part of the Five Canyons neighborhood.
A new Site for us thanks to an Intrepid Explorer.
Read “Our Perspective” on private property at the bottom.
No “Keep Out” signs. You just have to know where to go, down the canyon
We couldn’t find the 20 mortar boulder we were told was there. Next Time!
A beautiful setting in a gorgeous canyon.
Perspective on Ancient Native American Sites on Public and Private Property
Because there are so few remaining sites, they all are special and important.
The powers that be want the general public to not feel any connection to or show any interest in them
since that will just interfere with the plans of private property owners, developers, and managers of public agencies.
To that end there has been a coordinated, calculated, clandestine arrangement to downplay and obscure
public interest and involvement in the California Native American story.
It has worked! The vast majority of the population couldn’t care less about a few bedrock mortars scattered around
here and there, and knows little of the 10,000 year old civilization that preceded our conquest a mere 250 years ago.
This lack of interest is an impediment to our contemporary societal growth and understanding of history and our place in it.
When you sit on a mortar rock and look around, you can begin to understand and connect.
Our recent discovery of this 30 mortar Jalquin Ohlone Indian site in the Hayward hills is a fine example.
Tucked into a little canyon, surrounded by private property, it is an ideal location for recognition as an important remnant village.
This place is not like the “ghost towns” of the wild west that might be 150 years old.
It could be thousands of years old, continuously occupied.
Virtually no one knows it is even there.