It was once said that all things, material
and spiritual, originate from a single life
source, the Creator of Life, and are related
as one family.
The past, present, and our future are all
contained therein. The Universe emerged
and developed from this Source and as
Our Bear Clan
My Mother,, and those who
came before her, were born in
Jolon, California. Our Family is
identified as Salinan from the
Salinan - Chumash Nation. As
such, we made annual trips to
"the Reservation," as they called
it. Trips to the San Antonio
Mission, and visiting where my
ancestors lived, was always an
adventure for me as a child.
As an adult, I continue to visit,
primarily the Sacred Sites, i.e.,
the remnants of a small model
of a  'Salinan Sweat Lodge' and
the Mass Grave Site located
within the Mission's grounds.  
This Mission is smack dab in
the middle of Fort Hunter
Liggett and  many of us often
gravitate there to connect with
extended members of Our
Family
 We, as indigenous peoples, are falling short of our obligation to pass on to the
next 7 generations what we know, due to the homogenizing of our indigenous
brain into an industrious and ambitious, money hungry people;  neglecting our
youth by not sharing our knowledge and wisdom.
My commitment is to help us incorporate the Old Ways of
thinking and living, which in turn, will enable us to survive,
and to walk a straight path as my ancestors would want me
to and to reflect their concerns with my actions and
commitment.  
MY COMMITMENT STATEMENT
THE SALINAN ~ CHUMASH NATION
FAMILY TREE
Our family tree keeps getting bigger by
the day,  and there are way too many
to list here, so I will name only a few,
but if you are a member of this
magnificant family, and want to
contribute to this site, please feel free
to contact me.  I look forward to
hearing from you.
Jesus Garcia - husband to 'Nattie' (below)
Bro:  Tom Garcia
       Pete Garcia

Mary Natividad Boronda/Garcia/Hildalgo
(Children in order of birth)  
Son: Willie C. Garcia
      Charlie Garcia
      John (Blue Jay) Garcia
Daughter: Mary Garcia
            Bessie Garcia
            Elisa Garcia
            Jenny Garcia
Son:  Manuel Garcia
       Benny Garcia
       Vicente Garcia
Daughter:  Della Hidalgo
Son: Pete Hidalgo
Daughter:  Mary Hildalgo
Our Family
THIS BEAR TRAIL IS
STILL GOING IN
CIRCLES !!   ~
PLEASE BE PATIENT
(I'll bet this 'ole gal is an Aries,
too!! 'Cuz she loves to sing and
dance!!!)
Home
such, we were created through the optimal process of unification of love and
harmony.
We are forever linked to this infinite Source. There is no need for fear or
doubt, for life itself is Truth.
We are never alone, because we are One.