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A Land of Many Tribes - We Are Still Here

 
 
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Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 4, 2020
1. A Land of Many Tribes - We Are Still Here Marker
Inscription.  
Íyyanu ja sultáawukma mak ínnutka (Chocheño, the local Ohlone dialect)
Literal English translation: There come the white people on our trails.
Translation by Catherine Callaghan, Ph.D. (linguist)

The Anza Expedition traveled well-worn trails made by people from local Ohlone tribes - the Alson, Tuibun, and Yrgin in this region. Ohlone sacred narratives tell how the world and people were created here at the dawn of time (some 12,900 to 13,500 years ago according to archaeologists). Ohlone peoples had a vast knowledge of the local landscape. They managed it in ways that ensured a greater abundance of plants and animals than would have occurred otherwise.

Today's Ohlones maintain cultural communities. They are involved in protecting ancient sacred village and burial sites. They find pride in preserving traditional knowledge, beliefs, values, arts, skills, languages, foods, and spiritual traditions-bringing these forward into the future in both new and old ways.

As you walk across this land, we hope you will love and care for it, as we have always done.
Ruth

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Orta, Jalquin/Saclan/Ochejamne, 2009

Welcome to the homeland of the Tuibun, an Ohlone-speaking tribe.

 
Erected by East Bay Regional Parks District.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 2009.
 
Location. 37° 36.465′ N, 122° 1.069′ W. Marker is in Union City, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from May Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 May Road, Union City CA 94587, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Signs of Change (here, next to this marker); Honcharenko’s Sanctuary (approx. 1½ miles away); Ukrania (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Ukrania (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Garden Store (approx. 2½ miles away); Boxed Tree Forest and Fruit Tree Orchard (approx. 2½ miles away); Buildings & Structures (approx. 2½ miles away); Gardens, Orchards & Plants (approx. 2½ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Ohlone (Wikipedia). "The Ohlone, formerly known as Costanoans (from Spanish costeño meaning "coast dweller"), are a Native American people of the Northern California coast. When Spanish explorers and missionaries arrived in the late 18th century, the

A Land of Many Tribes - We Are Still Here Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 4, 2020
2. A Land of Many Tribes - We Are Still Here Marker - wide view
The subject marker is the one on the right.
Ohlone inhabited the area along the coast from San Francisco Bay through Monterey Bay to the lower Salinas Valley. At that time they spoke a variety of related languages. The Ohlone languages make up a sub-family of the Utian language family...." (Submitted on August 1, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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