Timothy - Camp: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 8:41AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Good Morning Expedition Teams! Visiting with us today is respected Chumash storyteller and singer, Julie Tumamait. She is joining us for a live chat and storytelling. Julie continues the work of her well-known grandfather, Vincent Tumamait, who was the spiritual leader of the Chumash leader for many decades. We are honored to have her share her stories and insights with us.

Jane Middleton: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 8:47AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Tim, jane here at Oak View-Arnaz school.

: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 8:49AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Good Morning Jane - Is the Camp video team there yet?

Victoria Chumash: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:06AM PST (-0800 GMT)
The Victoria Chumash are here.

Jane Middleton: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:06AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Tim, Julie just called joan Archer and canceled********she can not find childcare please call her and tell her to bring the child with her. We have a daycare on site at the school. 646-6214

Ana Rosa Twyla Oro Grande 6th: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hello Julie, what is your favorite story that you tell?

Trinica,Sarah from Oro Grande School: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie,Have you ever seen or found Rock Art?

Trinica,Sarah from Oro Grande School: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie,Have you ever seen or found Rock Art?

Trinica,Sarah from Oro Grande School: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie,Have you ever seen or found Rock Art?

Ana Rosa Twyla Oro Grande 6th: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hello Julie, what is your favorite story that you tell?

Trinica,Sarah from Oro Grande School: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie,Have you ever seen or found Rock Art?

Trinica,Sarah from Oro Grande School: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie,Have you ever seen or found Rock Art?

Ana Rosa Twyla Oro Grande 6th: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:07AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hello Julie, what is your favorite story that you tell?

REGINA , DIANA ORO GRANDE: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:08AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Mrs.Julie Are you only Chumash? Are you other kinds of indian?

Alfredo,Kimberly,Sonny Oro Grande Elementry: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:08AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Have you ever weeved a basket?

Daria,Janet from Oro Grande School.: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:09AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What kind of Chumash did you speak?

Ana Rosa Twyla Oro Grande 6th: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:10AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie, can you talk and understand the Chumash language?

alisha/Lizeth Oro Grande: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:10AM PST (-0800 GMT)
can you speek chmash lagwige?

Trinica,Sarah from Oro Grande School: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:12AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Juliue,What kind of house did you live in?

Priscilla from Oro Grande School.: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:13AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie, do you know what kind of tribes the Chumash trade with.

Ana Rosa Twyla Oro Grande 6th: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:14AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie, have you ever been to Yosemite Valley?

Victoria Chumash: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:15AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How old were you when you started telling stories?

Victoria Chumash: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:15AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Where do you tell stories at?

REGINA , DIANA ORO GRANDE: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:15AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Mrs.Julie What story do you tell the most?

Ana Rosa Twyla Oro Grande 6th: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:15AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie, have you ever made a clay pot?

Victoria Chumash: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:15AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Do you use Chumash tradition?

Victoria Chumash: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:16AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What kind of stories do you tell about the Chumash.

Priscilla from Oro Grande School.: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:16AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Have you ever made rock art?

: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:16AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Why did you start telling stories?

Ana Rosa Twyla Oro Grande 6th: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:16AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie, can you E-mail us a story at bestclass4eva@hotmail.com

Trinica,Sarah from Oro Grande School: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:17AM PST (-0800 GMT)
julie,did you work in a mission?

VICTORIA CHUMASH: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:17AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Are your parents Chumash?

Victoria Chumash: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:17AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Do you tell stories about any other tribes?

Alfredo,Kimberly,Sonny Oro Grande Elementry: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:18AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Mrs.Julie,Have you ever ate a acorn?

Ana Rosa Twyla Oro Grande 6th: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:18AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie, how did you learn the stories of your descendent's? Were they passed from generation to generation?

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:18AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Good Morning students - our guest Trail Guide has been having child care problems and is delayed in arriving - please go ahead and post questions - we will get her answers to you ASAP.

Victoria Chumash: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How long have you been studying about the Chumash?

Alfredo,Kimberly,Sonny Oro Grande Elementry: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Can you read rock art?

Ana Rosa Twyla Oro Grande 6th: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie, what is the story that you tell best and the story you tell the most?

Victoria Chumash: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What is the weather like there??

Priscilla from Oro Grande School.: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie, what was the Chumash village like?

Ana Rosa Twyla Oro Grande 6th: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie, are the stories from the Chumash or from another tribe?

