GERARDO ALDAMA SR Kumeyaay RABBIT STICKS
Gerardo Aldama Sr., Kumeyaay Kumiai Native American from the Mexican tribal Indian village of La Huerta, Baja California, in northern Mexico, poses for a picture while holding the authentic Kumeyaay rabbit sticks he makes in the ancient Indian way.
Mr. Aldama makes scrub oak and oak rabbit sticks. He is featured in the rabbit stick section of Paul D. Campbell's book "Survival Skills of Native California." The traditional Native American Indian rabbit stick was an effective primitive weapon used by ancient early California Indian hunters to kill wild rabbits and other small game during their food gathering hunting expeditions. The wooden Indian weapon is thrown as a projectile at rabbits.
Gerardo was born and raised in the Kumeyaay community of La Huerta, Baja California. He currently lives in rural La Huerta with his wife, and is pictured above on his Indian ranch south of the US Mexico border.