Barona Cultural Center & Museum

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of cultural heritage for the Barona Band of Mission Indians.
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Barona Museum has been on Facebook since March 9, 2009.

This year, Mother's Day is a little different.  Kids aren't coming home with cards and gifts they made at school.  Mom i...
04/29/2020

This year, Mother's Day is a little different. Kids aren't coming home with cards and gifts they made at school. Mom is extra tired with the additional responsibility of home-schooling. Dads, it's up to you this year--get the moms in your lives a truly beautiful and unique gift for Mother's Day!

We have lovely Eucalyptus and Lavender-scented hand sanitizer, amazing notecards (and a variety of beautiful journals not pictured), and beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces she is sure to love! We have much more in stock--let us know what you are looking for and what your price range is, and we can send you photos!

Buy today with 10% off and have it in time for Mother's Day! Curbside pick-up available! Call (619) 443-7003 ext. 219.

Eucalyptus and Lavender Hand Sanitizer--$13 + 10% off
Boxed note card sets--$20 + 10% off
Basketry and beaded earrings--$30/pair + 10% off
Beige heishi with seed and shell necklace--$40 + 10% off
Blue bead and shell earrings--$48 + 10% off
Mata Ortiz pendant, etched design on black--$50 + 10% off
Mata Ortiz pendant, butterfly--$50 + 10% off
Gray heishi shell with black stone necklace--$60 + 10%off
White heishi with seed and spiral shell pendant necklace--$60 + 10% off
Multi-colored heishi with rust-colored beads necklace--$60 + 10% off
Mata Ortiz pendant, quail with yellow face--$80 + 10% off
Mata Ortiz pendant, quail with black face--$80 + 10% off
Turquoise-colored and shell tear drop-shaped beads with oyster shell pendant necklace--$96 + 10% off

'๐‘ผ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’‘๐’‰!  Let's Talk!Practice this useful vocabulary with Pat Curo!'๐‘ฌ-๐’†๐’/๐‘ฏ๐’‚--Yes๐‘ผ๐’–๐’Ž๐’‚๐’˜--No๐‘ด๐’‚๐’‚๐’‘--Who๐‘ด๐’‚๐’‚๐’‘๐’„๐’‰๐’–--Who is it'...
04/27/2020
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'๐‘ผ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’‘๐’‰! Let's Talk!
Practice this useful vocabulary with Pat Curo!

'๐‘ฌ-๐’†๐’/๐‘ฏ๐’‚--Yes
๐‘ผ๐’–๐’Ž๐’‚๐’˜--No
๐‘ด๐’‚๐’‚๐’‘--Who
๐‘ด๐’‚๐’‚๐’‘๐’„๐’‰๐’–--Who is it
'๐‘ฌ๐’๐’š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’‚๐’Ž--child/little one
๐‘บ๐’Š๐’๐’š--Woman/Girl
'๐‘ฌ๐’๐’š๐’‚๐’‚--I/Me
'๐‘ฐ๐’Š๐’‘๐’‚๐’š--Indian person
๐‘จ๐’‚--Mouth/Language
'๐‘ฐ๐’Š๐’‘๐’‚๐’š ๐‘จ๐’‚--Our Indian language
'๐‘ผ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’‘๐’‰--Let's talk
๐‘ป๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’š๐’”--It's late

Pat Curo reviews vocabulary in 'Iipay Aa

As we mark the 150th birthday of famous San Diego Architect, Irving Gill, Barona Cultural Center & Museum would like to ...
04/26/2020

As we mark the 150th birthday of famous San Diego Architect, Irving Gill, Barona Cultural Center & Museum would like to recognize his work on the Barona Reservation.

It is appropriate that Irving Gillโ€™s last commission, at Barona Reservation, aligns with his passion of building โ€œhouses for the everyman.โ€ In 1932, because of his commitment to such causes, the federal government commissioned Gill to design thirty houses at the recently-established Rancho Barona Indian Reservation for the Native Americans displaced from their original reservation by the governmentโ€™s need to build a dam and reservoir. The Barona People, themselves, also paid Gill to design the church and erect a cross in the cemetery. (Pictured below: Barona Church c. 1950โ€™s. ๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜‘๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ.)

The houses and Church on Barona Reservation are Gillโ€™s last known works. Gillโ€™s work is still prominent on the Barona Reservation today, and remains a part of he history of the establishment of Barona Reservation. Most of the houses are still lived in and the church is an operating Catholic parish.

