Introduction to Ohlone

The Ohlone are the Indigenous people of the Bay Area living in the region of San Francisco Bay down to the Monterey Bay. The Ohlone lived here thousands of years ago and descendants of those Ohlone still live in this area today. Ohlone is a broad term used to describe many smaller tribes that inhabited the region we now call the Bay Area. These different groups had different languages but similar ways of life.

Here are a few fun activities to give you a little insight on some Ohlone Culture. Be sure to test your knowledge by trying the word match games at the end!

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For information about Ohlone History and way of life check out the following links!


Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resourceswritten by M. Kat Anderson


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