Malcolm Margolin

The Ohlone Way


What began as a simple curiosity transformed into years of research culminating in The Ohlone Way, a thoughtful reconstruction of pre-colonial life in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. As inspirational as it is disheartening, Margolin paints a picture of a society with a unique relationship to its surroundings and neighboring communities, before concluding with a sobering recounting of the near elimination of the Ohlone people by colonization leading up to the present day*.

Soft cover with black and white illustrations throughout.

Edition: 1978, second printing.

Condition: Excellent, with very slight expected wear on outside cover.

Measures ~6"x9". 182 pages.

*Though The Ohlone Way primarily presents the Ohlone as a people of the past, Ohlone culture survives in the contemporary San Francisco Bay area through groups like Mak-'amham, who are working to preserve Ohlone food gathering and culinary traditions.