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News, Feature Bones of Discontent - Andrew Galvan carves a unique, controversial role in relocating Native American skeletons

Bones of Discontent - Andrew Galvan carves a unique, controversial role in relocating Native American skeletons

In the shadow of San Francisco's oldest building, surrounded by 200-year-old tombstones on the grounds of Mission Dolores, where he is the curator, Andrew Galvan elicits rapt attention from the wide-eyed sixth-graders who've encircled him. "Do you know who built…
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News, Feature The Little Tribe That Could

The Little Tribe That Could

In the arcane and often contradictory world known as Indian Country, the Muwekma Ohlone have long been a special case. Claiming San Francisco and much of the Bay Area as their ancestral homeland, the Muwekma, about 450 strong, are the…
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Presidio Originals

Long before it was home to baseball stadiums and Spanish missions, the peninsula of San Francisco was ruled by the Muwekma Ohlone. An estimated 10,000 members of this stable, peaceful tribe lived in 40 groups of 50 to 500 members,…
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