#0374 Tulamniu Indian Site


#0374 Tulamniu Indian Site

Site information:

300 ft SE of Block House #BV4, 1.1 mi N of Buena Vista pumping station, 8 mi E of Taft

The location description above is given by OHP, and while likely accurate, is not entirely helpful.  If using the dirt roads from the south, use caution as they are rough.  Many years ago, we drove along the aquaduct for the 1.1 miles to get to the site, probably on private property, but nobody stopped us.

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Tulamniu Indian Site

Old Yoklts village of Tulamniu, named Buena Vista by Spanish commander Fages 1772. (One of first place names in south San Joaquin Valley)  Fr. Zalvidea again recorded site, 1806.  This village was occupied for several centuris.   1933-34 site excavated by Smithsonian Institution.

Dedicated June 25, 1950.  Marker placed by Kern County Historical Society, Miocene Parlor No. 228 N.D.G.W., Kern County Chamber of Commerce, Kern County Museum.

Registered 9/6/1941