Ruth Orta holds a winnowing basket she used to hand process acorns in front of a section of her exhibit on March 10, 2017, at the C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology on the Cal State East Bay campus Hayward, California. Photo by Paul Kuroda
The C.E. Smith Museum is featuring an exhibit detailing the Jalquin/Saclan Ohlone/Bay Miwok roots of Ruth Orta, along with more than five generations and 60 members of her extended family. They share the details of their tribal, family and ancestral history as Native American descendants of a Bay Area tribe that once lived in mid-Alameda County.
Photo by Paul Kuroda.