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More about Ohlones:
Before the coming of the Europeans, for thousands of years, the Ohlones rose before dawn, stood in front of their houses, and facing the east shouted words of greeting and encouragement to the sun. They shouted to the sun because they felt that the sun had a nature very much like their own.
Malcolm Margolin wrote: “The Ohlones were very different from us. They had different values, technologies, and ways of seeing the world. Yet there is something that lies beyond differences. If we look long enough, if we dwell on their joy, fear, and reverence, we may in the end catch glimpses of almost forgotten aspects of our own selves.”