REGINA , DIANA ORO GRANDE: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie About how many kids do you see every day?

Daria,Janet ,Omar from Oro Grande School.: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Mrs. Julie, have you found alot of rock arts?

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:22AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Joan and Jane - I left a message with someone at Julie's home inviting her to try to attend 10-12 at the school, and that childcare is provided. She is due back in shortly and will give us a call. thanks.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:29AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Campers - Julie called -she is on her way and will appreciate the day care solution on site. Expect her before 10 and then we will do a 10am-noon session. Glad it seems to be working out !

The Victoria Shooting Stars: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:31AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hello Camp Internet, the Victoria Shooting Stars are here.

Victoria Shooting Stars: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:31AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Julie. What's the general genre of the stories you tell?

: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how old are you?

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:34AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Here is a version of a Chumash story for our Campers to read and then ask Julie questions about when she arrives .......................... Once upon a time Xelex went fishing in the ocean with two mariners. The three of them went out in a canoe. They were casting out a line when Xelex saw a big seabass. Xelex got his harpoon ready quickly and threw it, but as he did so he slipped and fell into the water. Just then a swordfish happened by and seized Xelex and carried him away. His two companions in the boat were looking all around hoping to see him come to the surface again, so that they could pull him aboard, but thought they waited and waited there was no sign of him. Finally they took some bearings from the mountain peaks so that they could find the spot again, and they returned home sadly to "syuxtun" ( a village where Santa Barbara now stands )................................... The Chief " wot ", Eagle, questioned the comrades about what had happened, where his nephew Xelex was lost, and where he might be. They explained to the chief that Xelex had thrown his harpoon at a sea bass and had inadvertently gone overboard with it, and that they had remained there quite awhile hoping he would reappear................. Now Coyote happened to be standing nearby listening to all this, and he spoke up and said, " Abandon any hope that he will reappear. They have seized him and taken him away." Then the "wot" said, " Why is there no hope that my nephew will reappear?" And Coyote answered, saying, "Because there they donít fool around. " "Who are these people that you are speaking about?" asked the "wot". Then Coyote said, "There are people who live in a village under the sea, just as there are people up here." And the Chief asked " What shall we do now? We must send someone to rescue my nephew Xelex and bring him back again." ..................... Coyote protested that he was not the man for the job, but the Chief ordered him to go. The two mariners showed Coyote where Xelex had gone overboard, and he told them hat if he hadnít returned in five days that they should give up hope for it would mean he was dead. Then he said goodbye to the two boys and plunged into the water with the equipment he had gathered to take along on his journey beneath the sea. ............................. Coyote arrived at the bottom of the sea and began walking slowly along looking about him. He said to himself "Now where will I find the house of the swordfish?" Actually of course he knew where it was. After walking quite awhile he finally came to the house, but it was closed uptight. He walked around it but could not find the door, only eight windows. Using special leaves he had brought with him, Coyote found the door and it opened to allow him to enter. After four days of challenges, races, and dangerous tricks at the hands of the deceitful swordfish, Coyote wins the right to bring Xelex back up to the surface. Xelex and Coyote return to their village, but Xelex can not remember what happened to him as the swordfish had put him under a death-like spell of deep sleep, but Coyote recounts the great difficulties he endured down in the village below the sea inorder to win Xelex back from the swordfish, and the Ďwotí rewards Coyote with a house of his own, and Xelex soon marries a woman of the village "syuxtun" and they all lived happily for a long time. " ................

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:37AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Here is one of the most beautiful Native American myths ever told ....... enjoy it .... and ask Julie about how this story has influenced her people's culture .................... The first Chumash people were created on Santa Cruz Island. They were made from seeds of a Magic Plant by the Earth goddess "Hutash". Her husband, the Sky Snake, was the Milky Way, and he sent down a bolt of lighting to the First People, giving them fire for warmth and cooking. Soon they began to live more comfortably. More and more people were born each year, and their villages got bigger and bigger. Santa Cruz Island was getting crowded, it is was becoming difficult to find enough food to feed all of these people. And the noise they made was starting to annoy "Hutash". It kept her awake at night. So, finally she decided some of the First People should move off the island and on to the mainland, where there were no people living. But the First People did not yet have canoes, and did not have a way to cross the Channel............................................ "Hutash" then created a brilliant rainbow that arched as a bridge between Santa Cruz Island and the mainland, from island mountain top to mainland mountain top. She explained to the people that many of them must cross over the Rainbow Bridge to fill the new world on the otherside with people. Many people began to cross the bridge, but some were frightened and when they looked down the swirling fog and waters below made them dizzy and they fell down, down, into the sea. "Hutash" felt badly about this because it was she who had told them to cross the bridge and she did not want them to drown. To save them, "Hutash" turned the fallen people into First Dolphins and the Chumash have ever since considered dolphins their relatives. "

