Explore the East Bay Hills of the San Francisco Bay Area and discover a world inhabited by our local native Americans for over 10,000 years. Many sites are virtually untouched since missionization, manslaughter and European diseases drove these people from their ancestral homelands just over 200 years ago. Respect the history.
An awkward, amateurish attempt to tell an important story.
Kaaknu the Volvon tribal chieftan was a real person. Recorded history shows that he attained prominent stature during his lifetime, which started in 1770 in a benign 10,000 year-old Native American cultural environment around Mount Diablo, east of the San Francisco Bay.
My hope is that more people will begin to appreciate the fantastic cultural stability that his people managed to sustain through hundreds of generations.
American Indian History ("Embrace the Good") SFGate, San Francisco Chronicle, by Tom Stienstra
An updated online edition of Native American Indian Sites In The East Bay Hills: A Guidebook: designed to work with GoogleEarth, by Robert Bardell
The Indian Hunter East Bay Express News
The Lost City in the East Bay Hills by Robert Bardell