CALIFORNIA INDIAN RESEARCH PORTAL
KUMEYAAY RESEARCH MUSEUMS is a Web portal to important historical Kumeyaay information. Learn how to find active fun things to do in San Diego to learn about the aboriginal California tribes of Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. Extensive professional picture galleries documenting California indigenous culture, history and lifestyle, ethnographic arts and crafts by virtual tour of Native American tribal documentaries featuring detailed on-line museum departments for creative and academic research of the four tribal groupings indigenous to San Diego County: The Kumeyaay-Diegueño Indians, the Luiseño Indians, the Cupeño Indians, and the Cahuilla Indians. GRAPHICS & Page by TRIBAL ARCHIVIST G. BALLARD
For specific tribes, visit the KUMEYAAY RESEARCH DEPARTMENT and the CALIFORNIA INDIANS RESEARCH DEPARTMENT for a treasure of key research words and referrals to top Native American museums and websites about aboriginal California Native cultures, histories, languages, tribes, artifacts, reservations, including directory listings of how to contact the California Indian reservations and their tribal historians and archivists.
KUMEYAAY GUIDE for a complete tribal index of the surviving bands, maps of their 21-century territory, their official websites and historical information, and how to contact them directly.
KUMEYAAY CREATIVE ARTS showcases our beautiful original Native American multimedia archives, photojournalistic lifestyle Kumeyaay Documentaries, Movies, Art Galleries, Storytellers, Yuman Music, Ethnographic Arts & Crafts artifacts featuring Kumeyaay Indian art, tribal artists directory guild, creative portfolios of the greater Southern California Yuman peoples: Kumeyaay Diegueno Tipai Ipai, Mohave Mojave, Kiliwa, Cochimi, PaiPai Pai Pai, Maricopa, Hualapai, Yavapai, Havasupai, Quechan Indian.
Editor's KUMEYAAY OPINION and KUMEYAAY HISTORY on the Indigenous peoples of the greater San Diego County area, Southern California and northern Baja California, Mexico, Kumeyaay tribes.
KUMEYAAY LIBRARY lists the best books about aboriginal California Native American Indians of greater San Diego County Southern California and northern Baja California.
KUMEYAAY MAPS are also a valuable resource to researchers.
Kumeyaay Indians RESEARCH TUTORIAL kumeyaay.info, los indios indígenas de las fotos documentales de la forma de vida del photojournalism de México representan películas.
The KUMEYAAY INFORMATION VILLAGE WEB SITE is the world's most comprehensive internet resource website for Indigenous peoples of California history, culture, education, research and entertainment, providing researchers, teachers, students and guests an unparalleled on-line cyber ride into the Native American California Indian tribal people's timeless perspective.
KUMEYAAY RESEARCH OnLine:
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The Early Ethnography of the Kumeyaay reprints the pioneering research of three anthropologists of the early part of the 20th century - Thomas T. Waterman, Leslie Spier, and Edward W. Gifford.
University of San Diego USD Library
Resources Related to Native American Issues WEBSITE sandiego.edu. Library of Congress, how to do a SALLY search that works:
Virtual Museum kumeyaay.com
USD's online library catalog contains records for every Native American book, microfiche, movie, or CD-ROM on campus.
SALLY is the starting point for research on Native American languages, culture, history, anthropology, census data, literature, religions, and statistics.
The legal status of Native Americans and the policies and laws applied by the United States government to Native American citizens are exhaustively covered and every treaty between the Indian Nations and the United States can be found at USD's Legal Research Center.
Library of Congress, how to do a SALLY search:
• Records for every Native American book, microfiche, movie, or CD-ROM on campus.
• Research on Native American languages, culture, history, anthropology, census data, literature, religions, and statistics.
Read about each Kumeyaay artifact and discover its significance to the Kumeyaay People. Museums about Kumeyaay Indians artifacts to discover their significance to the Kumeyaay aboriginal Americans.
CURRENT SURVIVING KUMEYAAY BANDS:
UNITED STATES Southern California Kumeyaay bands tribes:
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Mesa Grande, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, Barona Band of Mission Indians, Capitan Grande, Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueño Indians, San Pasqual Band of Indians, Inaja Cosmit, Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians Cuyapaipe, Manzanita, La Posta, Jamul Indian Village, Campo Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
BAJA CALIFORNIA MEXICO Kumeyaay Kumiai tribes bands:
San Antonio Necua, Juntas de Neji, San Jose de la Zorra, La Huerta,
Santa Catarina (Kumeyaay Paipai Pai-Pai)
INDIGENOUS TRIBES OF GREATER SAN DIEGO TERRITORIAL MAP.
LUISENO Luiseño Indian bands:
La Jolla, Pala Band of Mission Indians, Rincon San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians, Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, Pauma Yuima...
CAHUILLA CUPENO bands:
Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Cupeno Indians Cupeño, Warner Springs, CA
Cocopah Indian Tribe, Somerton, AZ
Cucapa Indian village, El Mayor, Baja California, Mexico (Cocopah Pictures Photos Documentary Colorado River tribe)
Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, Winterhaven, CA.
• YUMAN INDIAN TRIBE HISTORY accessgenealogy.com:
- YUMAN Family -- An important linguistic family whose tribes before being gathered on reservations occupied an extensive territory in the extreme south west portion of the United States and north Lower California, including much of the valley of Colorado River, the lower valley of the Gila, and all of extreme south California....