Valley View: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:39AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Valley View is here and waiting with all of you. We hope Julie is able to make it.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:41AM PST (-0800 GMT)
While we await Julie's arrival, here is a gallery that has fellow-student illustrations of the Rainbow Bridge and other projects from the Camp web site .... we encourage every student to select a Native American story from our library this month and create an illustration about the story. We will feature your work online to share with one another ...... click on this button to open the gallery.

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:53AM PST (-0800 GMT)
When do you think Julie will get here?

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:55AM PST (-0800 GMT)
is anybody there besides tenaya, zack, david, jeffery, & lizz

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:56AM PST (-0800 GMT)
I do not know

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:56AM PST (-0800 GMT)
i don't think Juilie is here yet zack

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:57AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Julie, how are you? What kind of songs do you sing that are chumash?

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:57AM PST (-0800 GMT)
zack

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:58AM PST (-0800 GMT)
that is my name dont wear it out

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 9:59AM PST (-0800 GMT)
juie isn't here yet who ever wrote "hi" to Juilie

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:00AM PST (-0800 GMT)
We are aiming for having Julie online as close to 10am as possible ... thanks for waiting ....

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:00AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie how many chumash songs do you know?

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:01AM PST (-0800 GMT)
It is ten O' clock no

: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:01AM PST (-0800 GMT)

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:01AM PST (-0800 GMT)
now

: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:02AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Can you get Julie here please!!!!!!!

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:06AM PST (-0800 GMT)
When do you think Julie will get here

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:08AM PST (-0800 GMT)
It is almost 10:10 when will she get here??

Ron Wright - Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:08AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie is here in Oak View, we are setting up.

: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:08AM PST (-0800 GMT)
who is in the clatroom - from tenaya

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:09AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What Chumash songs did you sing??

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:09AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Julie How are you.

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:09AM PST (-0800 GMT)
?

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:11AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Are you done setting up??

Julie Tumamait-Stensile: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:11AM PST (-0800 GMT)
I'm here, haku!

: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:11AM PST (-0800 GMT)
HI Juilie, my name is Tenaya Goldsmith what songs do sing in your tribe

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:12AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What does Haku mean?

: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:13AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what kind of insturments do you use

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:13AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Julie, I hear that you sing Chumash songs. Can you tell us some words that you sing.

: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:14AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what do you do in your spare time Juilie

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:15AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Wait For Julie to answer.

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:16AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Are we asking too many questions??

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:17AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Is julie there??

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:18AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Ana Rosa twyla, my favorite story in coyote and centipede, centipede being a boy in the village who has a very large ego and coyote who plays uncle has to teach him a lesson. They end up in the upper world where both learn about death and rebirth. Coyote uses his magic and centipede learns to be humble.

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:18AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Cool!

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:18AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Thank You

: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:18AM PST (-0800 GMT)
do you like our name wolfpack

back2backcountry: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Julie,Can you give me an example of a story?

back2backcountry: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Julie,Can you give me an example of a story?

IMS- Payal: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Has your grandfather ever told you myths or legends about how something came to be?

Victoria Chumash: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Do you sometimes make up your own stories?

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
I know aleast 8 songs and I am learning more and I use a clapper stick made of elderberry wood. I also use turtle shell rattles and clam shell rattles.

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What does Haku mean??

: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
I don't make up stories all the time

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Can you give us some Chumash songs.

Back2Backcountry: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Julie, the Victoria Back2Backcountry is on.

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Victoria Chumash- I dont make my stories up yet, that is something I would like to do create childrens stories, but I would like them to know the original Chumash stories first.

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:22AM PST (-0800 GMT)
wolfpack-- Haku means hello

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:22AM PST (-0800 GMT)
uh julie, what does Haku mean?????

IMS- Payal: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:22AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Have you ever missed your tribe?

IMS-Elysia: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:22AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Do you ever miss your tribe.

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:23AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Haku to you too!!

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:23AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Thank you for Haku.

