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The Roundhouse site held the younger Ohlone Women Dancers and the elders and a small woodfire. The dancers had met and collected and shared traditional knowledge of regalia and cultural tradition for a year. Deerskin skirts and shell necklaces, clapper sticks, feather fans and songs were shared in honor of the elder Ohlone women. Their families, in many cases, had hidden their Ohlone heritage under Spanish and American pressures. In honoring these women, we mark a resurgance of Costanoan/Ohlone identity in a good way.