“LISTEN: Inside the extortionate meeting with the Bay Area congressional delegation”

Chairwoman Charlene Nijmeh at TEDXBerkeley

TUNE IN to listen to the Chairwoman's congressional meeting with the Bay Area delegation. The controversial meeting sparked concern, outrage, and disappointment in the Bay Area and stands in contrast to the wide support the Tribe has received from the Bay Area and a bipartisan coalition of Congress.

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Chairwoman Charlene Nijmeh at TEDXBerkeley

Santa Clara University's Inaugural Native American Symposium

The Challenges of Federal Recognition

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
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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Muwekma Ohlone Tribe – Emerging Genomic Evidence

A School, A Tribe, and A Deepening Partnership
A School, A Tribe, and A Deepening Partnership
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Rethinking land stewardship with Muwekma Ohlone Tribe - Sage Advice feature
Rethinking land stewardship with Muwekma Ohlone Tribe - Sage Advice feature
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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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Publications

Daughters breastfed longer, and women accumulated greater wealth in ancient California matriarchal society
Daughters breastfed longer, and women accumulated greater wealth in ancient California matriarchal society

Women managed important food resources, which may have incentivized parents to invest more in female offspring and to female-biased wealth disparities.

In a new study, researchers and members of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area are the first to publish evidence of wealth-driven patterns in maternal investment among ancient populations.

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Events

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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

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

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From the Blogs
Community Support for Muwekma Ohlone Tribe Restoration
Do Native Americans Celebrate New Year?

Another year is beginning to wind down. A year without COVID is a good year, but as always, there were highs and lows for everyone.

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Challenges in Re-Establishing Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Identity
A Few Must-See Movies about Native Americans

Those who are old enough will remember a Nancy Sinatra song called Bang Bang He Shot Me Down. One stanza goes “We rode on horses made of sticks/He wore black and I wore white/He would always win the fight.”

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Protecting Native American Lands – Why Federal Recognition of Tribes Is Vital
Protecting Native American Lands – Why Federal Recognition of Tribes Is Vital

A love for one’s historic homeland is a universal one. And when people have their land taken away and stolen from them, it is not just space, soil and the animals and plants...

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