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 Exhibit Extended to March 15, 2018 

At the California History Center

Ohlone Elders and Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy

two men launching handmade watercraft

This fall, the California History Center at De Anza College is hosting "Ohlone Elders and Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy," featuring photography by Ruth Morgan and oral history gathered by Janet Clinger.

The exhibition celebrates multi-generational efforts of the Ohlone people to keep their cultures alive and thriving. Compelling photographic images and riveting oral histories dispel the myth that the Ohlone are extinct, while illuminating the life experience of people living between two cultures that are often in opposition.

Also depicted are the many challenges that the Ohlone face in the 21st century – from protecting sacred burial sites to telling the true history of California native peoples – as well as the resurgence of their arts and crafts resurgence and a vision for their future.

Read more in the Mercury News: "Exhibit about Ohlone Tribe to Open at De Anza College."


 young man in  native garb



Exhibit hours, starting Oct. 23:

Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Friday by appointment


Reception for the exhibit:

Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.


Panel discussion with Ohlone youth activists:

Thursday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Campus Center, Conference Rooms A & B


I appreciate this chance I’ve been given – to realize I’m Ohlone, that I’m on the land where my great-great-grandparents survived, and to be who I am today. By honoring the past and continuing my education as well as always respecting my elders and learning from them, I can gain more knowledge and then be able to share that knowledge with our youth.

– Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Indian Canyon Nation
Young woman looking ahead

Funding provided in part by De Anza College DASB.

For more information:

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Phone: 408.864.8948

Last Updated: 1/30/18