Tuesday, September 12, 2017
"Brotherhood of the Tomol and the Annual Channel Crossing to Limuw"

Alan Salazar, Chumash/Tataviam Elder

Alan Salazar will discuss the recent Chumash Tomol Santa Barbara Channel crossing to Limuw/Santa Cruz Island. This marks the 10th anniversary of the voyage for the vessel “Muptami”, which translates to “Memories”. The traditional Chumash tomols were hand-hewn plank canoes, traditionally built from redwood or pine. The sturdy vessel was very important to the Chumash and were used for fishing, trading and travel between the Channel Islands. This 21-mile excursion retraces an ancient Chumash trading route and this important journey continues to keep tradition alive.

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Meeting Place
Second Tuesday of every month (no meetings in July and August) at 7:00 pm
Chumash Indian Museum 
3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Ventura County Archeological Society (VCAS) 
P.O. Box 4172 
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359 

   The VCAS/Ventura County Archaeological Society was established in 1972 when concerned Ventura County citizens as well as local professional and avocational archaeologists saw a need to organize, study and preserve our County's rich prehistoric heritage.

  The Society has been instrumental in the implementation of research and preservation goals aimed at our local archaeological resources.  With an eye towards the future the Society has a collections and archival curation program, site recordation and monitoring program, and a continuing education program. 

101 freeway take Westlake Blvd exit, go to North Westlake Blvd 4 miles to Lang Ranch Pkwy, turn right. Museum is on right hand side
VCAS September Program