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Years later, Ohlone Indians return home to Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — For thousands of years, the Ohlone Indians called the Bay Area home. Over the course of time, the tribe was driven away, but this summer members will return to San Francisco to tell their story. ABC7 recently with one of the tribal chiefs.

Seventy-three-year-old Chief Tony Cerda is actively keeping alive the traditions of his Ohlone ancestors for future generations, because many people think the Ohlones don’t exist anymore.

Chairman Cerda and members of the Costanoan Rumsen tribe will perform in the World Arts West Ethnic Dance Festival this summer.

“It’s very important to us. It’s very important because our main thing is for people to know that we’re still here,” says Cerda.

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