demanding respect and compensation.

The world was covered with water, one day a feather...

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This Is The Way
This Is The Way

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From the Blogs
Native American New Year
Native American New Year Feasts – A Link to the Past

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Native American Genocide
The Untold Story of Native American Genocide in California

Genocide is a horrible word. The Cambridge dictionary defines it as “the crime of intentionally destroying part...

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Manifest Destiny – A Philosophy So Flawed It Stains the Country Centuries Later
Manifest Destiny – A Philosophy So Flawed It Stains the Country Centuries Later

Manifest Destiny is a grandiose sounding phrase, but it serves to hide one of the most tragic and devastatingphilosophies...

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