• MARICOPA INDIAN TRIBE HISTORY accessgenealogy.com:
- MARICOPA -- An important Yuman tribe which since early in the 19th century has lived with and below the Pima and from about lat. 35° to the mouth of Rio Gila, south Arizona. In 1775, according to Garcés, their rancherias extended about 40 miles along the Gila from about the month of the Hassayampa to the Aguas Calientes, although Garcés adds that "some of them are found farther down river." They call themselves Pipatsje, 'people,' Maricopa being their Pima name....
• COCOPA INDIAN TRIBE HISTORY accessgenealogy.com:
- COCOPA (ko'-ko-pa). A division of the Yuman family which in 1604-05 lived in nine rancherias on the Rio Colorado, five leagues above its mouth...According to Heintzelman, in 1856, the tribe was formerly strong in numbers and could muster 300 warriors; their total number was estimated by Fray Francisco Garcés in 1775-76 at 3,000, but there are now only 800 in north Lower California, in the valley of the Rio Colorado. The Cocopa were reputed to be less hostile than the Yuma or the Mohave, who frequently raided their villages; nevertheless they were sufficiently war-like to retaliate when necessary....
• COCHIMI INDIAN TRIBE HISTORY accessgenealogy.com:
- COCHIMI (ko-chi-mi') -- A term originally used to designate a Yuman dialect supposed to have been spoken from about lat. 26° to the north limit of Lower California.... The following are classed as Cochimi tribes or rancherias: Adac, Afegua, Aggavacaamanc, Amalgua, Amaniini, Ametzilhacaamanc, Anchu, Avolabac, Caamancijup,Caddehi,Cadecuijtnipa, Cadegomo, Cadeudebet, Cahelca, Cahelejyu, Cahelenthil, Cahehmet, Camancnaccooya, Camanocacaamano, Cunitcacahel, Eguiannacahel, Gabacamanini, Gamacaamanc, Gamacaamancxa, Hualimea, Idelabuu, Idelibinaga, Ika, Jetti, Laimon, Liggige, Menchu, Mokaskel, Paviye, Paya, Piacaamanc, Piagadme, San Athanasio, San Benito de Aruy, San Francisco Borja, San Ignacio, San José de Comondu, San Juan, San Miguel, San Sabas, Santa Aguida, Santa Lucia, Santa Maria, Santa Marta, Santa Monica, Santa Nynfa, San Pedro y San Pablo, Santisima Trinidad, Tahuagabacahel, Temedegua, Uacazil, Vaba, Vabacahel, Vajademin, Vazacahel, Vinatacot....
• CALIFORNIA INDIAN TRIBE HISTORY accessgenealogy.com:
- CAJUENCHE -- A Yuman tribe speaking the Cocopa dialect and residing in 177576 on the east bank of the Rio Colorado below the mouth of the Gila, next to the Quigyuma...and into central south California, about lat. 33° 08', where they met the Comeya. At the date named the Cajuenche are said to have numbered 3,000 and to have been enemies of the Cocopa (Garcés, Diary, 443, 1900). Of the disappearance of the tribe practically nothing is known, but if they are identical with the Cawina, or Quo-kima....
NEARBY CALIFORNIA INDIAN RESERVATIONS AND THEIR PEOPLE:
The Indians of San Diego County, Dolan H. Eargle, Jr.
"Four tribal groupings make up the indigenous Indians of San Diego County: the Kumeyaay-Diegueño, the Luiseño, the Cupeño, and the Cahuilla."
Includes detailed information and first-hand accounts of:
- BARONA Indian Reservation
- SYCUAN Indian Reservation
- CAPITAN GRANDE Indian Reservation
- VIEJAS Indian Reservation
- JAMUL Indian Village
- EWIIAAPAAYP Indian Reservation
- CAMPO Indian Reservation
- MANZANITA Indian Reservation
- INAJA-COSMIT Indian Reservations
- SAN PASCUAL Indian Reservation
- SANTA YSABEL Indian Reservation
- MESA GRANDE Indian Reservation
- AJACHEMEM NATION, JUANENO Indians
- LUISENO Indians
- PALA Indian Reservation
- LA JOLLA Indian Reservation
- RINCON Indian Reservation
- PAUMA-YUIMA Indian Reservation
- PECHANGA Indian Reservation
- SOBOBA Indian Reservation
- SAN LUIS REY BAND OF MISSION INDIANS
- PEOPLE OF THE MOJAVE DESERT and COACHELLA VALLEY and COLORADO RIVER
- CHEMEHUEVI (Southern Paiute) CHEMEHUEVI Indian Reservation
- 29 TWENTY-NINE PALMS Indian Reservation
- KITANEMUK TRIBE OF TEJON INDIANS
- SERRANO and VANYUME
- SAN MANUEL Indian Reservation
- CAHUILLA Indian Reservation
- RAMONA Indian Reservation
- SANTA ROSA Indian Reservation
- LOS COYOTES Indian Reservation
- TORRES-MARTINEZ Indian Reservation,
- AUGUSTINE Indian Reservation
- CABAZON Indian Reservation
- AGUS CALIENTE Indian Reservation
- MORONGO Indian Reservation
- CUPENO Indians.
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