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     Muwekma Ohlone Tribe
of the San Francisco Bay Area

        Makkin Mak Muwekma Wolwoolum, 'Akkoy Mak-Warep, Manne Mak Hiswi!

                  We Are Muwekma Ohlone, Welcome To Our Land, Where We Are Born!

            Customs and Traditions


Dancing
Muwekma Ohlone Indian Dancers at Mission Jose in Fremont, CA
Rezanov / Langsdorff Expedition, circa 1806
Muwekma Ohlone Indian Dancers at Mission Dolores in San Francisco, CA
by Russian Painter Louis Andrevitch Choris, circa 1816
Muwekma Ohlone Indians at Mission Dolores in San Francisco, CA
by Russian Painter Louis Andrevitch Choris, circa 1816

Kuksu Abalone Pendant Jewelry is Patterned after the Big Head Dancer
Gaming
Muwekma Ohlone Indians Playing Games at Mission Dolores in San Francisco, CA
by Russian Painter Louis Andrevitch Choris, circa 1822

Tule Boat Transportation
Muwekma Ohlone Indians in a Tule Boat on the San Francisco Bay
by Russian Painter Louis Andrevitch Choris, circa 1822

Hunting
Muwekma Ohlone Indians, Cholvon Warriors Hunting Along the San Francisco Bay
by Russian Painter Louis Andrevitch Choris, circa 1822
Baskets

In the Muwekma Ohlone Chochenyo Language the word for

 basket is ’úuruš

(pronounced ooroosh)

Muwekma Ohlone Tribe Basket Weaving Classes
Photos of Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Members at the Basket Weaving Classes
Held at the Muwekma Big Feast BBQ at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore, CA on July 7, 2007
and at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore, CA on August 18, 2007
Ohlone Indian Baskets
Photographed in the book Indian Baskets of Central California by Shanks, 2006