Shaping SF Lecture: Shellmounds, Indigenous Culture & Ecology | Mission Dist.
Eric Quezada Center | 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Shaping San Francisco | City History Lectures
250 years ago, life along the edges of what we now know as San Francisco Bay changed forever when the Portola Expedition came upon this hidden magnificent body of water. The Spaniards couldn’t quite understand it when they saw this marvelous sight for the first time on November 2, 1769, but this confluence of many rivers was a thriving home to thousands of people, not to mention an abundance of species of water, land, and sky. Join us to talk with Gregg Castro, t’rowt’raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone, and Robin Grossinger, San Francisco Estuary Institute, about the tens of thousands of years prior to European arrival, what remains from those times, and how we can honor the ways of life that persist despite centuries of colonial misuse of the land and water.
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