Please visit baronamuseum.org to learn more about Irving Gillโ€™s work on the Barona Reservation through Barona Museumโ€™s exhibition: ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ, dedicated to showcasing Gillโ€™s work on the Barona Indian Reservationโ€”as told by the People.

In celebration of Earth Day, our "Want It? Wednesday" offer features a variety of goodies for folks of all ages!Enjoy 10...
04/22/2020

In celebration of Earth Day, our "Want It? Wednesday" offer features a variety of goodies for folks of all ages!

Enjoy 10% off and free shipping while supplies last! Call now to purchase over the phone (619) 443-7003 ext. 219.

Monarch Butterfly Finger Puppet, $6 plus 10% off

Prickly Pear Cactus Seeds, $3 plus 10% off

Hummingbird Garden Seeds, $3 plus 10% off

"Coloring Plants Used by Desert Indians" coloring book, $9.95 plus 10% off

"Coloring Lizards, Snakes & More, Southern California" coloring book, $9.95 plus 10% off

Plant Press Kit, $4.50 plus 10% off

Kidsโ€™ Watering can and tools, $16.99 plus 10% off

Wooden Stake Herb Plant Markers: Cilantro, Dill, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, & Thymeโ€”each sold separately, $6 plus 10% off

"Earth Pigments and Paint of the California Indians: Meaning and Technology" by Paul Douglas Campbell, $19.95 plus 10% off
This subject is brought together and treated in-depth for the first time drawing on the best scholarship of others and extensive personal research. The author uncovers the technology and the significance of paint in early Native California. Hundreds of rare photographs parallel the text. โ€œPaintings on cave walls persist from a time when all people were poets, when every plant, animal, and mountain in the world had a soul. Our nostalgia for that lost age is fundamental to this age where our complete separation from Nature brings spiritual void and ecological disasterโ€ฆ. We want to know those who went before us and lived in harmony with the earth.โ€

"Anza-Borrego: A Photographic Journey," 2nd edition by Ernie Cowan, $22.95 plus 10% off
Take an incredible journey to a world-class park! Southern Californiaโ€™s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a hidden gem! Here, in stunning full-color photographs, is the entire range of the Parkโ€™s varied ecosystems. Journey from the high country down to shady palm oases, across vast pristine valleys and narrow canyons; ascend to dense alpine forests, lush marshes and meadows, and explore the starkly striking dunes and badlands. The compelling vistas and unique desert landforms are interspersed with portraits of animals, birds, insects, and plantsโ€”especially the Parkโ€™s justly famous, brilliantly-colored wildflowers.

"Before the Wilderness: Environmental Management by Native Californians" by Thomas C. Blackburn and Kat Anderson, $32.50 plus 10% off
The explorers, the gold-seekers, and the settlers who arrived in California in the mid-19th Century saw California as a wilderness unmodified by the Indians who lived in it. This book tells a different story. That landscape the newcomers saw was not a wilderness, not untouched nature. It was a landscape carefully managed by knowledgeable people to provide them with food, clothing, shelter, fuel, and tools. It was a landscape where the wilderness came laterโ€”after Euro-Americans had stopped the controlled burning the Indians had practiced, drained the wet meadows that had preserved the water supplies, and fenced off the areas where Native California womenโ€™s coppicing had encouraged the growth of choice basketry materials. This is a book for those interested in the beginnings of agriculture, for here, in the salubrious climate of California, peoples who lived mainly by hunting and gathering had taken, by the eighteenth century, many of the steps that make up the technology of agriculture. This is also a book for those interested in learning better ways to manage our environment now. Our Forest Service and parks have already acknowledged the value of controlled burning. We may some day catch up with Australia, where the aborigines participate in the management of the national parks because of their special knowledge.

04/20/2020

Letโ€™s take flight with this weekโ€™s โ€œWord of the Week!โ€

Click the video to listen to Pat Curo help us with the pronunciation of the different species of birds that share our territory. Further practice your โ€˜Iipay Aa skills with your children by spotting all the birds on the printable โ€˜Aashaa Hemay (Bird Search) page found in the comments. Upload photos of your completed sheets in the comments for us to see!