I.M.S.-Charlotte: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:24AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie, have you ever lived on a reservation with other tribe members?

back2backcountry: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:24AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Hi Julie, I was wondering where you get your stories?

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:24AM PST (-0800 GMT)
IMS -Payal -- I did not know my grandfather, he died when my father was very young. Both my father and i have had to read about our culture. So I have memorized the stories.

Wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:25AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What other tribes did you play shinny with?? Did you play shinny??

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:25AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Can you please tell us some of the names of the songs.

Victoria Back 2 Back country: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:25AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What kind of food do you eat at your tribe?

IMS- Payal: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:25AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How does it feel like to have respect from the people of the tribe, because you are the grandaughter of the famous Chumash leader?

IMS- Payal: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:26AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Have you seen anyone fromm your tribe recantly?

IMS-Elysia: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:26AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Have you seen any of the people of your tribe latley?

wolfpack Tenaya: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:28AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Is there any other people besides you in the chatroom Juilie

I.M.S.-Charlotte: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:29AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How did you find out about the stories you tell & did you make them up?

IMS-Elysia: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:29AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How do you feel to live in a enviorment where respect you?

I.M.S.- Espy: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:29AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What has been your most popular song?

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:30AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Trinica, Sarah, Oro Grande School--- The Chumash people lived in a domed shape hut, made from willow and tule grasses they are called a "AP". One reason they made the house out of grasses is bcause we did not have an buffalo here and it would take to many deer hides to sew together.

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:30AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Can You Please tell us some titles of songs?

IMS- Payal: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:30AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Do you still follow most of your Chumash ways, or do you follow modern tradition now?

back2backcountry: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:31AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Where do you get your stories from?

wolfpack Tenaya: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:31AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what did you make you cerimonie building out of

I.M.S.- Espy: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:32AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Have you ever gone to any schools to talk to kids?

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:32AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Can you tell us some titles of songs Please!!

Kelly: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Do you follow any Chumash traditions in your everyday life?

Amy: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:34AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What did the Chumash wear for clothing?

IMS-Elysia: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:35AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What is our favorite song of all the songs you sing and why?

Zack & david: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:35AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What was your money made of??

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:36AM PST (-0800 GMT)
how old are you

Zack & David: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:36AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Are you still there?

IMS- Payal: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:36AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Did your dad tell you the legend about the Lone Woman of San Nicholas? I have listened to the teacher read it out loud in the classroom.

I.M.S.-Charlotte: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:37AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How long have you been writing and singing Chumash stories?

wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:37AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Can you tell us some titles of your songs please!

IMS-Elysia: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:38AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Do you ever look back and think of how you lived ? Do you ever regret it?

Zack & David: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:39AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Who asked how old she was?

wolfpack Tenaya: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:39AM PST (-0800 GMT)
what did you buy with your money

IMS-Elysia: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:39AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Do you ever forget some Chumash stories?

Jeff & Brett: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:39AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Not Us!!

hgyfa: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:40AM PST (-0800 GMT)
How many square miles are the Channel Islands combine? Eagles Curtis and David and Morgan ask this question

Zack & David: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Who is hgyfa???

Curtis and David: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Answer please

I.M.S.- Espy: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Has your family been passing down the stories you tell from generation to generation?

hgyfa: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
We are the rulers!

Victoria Elementary: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:44AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Thank you very much! Victoria is signing off.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:44AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie - perhaps we have our information wrong - we thought your Grandfather was Vincent Tumamait - perhaps that was your father's name ? that would explain what the kids have been asking .....

Morgan, Curtis and David\: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:44AM PST (-0800 GMT)
We are asking what is the amount of square miles of the channel miles

Zack & David: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:45AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Square miles of channel miles??

Jeff & Brett: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:46AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Is Julie still Here?

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:46AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Morgan, Curtis, David and Zack - to find the answer to your question you need to go to each page on ech island in our Island classrooms section. then ad up the numbers !

wolfpack Tenaya: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:47AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Juilie are you still there

lk arr Zack & David: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:48AM PST (-0800 GMT)
I was just asking what the other class said.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:48AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie - are Chumash families today able to trace their families back to any Island villages ? From the pre-colonial time period ? We understand John Johnson is working on Mission records to try to determine family trees.... to help establish ownership in archeological sites / artifacts.

Lk Arrow wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:49AM PST (-0800 GMT)
This is Lake arrowhead Wolfpack. Is Julie still Here.

lk arr Zack & David: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:50AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Does any of your tribe still live??

