Volume 3: Western United States
California: CA-68

Cupa Cultural Center
35008 Pala Temecula Road
P.O. Box 445
Pala, CA 92059

Phone 760-742-1590


Hours: See website

Access: Some restrictions may apply

Copying facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1885-ongoing, undated

Volume: Ca. .5 cubic foot

Description: 3 collections include Native Catholic records:


/1 Interviews of Elders

Inclusive dates: 1970-1990s

Volume: 18 audio cassettes

Description: 18 recorded interviews, e.g. Cuhuilla Kumiai Cupeño; all Catholic-related in part

A. Brittian, Santiago (1888-1971)

B. Chutnicut, Clara (1903-1996)

C. Chutnicut, John (1934-)

D. Freeman, Race (1914-2004)

E. Goodwin, Sr., Andrew (1919-)

F. Hyde, Viviana (deceased)

G. Jackson, Josephine Ortega (1915-1995)

H. Lavato, Robert(1922-1998)

I. Magee, Delfredia Trujillo (1910-1997)

J. Magee, Dennis (1935-)

K. Mojado, Gilbert (1925-)

L. Nelson, Nadean (1919-)

M. Nolasquez, Roscinda (1892-1987)

N. Ponchette, Bernice Scholder (1913-)

O. Portillo, Daniel (1921-2000)

P. Riggs, Leroy (1929-)

Q. Torres, Florence Lyons (1918-2005)

R. Valenzuela, Betty Yanez (1938-)


/2 Photograph Files

Inclusive dates: 1930s-1990s

Volume: 3 folders

Description: All Catholic-related in part, e.g. Cuhuilla, Kumiai, Cupeño; photocopies, news clippings, photographs, and printed materials included.

A. Corpus Christi celebrations, 1980-1990s, 1 folder

B. Pala Village, 1930s, 1990s, 1 folder

C. [San Antonio de] Pala School class, 1970s, 1 folder


/3 Subject Files

Inclusive dates: 1885-ongoing, undated

Volume: 10 folders

Description: Includes clippings, photographs, and ephemera, re: Native American (e.g. Cuhuilla, Kumiai, Cupeño Catholics.

A. Accounts of San Antonio de Pala School, undated, 1 folder

B. Accounts of San Luis Rey de Francia Mission, undated, 1 folder

C. Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Pala Reservation, 1885-present, 1 folder

D. Cemetery records, 1816-present, re: San Antonio de Pala tribal and church cemetery, 1 folder

E. History of Old Pala Luiseño, undated, 1 folder

F. History of the Pala Indians, 1920s, 1 folder

G. History of Warner’s Ranch Indians, undated, 1 folder

H. Lord’s Prayer in Cupeño by Roscinda Nolasquez, undated

I. Luiseño death songs, undated, 1 folder

J. [Luiseño] death songs by Florence Osuna Ponchetti, undated, 1 folder


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.