How are you surviving? Well, we hope!  If youโ€™d like to learn more about how our ancestors not only survived, but thrive...
04/15/2020

How are you surviving? Well, we hope!
If youโ€™d like to learn more about how our ancestors not only survived, but thrived, before European contact, you might be interested in picking up a few of these resources from our store today. We also have moisturizing hand sanitizer and yucca soap! Enjoy 10% off and free shipping while supplies last! Call now to purchase over the phone (619) 443-7003 ext. 219.

Yucca Root Shampoo and Body Bar
3.5 oz, $6.50 plus 10% off!
This organic, handmade bar was made in the tradition of our ancestors: they made soap and shampoo by grinding yucca root and sap from the plantโ€™s trunk.

Eucalyptus and Lavender Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer
4 oz, $13.00 plus 10% off!
In the tradition of our ancestorsโ€™ this 100% natural moisturizing hand sanitizer from Chanvre Naturals uses plants from our environment, Eucalyptus and Lavender, with 80% alcohol for clean hands!

๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜š๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข
By: Paul D. Campbell; (1999); $40.00 plus 10% off!
In the most comprehensive work of its kind, author Paul Campbell reveals the knowledge he spent twenty years acquiring and reproducing from Californiaโ€™s Natives. Included are sections on basic skills, the tools for gathering and preparing food, implements household and personal necessity, as well as the arts of hunting and fishing. ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜š๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ด is astounding in the breadth of skills taught and contains more than 400 pages with 2,000 skills and nearly 1,000 instructional illustrations. With a variety of Native Californians, young and old, as his sources of information, the author delves into the practices they used to successfully live on a land that is often seemingly poor in lifeโ€™s essentials. This book offers the opportunity to see beyond the apparent, to overcome modern-bred helplessness in the wild, and to capably employ the varied resources of Earthโ€™s bounty that make survival possible.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜’๐˜ช๐˜ต: ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ˆ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข
By: Paul D. Campbell; (2013); $19.95 plus 10% off!
Breaking rocks and transforming them into tools is the most important survival kit ever invented, altering the very shape of the human species and for millions of yearsโ€”truly a universal tool kit. This book explores the origin, description and function of baseline stone tools and its practical applications and templates of manufacture. It also looks at Stone Age spear throwers and how they were used.

๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜Š๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ, ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Œ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด
By: Florence Connolly Shipek; (June 1, 1991); $12.50 plus
10% off!
With simple elegance, the story of a Kumeyaay woman from the San Diego region engulfs the reader, until we feel as though we are sitting at the feet of a great aunt or grandmother as she tries to pass onto us something of worth from her life. In this powerful and moving book, Florence Shipek makes available the memories and thoughts of a woman who remembered old ways.

๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜Ž๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ: ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜ˆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข
By: Michelle Howard, Michelle Renaud; (March 15, 2019); $9.95 plus 10% off!
When was the last time you identified and harvested a wild plant to make a Wild Salad? This is your opportunity! This friendly resource will allow you to explore the outdoors in a new way as you make your own Wild Salad. It will help you identify edible plants such as Common Mallow, Sweet Fennel, and Minerโ€™s Lettuce, and also help you avoid dangerous look-alikes such as poisonous Castor Bean and Common Poison Hemlock. Each plant has its own card which you can easily remove from the secure metal ring while youโ€™re out foraging.

In this weekโ€™s โ€œWord of the week,โ€ letโ€™s look at changing verbs to match the subject.  You might be surprised to know th...
04/13/2020

In this weekโ€™s โ€œWord of the week,โ€ letโ€™s look at changing verbs to match the subject. You might be surprised to know that even though our Native language was never a written language, โ€˜๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ข is spoken following many grammatical and syntax rules! Just another example of how complex and systematic our way of life was!

๐˜ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜บโ€”He/she/it hunts.

To say, โ€œI hunt,โ€ you drop the w- and add a glottal stop (a sound you make in your throat represented by an apostrophe)โ€”โ€˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜บ.
To say, โ€œYou hunt,โ€ you drop the w- and add mโ€”๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜บ.
To say the command to a singular person, โ€œHunt!,โ€ you drop the w- and add kโ€”๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜บ.

To make the verb plural, you use the same rules above but double the accented vowel, drawing it out a bit, in the singular verb and add โ€“ch (a subject marker) to the end of the word.

๐˜ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ฉโ€”They hunt.
๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ฉโ€”You all hunt.
๐˜’๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ฉโ€”You all hunt!

Now, keep in mind, these are the rules for โ€œregular verbs.โ€ If you know the he/she/it form of the verb, you can use these rules to change the verb to match the subject. There are other rules for irregular verbs!

