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Offspring of Ohlone converts put Indians in picture at Mission Dolores
Offspring of Ohlone converts put Indians in picture at Mission Dolores

On different days more than 200 years ago, an Ohlone man and woman named Poylemja and Jocbocme stepped up to be baptized Faustino and Obulinda by the Spanish friars at the Mission Dolores in San Francisco. The move put them between two cultures at a perilous time. By 1807, both were dead and buried at the same mission. All these years later, at least two of their descendants still straddle those two cultures. One of them is Andrew Galvan, 59, now keeper of that mission's history. He's the mission curator, responsible for planning exhibits and recruiting guides to explain mission history, which some see as a march to enlightenment and some see as cultural genocide....

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