Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

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Official Tribal Name: Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Address:  1 Kwaaypaay Court, El Cajon CA 92019
Phone:  619-445-2613
Fax:  619-445-1927
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Recognition Status: Federally Recognized

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Mexican Spelling – Kumiai

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Region: California

State(s) Today: California

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Confederacy: Kumeyaay Nation – One of 13 bands. 

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Reservation: Sycuan Reservation

 
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The coastal country where the Kumeyaay lived and the Salton Sea margins contain archaeological evidence suggesting that they are some of the oldest known Indian-inhabited areas in the United States; middens, or refuse heaps, have been found that date back some 20,000 years.

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The Kumeyaay were organized along clan lines called Sh’mulq. The clans maintained complex familial, spiritual and militaristic alliances with each other. When threatened by an outside adversary the clans would come togther under a Kwachut G’tag to meet the threat. See Kumeyaay Bands 

Related Tribes: See Kumeyaay Bands link, above.

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 Kumeyaay Timeline

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