#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 Faith

via UC Berkeley Golden Bears

The Ohlone practiced Kusku, a type of shamanism that includes ceremonial dances and rituals. The Rumsen Ohlone creation story involves the hummingbird, eagle, and coyote. After a flood covers the world, they unite and the coyote creates the human race.

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