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The Chumash in the Ojai Valley

By on September 7, 2016 in All About Ojai, Events, News

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Nature Walks-Nature Talks

Saturday, November 12, 2016
10:00 AM

OVLC Office:
370 W Baldwin Road Bldg A4

Julie Tumamait

Julie Tumamait

The Chumash in the Ojai Valley
The History, Culture and Plant Knowledge of the Chumash People

Join us for a fascinating exploration of Chumash life though artifacts, art and stories presented by Julie Tumamait at 10 AM Saturday November 12.  A tribal leader of the Barbareño-Ventureño band of Chumash, Julie is a direct descendant of  the Native American tribe that formerly inhabited Santa Cruz island and has been active for many years in Native American education.

The Chumash were Ojai’s first inhabitants, living here for thousands of years before European explorers arrived. The livelihood of the Chumash people was based upon their subsistence upon the available natural resources – plants, animals and fish, and their sustainable ways of utilizing these resources. They found use for almost every type of plant and animal available – for food, clothing, medicine and tools. Their environment inspired their art, their beliefs, their stories, ceremonies and songs.

This All About Ojai event is free to members and students and $10 for non-members.  Become a member today!  A family membership is just $35 per year.

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