This chart might be helpful to you:

04/06/2020
Word of the Week

Word of the week: FRYBREAD!
Is your mouth watering?

Frybread is known as ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ญรญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช (mission/rancho style of frybread) to some or ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ถ๐˜ถ-๐˜ถ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ต (literally translated as tortillas thrown in fat) in our Native language, โ€˜๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ข.

Frybread is enjoyed by many Native people and non-Native people across the nation, but no two taste the same. Each family has their own secret recipe. Frybread is about family.

Gather your family and listen to Barona Tribal Councilwoman Bonnie LaChappa read, ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ: ๐˜ˆ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ by Kevin Noble Maillard. A few copies of the book are also available in our Museum Storeโ€”call to purchase over the phone and enjoy free shipping!

Despite all the craziness in our world right now, we sure do appreciate all the rain weโ€™ve had and the beautiful sunshin...
04/01/2020

Despite all the craziness in our world right now, we sure do appreciate all the rain weโ€™ve had and the beautiful sunshine. Itโ€™s this time of year that we see Native Plants flourishing. Native Plants have long been useful and can be to you and your family. If you are interested in learning about ethnobotany and medicinal plants, we have two books you might enjoy. We also have wonderful Plant Press Kits for kids (and adults) of all ages! Get out there, look at the Native Plants in your yard, soak up some Vitamin D, and appreciate these plants that the Creator gave us!

Special pricing on these items, today only! Receive 10% off and free shipping while supplies last! Call now to purchase over the phone (619) 443-7003 ext. 219.

Plant Press Kit - $4.50 plus 10% off!
Beautiful spring flowers are appearing! Itโ€™s the perfect time to get the kids outside, build in some science lessons, learn about Native plants, and make lasting memories with our Plant Press Kits! This all-inclusive Plant Press Kit has everything you need!

๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜œ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข
By: Donna Largo, Daniel F. McCarthy & Marcia Roper (2009)
$14.95 plus 10% off!
Plants have always played an important role in human history. Plants not only provide food but they also provide clothing, shelter, and medicine. Many plants contain hundreds of chemicals, and most have many active ingredients. Native American knowledge of plant uses is extensive. Current knowledge extends to more than one thousand plants that were used by all Native Americans, and that is just a fraction of what was once known and used before European contact. Out of necessity, the practice of traditional plant medicine has survived. Through interviews with tribal elders, as well as information passed down to younger generations, this book highlights thirty-one plants commonly used by southern California Natives!

๐˜’๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜Œ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ: ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ด
By: Michael Wilken-Robertson (2018)
$29.95 plus 10% off!
For thousands of years, Kumeyaay/Diegueรฑo People of the northern Baja California and southern California made their homes in the diverse landscapes of the region, interacting with native plants and continuously refining their botanical knowledge. Today, many still carry on the traditional knowledge and skills for transforming native plants into food, medicine, arts, tools, regalia, construction materials, and ceremonial items. Kumeyaay Ethnobotany explores the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias through in-depth descriptions of 47 native plants and their uses, lively narratives, and hundreds of vivid photographs. It connects the archaeological and historical record with living cultures and native plant specialists who share their ever-relevant wisdom for future generations.

03/30/2020
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Black Willow
๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ช
๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜น ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ช

Native Uses: chew bark or leaves or make a tea for pain (like aspirin, contains salicin); branches for granary baskets; bark for willow skirts; wood for cradlebeds, bows, arrows and homes

Willow is an important plant to Kumeyaay/Diegueรฑo People. It was used for housing, clothing, storage, and medicine! Branches of willow were used for the domed, '๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ข frame and leafy branches were used to cover the frame. Willow bark, from a dead tree, would be stripped and pounded into skirts for women to wear. Willow branches were also woven into granary baskets to hold and protect acorns from bugs. Finally, willow contains salicin โ€“ a natural aspirin and anti-inflammatory โ€“ that was used to treat headaches and pain (long before it was commercially produced by western chemists in the 1850s.)

๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ. ๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€”๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆโ€”๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต, ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ, ๐˜ฐ...
03/25/2020

๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ. ๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€”๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆโ€”๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต, ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ.โ€”๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜™. ๐˜Œ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ-๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ฌ

There was nothing more important to our ancestors than family! Family helps teach us the meaning of love, tradition, and the ways of life. In these difficult times, it is important to appreciate our loved ones and show them how much we care about them! Follow us into two stories told by tribal members who let us peek into their everyday lifeโ€”stories of family, love, and tradition! Special pricing today on each item, 10% off and free shipping while supplies last! Call now to purchase over the phone (619) 443-7003 ext. 219.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ข ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด, Walter R. Echo-Hawk (2018) $25.95 plus 10% off!
"Inspired by real people and events, The Sea of Grass, is the story of the Pawnee Nation, which was shaped by the land, animals, and plants of the Central Plains. The long sweep of indigenous history in the grasslands of North America comes alive through the folklore of a single family. Major events are told from a Pawnee perspective, and capture the oral tradition of ten generations of Echo-Hawkโ€™s family. This historical novel tells the stories of the spiritual side of Native life, and gives voice to the rich culture and cosmology of the Pawnee Nation."

๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ดโ€™ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, Roberta Labastida (2004) $9.95 plus 10% off!
"Spend the day with Dove, a young Indian girl who lived in San Diego County long ago. Dove describes the traditional way she and her family livedโ€”their houses, food, games, and ritualsโ€”in an honest and cheerful voice that both children and adults will find fun to read."

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As San Diego Countyโ€™s first museum on a Native American reservation dedicated to the perpetuation and presentation of the local Kumeyaay-Diegueรฑo culture, the Barona Museum offers a unique educational journey for visitors of all ages.

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Had a lovely and interesting time doing the native food tasting, visiting the museum and seeing the student planted native garden. Well done, Willie, and thank you to Barona who I previously have only associated with a casino that I would not visit. This type of cultural education for the community is very important and special and has the ability to touch many. I look forward to attending more events here!
Dear friends, We need everybody's help right now here in the back country where politicians and corporate interests are threatening to destroy a huge chunk of pristine and sacred Kumeyaay land that counts over 13,000 species. This may be the biggest battle we have to lead in Lakeside and East County to preserve our quality of life. A sand mining company wants to dig up to the aquifer on over 400 acres of land in the El Monte Valley, sacred Kumeyaay land and home to hundreds of residents. The underground water basin is the third largest in the whole county, in a state plagued by drought. Why sacrifice our water for corporate interests again? Also, the sand is known to contain a fatal fungus known as the Valley Fever that already made countless victims. No one could stop the sand from not spreading during excavations and from affecting everybody in the county during the Santa Ana conditions. Your lives and your children's lives are at stake here. Add to it the destruction of a pristine environment, maybe the last equestrian trail system in the county, home to countless endangered and protected species. Add to it over 250 trucks on 2-lane road, the only exit out of the valley for hundreds of residents and animals in case of fire. There's going to be a public meeting on September 25 at 5:30pm at the Lakeside Community Center and the deadline to speak up about the recent published subsequent Environmental Impact Report is fast approaching in October. Like and share this page with everybody you know, ask everybody to like and share, so you'd stay up to date with the latest info on this project. Watch for upcoming info on how to submit your opinions with the county, which I will post asap. Say NO to sand mining in the El Monte Valley! Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/SaveElMonteValleyAdminAnaNita/
Part of the Kumeyaay history is the making of acorn coffee and shawii. I very interested in trying these. Are they available at Barona?
Thursday, November 30th, 2017 โ— 5pm to 7pm Native American Heritage Month Celebrate with Native People in Philanthropy! http://nativephilanthropy.org/ (612) 724-8798 โ— [email protected] The California Endowment Community Partners 1000 Alameda St, 2nd floor, Suite C Los Angeles, CA 90012 http://www.calendow.org/ Native Americans in Philanthropy invites you to join us for a special networking reception to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. There will be refreshments and performances by L.A. Native artists. This is a great networking opportunity for nonprofits, foundations, and other organizations serving Native youth, as well as to learn more about the visionary work to support Native youth through Generation Indigenous 2.0. You will also have the opportunity to meet Native Americans in Philanthropyโ€™s new Program Director, Gina Jackson. The event will be held in Native Americans in Philanthropyโ€™s new Los Angeles office location at The California Endowment building in the Community Partners space on the 2nd floor, Suite C. The California Endowment Community Partners 1000 Alameda St, 2nd floor, Suite C Los Angeles, CA 90012 http://www.calendow.org/ Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVID9H8s7FzBW5fyHLqJLtC-cHh96lWza9V07uqdP_yMWIAw/viewform