In 17 B.C., the Indian tribe named Malikan erected the large bowl at the center of what is now known as San Jose State University. The premises of San Jose State was once a city, established by the Malikan tribe, called Sun Chavez. The Malikan tribe worshipped the mythical creature named Cesar Chavez. Tribe members of Malikan had been attacked by Cesar Chavez several times. Cesar would eat any food surrounding the very center of the city.

The leader of the Malikan tribe, Jorkan Maribous decided to build a bowl in the center of the city to feed Cesar Chavez. The bowl was built of clay and sand. It took 2 months to erect the 6-foot bowl. Cesar drank water and ate every meal out of this bowl from April 4, 17 B.C. until Cesar died on June 20, 1281. 15 workers lost their lives in the building of the statue. The members that lost their lives were painted on the archway next to Cesar’s bowl.

The archway was constructed after Cesar’s bowl and was made of clay and the bones that Cesar left of all of the victims. A painted figure of Cesar Chavez is at the top of the archway. At the bottom of the archway are paintings of both Barth Handu and Mika Sindow. Barth Handu and Mika Sindow were the architects who came up with the plans to build Cesar’s bowl. The two architects lost their lives to Cesar on the last day of building the bowl.