Welcome to the Muwekma Ohlone homepage.

Welcome to the official website of the Muwekma Ohlone Indian Tribe. We are the original inhabitants of San Francisco, California, USA, and the surrounding Bay Area.

To introduce ourselves, we can do no better than to quote the words of the United States District Court in Washington, DC:

"In the early part of the Twentieth Century, the Department of the Interior ("DOI") recognized the Muwkema Tribe as an Indian tribe under the jurisdiction of the United States. In more recent times, however, and despite its steadfast efforts, the Muwekma Tribe has been unable to obtain federal recognition, a status vital to the Tribe and its members."

We have just received a highly favorable judicial ruling, dated September 21, 2006, in our action seeking review of the Department of the Interior's "Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgment.

You may also be interested to watch a short movie on the "Death of the Muwekma Ohlone Pocket Park." The park was once located in our ancestral homeland along the shores of Islais Creek, San Francisco, California. One of our mortuary mounds was found not far from there in 1910, as related in our tribal history.