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Finding Aid for the Baja California (Paipai) Indian Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections, 1955-1959
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The Paipai Indians continue in present day to live in Baja California, Mexico in an area south-east of Ensenada. Materials in the Paipai collection were field collected from 1955 to 1959 and consist of ethnographic as well as archaeological pieces.
The Paipai Indians of Baja California are linguistically related to a number of Yuman language speaking bands known collectively as Kumeyaay or Tipai-Ipai (meaning "people"). The Spanish referred to them as Diegueno, after the Mission San Diego (literally meaning "little people of Diego.")
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