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Kumiai Indian Reserve

Ensenada, Mexico

Kumiai Indian Reserve


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Delve into the fascinating culture and traditions of the Kumiai, Baja California’s indigenous people. Although the Kumiai have lived in this area for thousands of years, only a few hundred residents still remain. Even so, their connection to the land and their heritage is strong. During your time with the Kumiai, you will watch them weaving baskets of willow branches and grasses using traditional techniques and see a performance of dances, songs and chants. For a deeper understanding of their ways, you can browse the museum in the Kumiai community. You will also have the opportunity to sample their traditional foods, much of which contains corn and acorns. The Kumiai consider oak trees sacred, as their diet was largely acorns before they abandoned their nomadic lifestyle and started to grow corn. Although you may hear the people speaking in native Kumeyaay, it is in danger of becoming a lost language.

• Visit a community of Kumiai, the indigenous people of Baja California.
• Gain insight into their culture and traditions through fascinating demonstrations.
• Browse a museum of Kumiai artifacts and sample their traditional foods.

• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

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Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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