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Tubatulabal History

 

The people who ate/gathered the Pine nuts, Name given to the Tubatulabal people by a neighboring tribe.

Our People

 Unratified Treaty

Our Unique Language

Tubat-pinenuts

 

The tubatulabal people have lived in this valley for

thousands of years, There are three original bands of

Tubatulabals, they are Pakanapul, Palagewan, and

Toloim or Bankalanchi.

We know we have been here for a long time because

our pictographs have been carbon dated and our

language is an isolate language. The Tubatulabals

have no migration stories.

The people used to be hunters and gatherers. At one

time food was very plentiful here. The Tubatulabal

people didn't have to travel for to hunt and collect food.

This valley offered six kinds of acorns. Acorns were

one of the main staple foods of the Tubatulabal people.

The other foods were pine nuts, deer, rabbits, fish and birds.

The Tubatulabals have no famine stories.

 

They lived in tule huts called moohost and summer

dwellings called komool.

The spent summers in the surrounding mountains and

winters on the valley floor.

 

The language the people speak is paka'anil.

We are surrounded by people who speak a similar

Language but ours is unique. Today we have four

speakers and many who are learning the language.

 

Today The Tubatulabal are a non-federally recognized

tribe who have been working toward their recognition

for many years. Many Tubatulabal people still live in

Kern Valley. We are active as a tribal governance and

have reawakened many of our traditional ceremonies.

Our language, songs and stories are now being heard

sang and told in the valley.

 

 

Our Baskets in the Smithsonian

Tubatulabal Baskets held on collection in the Smithsonian.

 

 

 

Other Tubatulabal objects held in other collections.

This objects ore held in deferent locations.

Texon & Castayke Treaty

TREATY MADE AND CONCLUDED AT CAMP PERSIFER F. SMITH, AT THE TEXAN PASS, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, JUNE 10, 1851, BETWEEN GEORCE W. BARBOUR, UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER, AND THE CHIEFS, CAPTAINS AND HEAD MEN OF THE "CASTAYKE," "TEXON," etc., TRIBES OF INDIANS.

 

ART.3. It is agreed between the parties that the following district of country be set apart and forever held for the sole use and occupancy of said tribes of Indians, to wit: beginning at the first forks of Kern river, above the Tar springs, near which the road travelled by the military escort, accompanying said commissioner to this camp crosses said river, thence down the middle of said river to the Carises lake, thence to Buena Vista lake, thence a straight line from the most westerly point of said Buena Vista lake to the nearest point of the Coast range of mountains, thence along the base of said range to the mouth or westerly terminus of the Texon pass or Canon, and from thence a straight line to the beginning; reserving to the government of the United States and to the State of California, the right of way over said territory, and the right to erect any military post or posts, houses for agents, officers and others in the service or employment of the government of said territory. In consideration of the foregoing, the said tribes of Indians, jointly and severally, forever quit claim to the government of the United States to any and all other lands to which they or either of them now have or may ever have had any claim or title whatsoever.

 

In testimony whereof, the parties have hereto signed their names, and affixed their seals, this the day and year first written.

G. W. BARBOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texon.

VINCENTE, his x mark, chief.

CHICO, his x mark, chief.

PABLO, his x mark.

JOSE ANTONIO, his x mark.

MARTIN, his x mark.

FRANCISCO, his x mark.

Castake.

RAFAEL, his x mark, chief.

FRANCISCO, his x mark.

MANUEL, his x mark.

San Imirio.

JOSE MARIA, his x mark, chief.

FRANCISCO, his x mark.

 

Uvas.

ANTONIO, his x mark.

Carises.

RAYMUNDO his x mark, chief.

JUAN, his x mark.

JUAN DE DIOS, his x mark.   Buena Vista

APOLONIO, his x mark, chief. .

Sena-hu-ow.

JOAQUIN, his x mark, chief.

EMITERI0, his x mark, chief.

NICOLAS, his x mark.

BENANCI0, his x mark.

 

Holo-cla-me.

URBANO, his x mark, chief.

OLORIC0, his x mark

Soho-nuts.

JOSE, his x mark, chief.

MARIANO, his x mark.

 

To-ci-a.

FELIPPE, his x mark, chief.

PEDRO, his x mark.

URBANO, his x mark.

 

Hol-mi-uh.

FRANCISCO, his x mark, chief.

TOMAS, his x mark.

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Tubatulabals of Kern Valley

P.o Box 226

Lake Isabella, Ca. 93240