map of San Diego with Kumeyaay place names

Kumeyaay Place Names Map

The Kumeyaay Place Names Map was created by Margaret Field, Richard Carrico, Mike Connolly, and Caitlyn Thompson.

The map was created using ArcGIS StoryMaps and is based on the places of origin of the Kumeyaay people, whose baptisms were recorded in the San Diego mission records between 1775 and 1840. The Kumeyaay names for many of these places were linguistically reconstructed and translated when possible. Additional historical and archaeological research was also used to identify the meanings of some places featured. 

The research presented was made possible by grants from the Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming and the UC Office of the President's Critical Mission Studies project MRP-19-598854. 

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