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San Francisco once belonged to the Yelamu.

It's Thanksgiving, and in addition to finding gratitude for all that we have, we also wanted to give a nod to the natives and history of our home. Before the summer of love and the gold rush, what is now the Bay Area was Ohlone (also referred to as Costanoan) land. Take a step into their culture.


Ohlone Transportation

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The Ohlone also used tule to make boats. These woven vessels were used to navigate the natives through the Bay Area's various channels of water, and are still constructed and sailed by Ohlone tribe members today.

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