Ohlone Peoples to Meet at Coyote Hills Park for 25th Annual Gathering

People from several Ohlone tribes will gather and share their history and culture at Coyote Hills Regional Park Sunday morning and afternoon, officials with the East Bay Regional Park District said.

The gathering will start at 10 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. at the park at 8000 Patterson Ranch Road in Fremont.

Visitors can experience music, song, dance and stories. The Ohlone will discuss their involvement in contemporary culture, and show how they make baskets, jewelry, soaproot brushes and dogbane string.

Park district officials said visitors can visit a village site that is more than 2,000 years old, play an Ohlone game, try making fire without matches and make a miniature tule boat. Tule boats were made of tule, a tall skinny plant stalk with no leaves.

Visitors can also taste native plant teas, manzanita cider and in the afternoon acorn soup cooked in a basket.

Parents must accompany their children. Families can drop in at any time. No registration is required. Parking fees, if any, apply.

More information can be obtained by calling (510) 544-3220.

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