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

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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The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe wants federal recognition. A new Stanford student group is supporting their efforts.
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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

Native Chochenyo Language

Join the Muwékma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco on Sunday, November 27th at 2 pm, when East Bay Regional Park District will celebrate the translation of 35 Trail Posts at Máyyan Šaatošikma ~ Coyote Hills Regional Park into our Native Chochenyo Language.

The Muwékma Ohlone Tribe Language Committee began working on this Chochenyo Trail Marker Project in 2016 and now it will be unveiled in recognition of Native American Heritage Month!

Free Public Event, see Flyer for more information. We look forward to seeing you on November 27th!

Date: Sunday, November 27th, 2022
Time: 02:00 PM

Reclamation: Aboriginal Ancestral Homeland of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe
Reclamation: Aboriginal Ancestral Homeland of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe

NUMU is collaborating with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, San Jose State University, and Mosaic America on this art exhibition, featuring photography of their aboriginal ancestral homeland by Tribal Photographer Kike Arnal. Visitors to the exhibit can also explore with the Mosaic Atlas Cultural Mapping Project, an interactive map highlighting places of significance to local indigenous peoples and other regional cultural groups.

Date: Friday, December 9th , 2022
Time:10:00 AM

NUMU New Museum Los Gatos
106 E. Main StreetLos Gatos, CA 95030, United States (map)

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
Restoring Land to Muwekma Ohlone Tribe
Restoring Land to Muwekma Ohlone Tribe

Until the arrival of the first European settlers in North America, the continent, from North to South and East to West...

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Federal Recognition for Muwekma Ohlone Tribe
Federal Recognition for Muwekma Ohlone Tribe

When the Europeans first arrived in America, they treated the Natives they met as powerful independent nations – as either allies or potential enemies...

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Restoring the Homeland – Muwekma Ohlone Tribe
Restoring the Homeland – Muwekma Ohlone Tribe

Climate change and the need to protect nature is a matter of serious concern and there is growing pressure ongovernments...

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