Native American Village - San Juan Capistrano, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01
N 33° 30.117 W 117° 39.758
11S E 438451 N 3707131
Quick Description: On the grounds of the Mission San Juan Capistrano, a replica of a Native American village has been constructed.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2008 10:05:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM44T4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Lee-2
Views: 113

Long Description:
The Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, part of the Acjachemen Nation, are the natives who were contacted and subjugated by the Spanish Padres during the establishment of the Mission San Juan Capistrano around 1775. These Native Americans were a very important part of Mission life; indeed they were the reason for the Mission, the goal of which was to 'create' Spanish citizens out of 'Indians' so as to hold Alta California for Spain. Currently, the Mission is educating it's visitors on pre-contact native life. To that end, the Mission has constructed a shelter known as a 'kiichas' and documented the activities that took place there.

From the web site Earth-Treaty.com -

California has a rich Native American heritage more than in any other state, there are hundreds of tribes calling California home. The native inhabitants of San Juan Capistrano and all of Orange County belong to the Acjachemen Nation. For more than 10,000 years, the ACJACHEMEN (A-ha-sha-men) occupied the pristine coastline, vast valleys and majestic mountains which stretch from Long Beach to Oceanside, as far east as Lake Elsinore, and westward to Catalina and San Clement Islands. The ACJACHEMEN possessed an intricate social structure based on clans. Villages were governed by male and female clan leaders called Nu and Coronne who oversaw hunting and gathering expeditions, migrations to seasonal settlements, tribal councils and ceremonies. Villages contained populations of about 50 to 250 people each. Both women and men wore grass skirts and animal skins; with elaborate jewelry made of shells, seeds and beads. Within the village, ACJACHEMEN families lived in Kiichas, domed shaped huts made of willow and tule. The people ate wi-wish or acorn meal, fish and roasted deer or rabbit meat. Hunting was performed with bow and arrows, snares and throwing sticks. Stone bowls, grinding stones and tools were ingeniously made by the ACJACHEMEN, as well as intricately woven baskets. The ACJACHEMEN were a deeply spiritual people who celebrated their religion in sacred ceremonies of dance and song.



Where is original located?: Generally these villages were located throughout Orange County.

Where is this replica located?: Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, California

Who created the original?: The Acjachemen People

Internet Link about Original: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_San_Juan_Capistrano

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 10,000 to 8,000 BC

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