#TBT: Meet Some of Our OG Bay Area Natives, the Ohlone


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 Buildings

The Ohlones lived in temporary thatched houses that were often dome or cone-shaped. They were constructed using tule reeds, willow, and sometimes slabs of redwood bark. Each house had a fire pit in its center. There were also larger buildings which served as dance or assembly houses, and sweat lodges.

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