The site of Tamien: An Ohlone Indian Village - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 19.812 W 121° 53.435
10S E 598284 N 4132080
Quick Description: Plaque in downtown San Jose marking an old Native American Village.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2009 12:52:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM60P5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
The plaque reads: "For over 10,000 years the ancestors of the Ohlone Indians hunted, fished and harvested the diverse natural resources within the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Through time the Ohlone tribes established sedentary villages alonge creeks. One such village was established at this site. Occupied between 250 and 1792 AD, this village is thought to be the village of Tamien. Tamien is an Ohlone word refering to the Guadalupe River. With the establishment of the Santa Clara Mission in 1777, over 2600 Ohlones were converted, the majority of whom perished to diseases. Today the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe is the succesor to the aboriginal people who inhabited this valley."
Group that erected the marker: City of San Jose

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
135 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA USA

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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