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SCU Native History Tour

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The SCU Native History Tour, developed in collaboration with members of San Francisco Bay Area Ohlone communities, showcases the Indigenous history of the Santa Clara University campus. Clicking on the image above will bring you to Google Earth, where you can take the tour using the arrow icons in the bottom left of the window to navigate. At most stops, you can click on the images above the text for a slideshow and/or further information from Ohlone representatives.

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SCU Archaeology Walking Tour - The Adobe

Dr. Panich shares the rich archaeological history of our mission campus.

SCU Archaeology Walking Tour - Mission Cemetery

In this episode, Dr. Panich takes us to what is now the rose garden directly north of the mission church. We learn about the history of this site, which was once one of the mission cemeteries in colonial times.

SCU Archaeology Walking Tour - Mission Gardens

In this episode, Dr. Panich tells us about the history of one of SCU's most beloved outdoor spaces on campus - the Mission Gardens.

SCU Archaeology Walking Tour - Old Campus

We take a look at the last remaining structure from the German immigrant community that built up here in Santa Clara.