#1054:  Tomo-Kahni

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near Tehachapi

35.153236, -118.338120




State Plaque


Site accessible only by tour conducted by State Park system.

From the plaque:

In the Kawaiisu language, Tomo-Kahni means winter village. The site's location between the coast and desert allowed the site occupants to hold and important place for trade between these areas and the southern central valley. The sacred rock art found throughout the site contains stylistic elements from the great basin and central valley culture areas. The site has been an area of extensive occupation and contains important information for better understanding Kawaiisu community and village life locally as well as statewide.

Registered August 1, 2014. Plaque placed by the Native Sons of the Golden West, the California State Parks Foundation, and California State Parks. Dedicated 2014, the 150th anniversary of California State Parks.

©2009 David Schmitt