Tehachapi's Native American People
—Tomo-Kahni State Histori Park —The first people to inhabit the Tehachapi area called themselves Nuwa, which means "the people." Known as Kawaiisu by neighboring tribes, they are of Shoshonean stock and speak a version of Uto-Aztecan language. Anthropologists believe they migrated into this area from the Great Basin between 1500 and 3000 years ago. Today, a group of Kawaiisu enthusiasts conduct language classes and basket weaving classes to help keep the culture alive.
|Placed By||Main Street Tehachapi, Tehachapi Heritage League and The City of Tehachapi|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 368059 N 3888365|
|Decimal Degrees||35.12951667, -118.44813333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 7.771', W 118° 26.888'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 7' 46.26" N, 118° 26' 53.28" W|
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