Cahuilla Oral History Project

Jon M. Fletcher
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
901 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Ste C-204
Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760) 778-1079
Fax: (760) 322-7724
Email: mail@accmuseum.org
URL: http://www.accmuseum.org/
(c) 2009
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. All rights reserved.

Cahuilla Oral History Project

Accession number: A2004.032

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

ACCM Archives

Palm Springs, California
Processed by:
Jon M. Fletcher
Date Completed:
11/01/2004
Encoded by:
Jon M. Fletcher
(c) 2009 Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cahuilla Oral History Project
Dates: 1989-1991
Accession number: A2004.032
Creator: Palm Springs Desert Museum
Collection Size: 2.75 linear feet
Repository: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
Palm Springs, California 92262
Abstract: A collection of oral history interviews and associated materials created by staff at the Palm Springs Desert Museum. Interviews focus on Cahuilla culture and history. Collection includes both audio and video recordings, transcripts, and subject notes. Interviewees include Anthony Andreas, Judy Diamond, Donna Largo, Catherine Kitchen, Anthony Largo, Katherine Saubel, and Saturnino Torres. Project funded in part by the Palm Springs Art Museum's Natural Science Council, the Coachella Valley Archaeological Society, and the Bureau of Land Management.
Physical location: Stored off site. Advance notice required for access.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English Cahuilla

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication/Reproduction Rights

Ownership of the physical collection belongs to the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Other rights, including copyright and cultural rights, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds these rights and pursue the rights owner[s] or his or her heir[s] for permission to publish or reproduce content where the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum does not hold such rights. For research purposes only.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Cahuilla Oral History Project, A2004.032, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.

Acquisition Information

Donation.

Biography / Administrative History

Collected by the Palm Springs Desert Museum between the years 1989-91. Project funded in part by the Palm Springs Art Museum's Natural Science Council, the Coachella Valley Archaeological Society, and the Bureau of Land Management.

Scope and Content of Collection

A collection of oral history interviews and associated materials created by staff at the Palm Springs Desert Museum between the years 1989-91. Interviews focus on Cahuilla culture and history. Collection includes both audio and video recordings, transcripts, and subject notes. Interviewees include Anthony Andreas, Judy Diamond, Donna Largo, Catherine Kitchen, Anthony Largo, Katherine Saubel, and Saturnino Torres.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.
Palm Springs Art Museum
Malki Museum
Francis Stevens School
Banning Union High School
Santa Rosa Band of Mission Indians
Perris Indian School
Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation
Soboba Indian Reservation
Cahuilla Indian Reservation
Pala Indian Reservation
Windy Point
Los Coyotes Indian Reservation
Morongo Indian Reservation
Agua Caliente Indian Reservation
Santa Rosa Indian Reservation
Anza-Borrego Park
Andreas Canyon
Palm Springs
San Jacinto National Monument
Martinez Canyon
Banning
Tuba Mountain
Edom
Thousand Palms
Chino Canyon
Santa Rosa
Dead Indian Canyon
Roadrunners Village
Salton Sea
Devil's Canyon
Andreas Canyon
Victory Indian Reservation
Patencio, Francisco
Torres, Saturnino
Torres, Florence
Andreas, Anthony
Jeffrey, Cheryl
Largo, Anthony
Bean, Lowell John
Lyle, Janice
Quick, Betsy
Siva Saubel, Katherine
Kitchern, Catherine
Largo, Donna
Barrows, David Prescott
Jeffrey, Cheryl
Cahuilla
Traditional foods
Bighorn Sheep
Segregation
Allotments
Racism
Tattoos
Bird Singing
Rock Art
Tahquitz
Peon
Religion
Hunting
Ceremonial House
Rattles
Traditional games
Shamanism
Hot Springs
Traditional tools
Musical instruments
Medicinal plants
Stagecoach
Gold Mines
Trails
Missions
Petroglyphs
Cupeño
Volcanoes
Fish traps
Insects
Sweathouse
Ceremonies
Alcoholism
Fire Eating
Eagle Feathers
Eagle Dances
Catholicism
Barrel cactus
Hallucinogenic plants
Basketry
Basket making
Gaming
Agriculture
Kish
Section 14
Section 10
Trading post
Piyatem
Creosote
Greasewood
Mesquite
Puberty
Horses
Yucca
Mountain Cahuilla
Desert Cahuilla
Smallpox
Moieties
Mission Indians
Hampton School
Rabbit skins
Baptismal names
Ramada
Chickens corral
Fiestas
Granaries
Mesquite beans
Desert tea
Tea
Cahuilla creation story
Feather skirts
Rattlesnakes
Frogs
Grinding stones
Corn


 

Series 1: Project Related News Articles 1989-1991

Physical Description: 0.25 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

News articles summarizing the Cahuilla Oral History Project.
Box 001: Folder 1

News Articles and Question Sheet

Scope and Content Note

News articles summarizing the Cahuilla Oral History Project. Question sheet for use in oral history interviews.
 

