San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California

San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California

Culture

San Pasqual is one of thirteen bands that make up the Kumeyaay Nation in Southern California.  There are four other Kumeyaay bands in Northern Mexico.  The bands originally spoke a similar Hokan language of the Yuman stock, but only a handful of Kumeyaay remain fluent speakers.

Unlike Kumeyaay bands that managed to remain together as a group through the torturous era of Spanish and European settlement, San Pasqual descendants were dispersed throughout the region. 

San Pasqual residents occasionally gather with other Kumeyaay tribes, singing bird songs, playing traditional Kumeyaay games, such as peon, and engaging in other cultural activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern California Native Plants

Check out this website to learn more about how native plants in Southern California have been traditionally used.

http://www.ethnoherbalist.com/southern-california-native-plants-medicinal/

 

Kumeyaay Nation Territory - Kumeyaay Ancestral Repatriation


 

Kumeyaay Language Lessons:

 

Kumeyaay language classes are available Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm through January through October. 

Lesson 1: Greetings (click here)

Lesson 2: Colors (click here)

Lesson 3: Numbers (click here)

For more information on Kumeyaay Culture please click the picture below!