Indigenous People (Indians) of Silicon Valley

History of the Ohlone Indians who inhabited the south San Francisco Bay region of California. Bloody Island Massacre To this day, the US Army, State of California, or County of Lake, have made no attempt to apologize for nearly annihilating the innocent Pomo people of Bodanapotti. California Indian Heritage Center… Continue reading

How Milpitas Got Its Name

Milpitas – How did it get it’s name? This story claims it means “A Thousand Pitas,” pitas being century plants. The name Milpitas is a variation of the plural diminutive of milpa, a Mexican Spanish word for “garden where maize is grown.” The proper diminutive form of milpa, though, is… Continue reading

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