Series 2: Manuscripts and Publications 1989-1991

Physical Description: 0.25 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Includes published copies of the booklet Desert Hours with Chief Patencio and manuscripts pertaining to this publication.
Box 001: Folder 2

Publications

Scope and Content Note

"Desert Hours with Chief Patencio" (1971) by Francisco Patencio. Five copies.
Box 001: Folders 3 and 4

Manuscripts

Scope and Content Note

Partially edited version of Desert Hours with Chief Patencio and a final version in manuscript form.
 

Series 3: Transcripts and Subject Guides 1989-1991

Physical Description: .25 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Transcripts and subject notes pertaining to oral history interviews.
Box 001: Folders 5 through 9

Transcripts

Scope and Content Note

Transcripts corresponding to interviews with subjects and with project organizers.
Box 001: Folders 9 through 10

Subject Notes and Summary Sheets

Scope and Content Note

Subject sheets and notes corresponding to interviews with subjects and with project organizers.
 

Series 4: Oral History Interviews and Project Management Recordings 1989-1991

Physical Description: 2 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interviews with Cahuilla subjects in both audio and video format. Also includes recordings of Cahuilla Oral History project meetings.
Recording # 002

Video Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Katherine Siva Saubel. (June 18, 1989).
Recording # 003

Video Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Anthony Largo (Santa Rosa Indian Reservation) and Anthony Andreas (Agua Caliente Indian Reservation). (June 21, 1989).
Recording # 004

Video Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Katherine Siva Saubel, Anthony Andreas, Anthony Largo, and Dr. Lowell Bean discussing historic photographs. (May 22, 1989).
Recording # 005

Video Recording

Scope and Content Note

Video recording of the final Cahuilla Oral History Project consultants meeting. (June 9, 1989).
Recording # 006

Video Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Saturnino Torres (Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation) and his wife Florence discussing the Santa Rosa/San Jacinto Mountains National Monument and its Cahuilla associations. (February 21, 1991).
Recording # 007

Video Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Saturnino Torres (Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation) and his wife Florence Torres (Cupeño) from Pala Indian Reservation. (March 20, 1991).
Recording # 008

Video Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interviews with Saturnino Torres (Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation) and his wife Florence Torres (Cupeño) from Pala Indian Reservation. (June 12, 1991).
Recording # 009

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Catherine Kitchen and basketmaker Donna Largo. (November 23, 1986).
Recording # 010

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

"Narrative History with David P. Barrows on the Coachella Valley - The Early Days." Includes Cahuilla songs and ethnohistory. (February, 1953).
Recording # 011

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Lecture given by Katherine Siva Saubel and Cheryl Jeffrey. (January 20, 1990).
Recording # 012

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Cahuilla Oral History Project discussions. (May 16, 1989).
Recording # 013

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Cahuilla Oral History Project discussions. (May 17-18, 1989).
Recording # 014

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Cahuilla Oral History Project discussions. (April 3 and June 6, 1989).
Recording # 015

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Anthony Andreas. (February 22, 1989).
Recording # 016

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Cahuilla Oral History Project discussions with Dr. Lowell Bean. (May 22, 1989).
Recording # 017

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Cahuilla Oral History Project discussions. (March 20-21, 1989).
Recording # 018

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Saturnino Torres. (February 21, 1991).
Recording # 019

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Saturnino Torres. (March 20, 1991).
Recording # 021

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Saturnino Torres. (June 12, 1991).
Recording # 022

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Anthony Largo. (February 27, 1989).
Recording # 027

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Katherine Siva Saubel. (February 15, 1989).
Recording # 029

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Cahuilla Oral History Project discussions with Dr. Lowell Bean, Anthony Andreas, Anthony Largo, and Katherine Saubel. (March 6, 1989).
Recording # 030

Audio Recording

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview with Dr. Judy Diamond. (August, 1989).