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Resources

Kaaknu the Volvon A novel by James Benney

Kaaknu the Volvon Cover

An awkward, amateurish attempt to tell an important story.

Kaaknu the Volvon tribal chieftan was a real person. Recorded history shows that he attained prominent stature during his lifetime, which started in 1770 in a benign 10,000 year-old Native American cultural environment around Mount Diablo, east of the San Francisco Bay.

It is hard not to appreciate the fantastic cultural stability that his people managed to sustain through hundreds of generations.

Volvon Bedrock Mortars By Robert Bardell

American Indian History ("Embrace the Good") SFGate, San Francisco Chronicle, by Tom Stienstra

The Indian Hunter East Bay Express News

Volvon Village Proposal

EBRPD Response

CCWD Response

KTVU Special Report Video

THE STARK DISCONNECT

The Lost City in the East Bay Hills by Robert Bardell

Suggested Reading

The Ohlone Way
Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area, by Malcolm Margolin. Heyday Books. Berkeley

A Time of Little Choice
The Disintegration of Tribal Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area 1769-1810
by Randall Milliken. Ballena Press. Menlo Park

The Way We Lived
California Indian Stories, Songs, & Reminiscences, edited by Malcolm Margolin. Heyday Books. Berkeley

The Destruction of California Indians
edited by Robert F. Heizer. University of Nebraska Press
Handbook of the Indians of California, by Alfred J. Kroeber. Smithsonian Institution 1925

Ishi
Last of His Tribe, by Theodora Kroeber. Parnassus Press. Berkeley

The Ohlone Past and Present
Native Americans of the San Francisco Bay Region compiled & edited by Lowell John Bean. Ballena Press 1994. Menlo Park

News From Native California
published quarterly. P.O. Box 9145, Berkeley, California 94709