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Indigenous Peoples of the Bay Area: A History of Survival

February 9, 2021 The Guardsman 0

Given the massive diversity in languages, family groups, customs, and cultures, the native people of the northern and central California coasts likely would not have seen themselves as belonging to any single common group prior to the arrival of the Spanish. To some degree, this persists today, with many local Indigenous people self-identifying primarily as members of one or more of approximately 58 distinct regional cultures that are grouped under the umbrella-term “Ohlone.” 

Professor Light Captures Darkness at the Border

September 27, 2020 The Guardsman 1

Mothers handcuffed to their children, a full-grown man stuffed into a drainpipe, a family of three crammed together in the boot of a car. Under the cover of night they were found and detained by border patrol officers, their moments of fear and loss caught in the glow of Ken Light’s Hasselblad camera.