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Kumeyaay/Diegueño Native Americans
Books on the Kumeyaay/Diegueño in the Cuyamaca Library
The Kumeyaay, the Whaley House, and the Ghosts by
Call Number: BF 1472 .M447 2016 (3 copies)
Publication Date: 2016-09-19
Some may question what the Kumeyaay Native Americans have to do with San Diego's Whaley House and what do they both have to do with ghosts? The Whaley House is a historical landmark in Old Town, San Diego and the Kumeyaay are native to the San Diego area. The Whaley House is one of the most haunted and considered to be the most famous haunted house in the United States. Visitors to the Whaley House have often experienced ghostly encounters. The Whaley House is built upon land that once belonged to the Kumeyaay. The Kumeyaay suffered much including the fact that their homeland was stolen from them and they experienced historical and traumatizing mistreatment by many conquering populations throughout their history. Do these factors have a connection to the haunting at the Whaley House? Read on to find out more.
Native Americans of San Diego County by
Call Number: E 78 C15 B655 2009 [Available in L-103]
Publication Date: 2009-01-21
Archaeological findings verify the occupation of San Diego County by Native Americans going back over 10,000 years, though little is recorded of their history before 1542, when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay and claimed the local territory for Spain. The native population at that time is estimated to have been 20,000, just as it is today. There are 18 reservations in the San Diego County area (17 of which are currently functioning), more than in any other county in the United States. The four primary tribal groups making up the Native Americans of the San Diego County area are the Kumeyaay (also known as Diegueño), Luiseño, Cupeño, and Cahuilla. Each of these groups has faced many hardships and setbacks while attempting to rebuild their nations to the proud peoples they once were and still are.
Strangers in a Stolen Land : Indians in San Diego County from prehistory to the New Deal by
Call Number: E 78 C15 C34 2008
Publication Date: 2008-06-01
(Additional copy on order)
This volume begins with what is known of the first inhabitants of San Diego County and continues until 1938. Covering the Spanish, Mexican, and American periods, with details, maps, and illustrations not previously published. This book takes an expansive view of San Diego County Indian history in terms of chronology, events, narrative, and most importantly, people.
Kumeyaay People by
Call Number: E 99 .K18 K864 2012 (2 copies)
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
This volume that contains bound and printed versions of Wikipedia articles concerned with the Native Kumeyaay people of the extreme southwestern United States and northwest Mexico. The articles offer an introduction to the Kumeyaay people including their subgroups, languages, history, population, and the name of their tribes and reservations. A general discussion of the state of California follows, including sections on topics such as: facts and figures, its geography, climate, flora and fauna, rivers, regions, history, population, languages, culture, religion, armed forces, economy, energy, transportation, education, and government and politics. Brief sections examine the Cuyamaca complex, a pre-Columbian Native American site in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (California), which predates the Kumeyaay. This work also briefly introduces the Campo Kumeyaay Nation, one of the recognized tribes of Kumeyaay people in San Diego County. The book ends with a general discussion of the Mexican state of Baja California as well as the entire country of Mexico, including sections on topics such as: facts and figures, its geography, climate, flora and fauna, rivers, regions, history, population, languages, culture, religion, armed forces, economy, energy, transportation, education, government and politics, and the arts.
Kumeyaay : a history textbook : a curriculum for Kumeyaay history classes by
Call Number: E99 .K18 M57 2007 V. 1 (4 copies)
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Provides a concise history of the Kumeyaay people. The book takes the reader from the time prior to contact with Europeans, through the period of Spanish presidios, colonization, and missionization, into the period of Mexican colonization and the vast rancheros, finally culminating with the American period from 1848 to 1873. The Kumeyaay are Native American people whose traditional homelands extended from Escondido to the Laguna Mountains (San Diego County, CA) in the U.S., to Ensenada, and Tecate (Baja California) in Mexico.
Ipai-Tipai tribes (Diegueño) by
Call Number: E 99 I65 B68 1992
Publication Date: 1992-06-01
California's Native American Tribes, #5 in series
Final report of the excavation of Cal. F:5:1 (CA-SDI-12, 809)
Call Number: E 99 K18 M35 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Details important discoveries about Native American settlements in Chula Vista and the surrounding area. Provides ethnographic information about the Kumeyaay, who lived in this area when the Spanish arrived.
Reference Sources in the Cuyamaca Library
California Indians and Their Environment by
Call Number: E 78 C15 L54 2009 [1 copy available in L-103]
Publication Date: 2009-04-24
This volume presents an examination of the California Indians' rich and complex relationship with the ecological landscape. The authors provide a historical ecology of California's diverse environments, its biological resources, and the Native peoples who both adapted to and actively managed them. Based on archaeological findings, the authors describe how the California Indians lived in vibrant organized societies, each boasting a rich village life including chiefs, religious specialists, master craftspeople, dances, feasts, and ceremonies. Throughout, the book emphasizes how these diverse communities interacted with the state's varied landscape, enhancing its natural resources through various practices centered on the prescribed burning of land. An illustrated reference section describes the plants, animals, and minerals the California Indians used for food, basketry and cordage, medicine, and more.
The Indian Place Names of Rancho Cuyamaca
Contents: Cuyamaca, the Pervading Indian Name -- Cuyamaca Rancherias: Summer Camps of the Indians -- Ah-ha Kwe-ah-mac, the Rancheria of Cuyamaca -- The Battle of Cuyamaca -- An Ancient Landmark -- Historic Iguai -- The Lasting Spring, Anaja -- Jual-cu-cuilsh, the Tough Strong One -- The Arrow Makers' Camp -- Sin-yu-wa-ra, "Woman like the Young Leaf in Spring" -- The "Crooked Land" of Mitaragui becomes the Canada Verde, or Green Valley -- Pam-mum Am-wah and its Mythical Mountain -- Mesa de Huacupin, and the Five Mesitas -- The Cheif's Wigmam, Na-wa Ti e -- Appendix C: Indian Place Names of Cuyamaca.
Children's Books on the Kumeyaay in the Cuyamaca Library
Call Number: Childrens E 99 K18 G73 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Contents: Where they lived -- Society -- Food -- Homes -- Clothing -- Crafts -- Family -- Children -- Myths -- War -- Contact with Europeans -- Famous leader -- The people today.
My Ancestor's Village by
Call Number: Childrens E 99 K18 L33 2004
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Describes the life of a Kumeyaay, or Kumiai, Indian girl and her family living in San Diego area long ago. Includes a glossary of Kumeyaay words and a clarification of the different Indian groups from this area.