Diegueno


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a member of a North American Indian people of southern California

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the Yuman language spoken by the Diegueno

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27) Diegueno, Luiseno, and Cahuilla girls also experienced rituals and sponsorship by adult women in their communities.
Through the beginning of the twentieth century, several Cupeno and Diegueno (Kumeyaay/Ipai) bands lived in the area of San Diego County commonly referred to as Warner's Ranch, now known as Warner Springs.
On an adjacent tract owned by Henry Gage, who would become California's twentieth governor, were an additional 79 people from the two Diegueno villages at San Felipe and Puerta Chiquita.
Jones, faced with the Cupeno and Diegueno bands' imminent exclusion, recommended to the secretary of the interior that the government appoint an agent to select a tract of land suitable for the dispossessed.
A similar meeting was held with Honorato Chapula, captain of the San Felipe Diegueno, who claimed to have heard nothing of his people's impending eviction.
Many Dieguenos from the San Felipe and Puerta Chiquita villages found homes among other Diegueno groups at Santa Ysabel and Mesa Grande.
Somewhat reminiscent of San Felipe Captain Honorato Chapula's statement to the Warner's Ranch Indian Commission prior to the removal, Kelsey pointed to a significant error committed by the government when the Diegueno and Cupeno Indians were brought to Pala: "The Indians of Agua Caliente Village speak a dialect of the Shoshonean stock.
Possibly aided by two University of California publications on the state's Indian cultures--published only a year prior to his written report--Kelsey was correct in his assessment of the Indians' stock and the fact that the Cupeno and Diegueno bands--despite living in relative proximity to each other in San Jose del Valle for generations and sharing similar histories and numerous customs--were traditional enemies.
They included the Diegueno (Kumeyaay/Ipai/ Tipai), Luiseno, Juaneno (Acjachemen), Gabrielino (Tongva), Chumash, Salinan, and Costanoan (Ohlone).
Yet at Pala, in the San Luis Rey River valley to which they were exiled, the Cupenos and Dieguenos, like so many other Native groups that experienced a diaspora, demonstrated a remarkable capacity to accommodate and adapt.
20) Diegueno [Me-xap]-pu nya'wach ny-uuwiw 2-enter-DEM we.
The Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians reservation encompasses 15,343 acres on three tracts of land in northern San Diego County.
Lawson is currently serving his fourth consecutive term as chairman of the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians.