Latest Chumash people Stories

2014-09-10 08:33:45

SANTA YNEZ, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians today announced that the tribe has retained the Seattle-based award-winning architectural firm of Jones & Jones to design the tribe's long-awaited cultural center and museum on 6.9 acres across the street from the reservation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140909/144677 "We have waited more than a decade to build our museum, so it's only fitting that we are using one of the nation's...

2014-08-27 12:27:43

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Hosts 2nd Symposium on Human Origins with International Scientists to Discuss the Latest Discoveries on the Human Journey Out of Africa SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The discussion, or debate, as to when and how modern humans left Africa to populate the world continues at the Santa Barbara Symposium on Human Origins on Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, 2014. The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has...

2011-05-09 12:26:27

As the world's leading authority on beads manufactured from shells by California's Chumash Indians, UCLA archaeologist Jeanne Arnold was stumped by a series of anomalous artifacts excavated at former settlements on the Channel Islands. Pierced with more than one hole, often at unconventional angles or too close to the edges, the oddly configured multi-hole beads differ considerably from the smooth, round, precisely drilled beauties that served as currency among the Chumash prior to the...

2010-03-17 14:07:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Vincent Armenta, Tribal Chairman for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, was named "Tribal Leader of the Year" by the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA). Honored at a ceremony held today at NAFOA's "Next Decade Finance" conference in New Orleans, the award is presented to a tribal leader who has displayed foresight and resolve in the financial advancement of their tribe. "Chairman Armenta exemplifies the type of...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.