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:50AM PST (-0800 GMT)
In the next few weeks our students will be studying astronomy - could you please share with us a story about the night sky ? We will be doing an archaeoastronomy section linking rock art, standing stones, and other prehistoric observatories into one lesson. we would enjoy adding a short story about the sky if you can share one ( maybe on video too?).

Lk Arrow wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:51AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Can you tell us some titles of songs?

Lk Arrow wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:53AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Is Julie here?

Aquila - Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:54AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Right now Julie is speaking with students here in Oak View, you will all be able to see a video of what she is saying later this week. She may answer some more questions in a little while, so continue to post your questions.

wolfpack Tenaya: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:54AM PST (-0800 GMT)
I DON'T KNOW IF JUILIE IS STILL THERE SO DON'T PRESS CHAT FOR 1 MIN. SO SHE CAN ANWSER

Lk Arrow wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:55AM PST (-0800 GMT)
What Is Your full Name?

wolfpack Tenaya: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:55AM PST (-0800 GMT)
GO AHEAD & PRESS CHAT WHEN EVER YOU WANT

Lk Arrow wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:56AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Where do you live/

wolfpack Tenaya: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:57AM PST (-0800 GMT)
WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR NAME JUILIE

Lk Arrow wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:57AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Do you still sing?

Lk Arrow wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 10:57AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Can you tell us some titles of your songs?

Wolfpack Tenaya: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:00AM PST (-0800 GMT)
STOP ASKING FOR SONG TITLES I THINK SHE GOT THAT (?) LIKE A BAZILLION TIMES

Lk Arrow wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:00AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Do you still get together with your Freinds from your tribe?

Lk Arrow wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:01AM PST (-0800 GMT)
we have writen that ? 56 Times.

lk arrow Zack & David: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:03AM PST (-0800 GMT)
HI?

Lk Arrow wolfpack: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:04AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Nooooooo

Wolfpack Tenaya: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:04AM PST (-0800 GMT)
WE ARE STILL HAVING FUN JUILIE

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:06AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Victoria Back 2 Back---- Chumash people ate a wide varity of food, deer, rabbit, squirel, some times bear fish from fresh water streams seeds and nuts chia seeds, pine nuts, and a great deal of acorns. ( Dont every eat acorns off of the ground, they can make you sick.) Chumash that lived by the coast ate lots of fish, abalone, mussels and clams, whale, seaweed and kelp.

Wolfpack Tenaya: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:12AM PST (-0800 GMT)
BY JUILIE I'M SIGNING OFF

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
IMS- Payal: Island of the Blue Dolphin is based on part fact part fiction. She was not Chumash, she was a combination of tribes and had her own language. She was taken off of San Nicolas after 18 years, was taken to Santa Barbara where she died a few months later. She buried at the mission Santa Barbara. Her real name was Juana Maria.

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Camp counsleors : Pleaae be sure Julie can scroll back up to previous questions and can continue to post answers as much as possible until noon time. This Q&A will be made available for students to check back and read her answers later .........

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:26AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Lk Arrow wolfpack - One is called the "Welcome Song" Yawa'hawi'o shima - which means "welcome water friend", and the "Bear Song" Sawasunaiset, the "Swordfish Song" 'elyewu'n

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:32AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Zack & david - The Chumash money was made out of Olivella shell, and was about the size of a pinto bean - a part of the shell was broken out in the shape of a square and then a hole was drilled in the center using a stone drill, and then they were strung on a piece of cordage and made round by turnign them on a slab of stone until they were shaped round - During the mission period if it could be wrapped around your hand eight times than it would aproximately equal the value of a silver dollar. The shell beads were used for necklaces and were sewn on skirts, and were inlaid in the Chumash canoes (Tomols) The money was used to make offerings at the time of the winter solstice, and the "Bear Shamans" or people who had transformed themselves into the bear would carry the shell beads inside their bear skins to pay people to not tell on them. The shell beads were also buried with the dead.

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Are there any more questions?

Marcy, Camp Counselor: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 11:38AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Julie - if you could please type 200 in the scroll back box, then click chat and go over the many questions. Even mine ! it would be appreciated. thanks

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie: . . . . Mon, Nov 29, 12:01AM PST (-0800 GMT)
I'm glad I've had this opportunity to chat with everyone - thank you for your interest in the Chumash culture, I wish you good health "shumawish" and peace "teepa" - Happy Winter Solstice!

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