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Kumeyaay/Diegueño Native Americans
To find additional titles on Kumeyaay/Diegueño Native American social life and customs, use the following subject headings in the Cuyamaca Library Classic Catalog or the SDSU Library Catalog.
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|Diegueño Indians - Social life and customs
Kamia Indians - Social life and customs
Books on the Customs and Culture of the Diegueño in the Cuyamaca Library
Early Cremation Ceremonies of the Luiseño and Diegueño Indians of Southern California, Volume Vol. 7 No. 3 - Primary Source Edition by
Call Number: E 51 .N48i v.7 no.3 (On Order)
Publication Date: 2014-03-01
The Religious Practices of the Diegueño Indians by
Call Number: E99 .D5 W384 2017
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular orator and critic of 19th-century American culture and public life. As a speaker dedicated to expanding intellectual horizons and celebrating the value of skepticism, Ingersoll spoke frequently on such topics as atheism, freedom from the pressures of conformity, and the lives of philosophers who espoused such concepts. This collection of his most famous speeches includes the lectures: [ "The Gods" (1872) [ "Humboldt" (1869) [ "Thomas Paine" (1870) [ "Individuality" (1873) [ "Heretics and Heresies" (1874)
The Early Ethnography of the Kumeyaay by
Call Number: E 99 .K18 E37 2004
Publication Date: 2007-02-15
The Kumeyaay occupied the largest and most diverse territory of any Native Californian group--from arid deserts to alpine mountains, foothills, and a large expanse of coast, from what is now San Diego County to northern Baja California. Living as complex hunter-gatherers, the Kumeyaay combined elements of both Californian and Southwestern cultures, including an acorn economy, floodwater agriculture, and the production of paddle and anvil pottery. The Early Ethnography of the Kumeyaay includes the pioneering research of three anthropologists of the early part of the twentieth century--Thomas T. Waterman, Leslie Spier, and Edward W. Gifford. An introduction by M. Steven Shackley and Steven Lucas-Pfingst explores the particular perspective brought to the research by these early scholars, contrasted with recent anthropological research in the region.
Southern Diegueño customs by
Call Number: E 99 D5 S65 1923
Publication Date: Berkeley, University of California Press, 1923.
(Additional copy on order)
Information is provided on different kind’s ceremonies, songs, myths, food gathering of the acorns, hunting, where Diegueño lived and what they wore.
Diegueno Indians Ceremonies and Shamanism by
Call Number: E 99 D5 W38 2015 (Two books in processing in Tech Services)
Publication Date: 2015-03-25
The people known as Diegueño, called by themselves Kawakipai or southern people, occupy the extreme southern part of California. The region which they inhabit coincides approximately with the boundaries of San Diego county.In culture, the Diegueño show a marked similarity to their neighbors, the Luiseño on the north, and the Cahuilla on the northeast.Most of the rites which the Diegueño have in common with the Luiseño belong to a definite cultus. This cultus is what has been described among the Luiseño as the "Chungichnish worship." Among the Diegueño it is known as awik or Western system. As described elsewhere in the present paper, and in another paper of this series by a different author, this cultus centers around an initiatory rite, which consists in drinking ceremonially a decoction of toloache or jimsonweed, Datura meteloides.In studying the religious practices of the Diegueño a distinction is therefore always to be kept in mind between the rites which belong on the one hand to the cultus and on the other to the ordinary ceremonies, since the latter exhibit a totally different animus, and have no definite relation either to the cultus or to each other.
Maay Uuyow: Kumeyaay Cosmology by
Call Number: Ref QB 18 .M339 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Kumeyaay cosmology was traditionally intertwined with ceremonies, harvest & hunts, burning schedules and the acquisition of spiritual power. Personal conduct was subject to cosmological constraints and rewards. Cosmology was so important that Spanish priests and subsequent U.S. government agents worked hard to repress and expunge the beliefs from Kumeyaay society. This monograph provides a partial glimpse of the Kumeyaay cosmology with worldview, observatories, constellations and stories. Includes modern interpretations of the calendar.
Books on the Arts and Crafts of the Kumeyaay/Diegueño in the Cuyamaca Library
Before the Wilderness by
Call Number: E 78 C15 B45 1993
Publication Date: 1993-03-01
The explorers, the gold-seekers, and the settlers who arrived in California in the mid-19th century saw California as a wilderness unmodified by the Indians who lived in it. The authors of this book tell a different story.
That landscape the newcomers saw was not a wilderness, not untouched by nature. It was a landscape carefully managed by knowledgeable people to provide them with food, clothing, shelter, fuel, and tools. It was a landscape where the wilderness came later—after Euro-Americans had stopped the controlled burning the Indians had practiced, drained the wet meadows that had preserved the water supplies, and fenced off the areas where Native California women's coppicing had encouraged the growth of choice basketry materials. This is a book for those interested in the beginnings of agriculture, for here, in the salubrious climate of California, peoples who lived mainly by hunting and gathering had taken, by the eighteenth century, many of the steps that make up the technology of agriculture.
Includes information on "Kumeyaay plant husbandry".
Survival Skills of Native California by
Call Number: E 78 C15 C32 1999
Publication Date: 2000-01-19
In The Most Comprehensive Work of Its Kind Today, Author Paul Campbell Reveals The Knowledge He Has Spent 20 Years Learning and Reproducing From California Natives. Included Are Sections On The Basic Skills of Survival, The Tools of Gathering and Food Preparation, The Implements of Household and Personal Necessity, As Well As The Arts of Hunting and Fishing. Sample Topics Include: * Shelter: A Continuum of Simplicity * Greens, Beans, Flowers and Other Vegetables * Meat Preparation * How To Make and Shoot An Indian Bow
Diegueño Deer Toe Rattles by
Call Number: E 78 C15 E8 NO.2
Publication Date: Museum of Man, 1968.
The book 6 leaves and two illustrations. Teaches the history of the deer toe rattles and why they are no longer used. The rattle was used for mourning ceremony. Each singer made their own rattle and it was burned at the end of the rites. A description on how the rattle was made and an image of the rattle is given.