Trail Guide Questions

Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 12:47:50 -0700 From: Josie Miller To: Subject: chumash Were the Chumash friends with the Gabrielinos? Erik of the Dolphin Clan at Maple

Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 23:28:46 EDT From: To: Subject: Chumash and Gabrielino Dear John, I am developing some curriculum on the Native American Indians of the Channel Islands. I am interested in the sand paintings of the Gabrielinos and the shell money and jewelry of the Chumash. Could you answer these questions for me? 1. I have read that sand paintings were used in the rituals for young Gabrielino girls as they became women. Can you tell me what type of images were used? 2. Concerning the shell money and jewelry of the Chumash. Were there any shell patterns or special colors in the stringing of shell beads? Thank you for your time and expertise. Sincerely, Ms. Joan Ward Camp Internet teacher

Dear Paul, Our school is located in the San Gabriel mountain range. Our elevation is about 5,000 feet. We are comparing the Gabrielino and the Chumash. Today we examined our acorns in Mt. Baldy and compared them with the acorns from the Santa Barbara area, where the Chumash lived. There is a huge difference. Our acorns are very big and fat with much more nut to them. Did the Gabrielinos and Chumash trade acorns? Do they taste the same? Did they store the same? Thank you for your time. Margaret Glick, teacher Grade 4 - 5 Mt Baldy School Mt Baldy, CA 91759 (909) 985-0991

Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 15:34:15 +0000 From: Student To: Subject: Tomols Dear John, We are currently studying and comparing Gabrielino and Chumash Indians. We were wondering if anyone makes genuine tomols anymore. If so, who and where? -- Margaret Glick, teacher Grade 4 - 5 Mt Baldy School Mt Baldy, CA 91759 (909) 985-0991

Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 22:51:07 EDT From: To: Subject: North verdemont Resent-Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 19:51:46 -0700 (PDT) Resent-From: The message below was sent via the list. Send an e-mail with the subject "help" to for more information. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Greetings from the Clan of the Dolphin, Clan of the Island Fox, Clan of the Comorant, and Clan of the White Shells. My class of 20 elementary students will be breaking into clans to research their clan name and develop their own stories to add to the legends we've already read. It was a tie between the Rainbow Bridge and the Coyote tales in my class. My students are diverse in talent and background. The program is stimulating enough for the gifted and pulls the lower readers in with a high interest

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