The Historical Timeline is an interactive designed to explain the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (the Band) community and history from 450 A.D. to present time.

450 C.E.

Tataviam migrated from a Takic speaking group of the Northern Uto-Aztecan...
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1000

The ancestors settled in autonomous lineages...
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1769

Crespi described his descent into the Santa Clara River...
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1795

On August 19, 1795, Father Vicente de Santa Maria described Achoicominga in his expedition diary:
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1797

SPANISH PERIOD BEGINS: Marks the beginning of recruitment and enslavement ...
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1820

The landowners in Alta California in the 1820s ...
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1821

SPANISH PERIOD ENDS, MEXICAN PERIOD BEGINS...
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1834

The Mexican Secularization Act of 1834.....
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1839

Mission Indians voice their concerns over land grants...
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1839

On January 22, 1839, the Alta California Governor Juan Bautisto...
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1840

By 1840, Tiburcio Cayo, a San Fernando Mission Indian...
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1843

Governor Micheltorena distributed Mission assets...
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1843

Jose Miguel Triunfo (San Fernando Mission Indian)...
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1845

In 1845, Triunfo traded the 388 acres at Rancho Cahuenga...
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1845

Roman, Roque, and Francisco petitioned and received...
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1846

Governor Pio Pico sold half of Ex-Mission San Fernando...
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1846

END OF MEXICAN PERIOD, AMERICAN PERIOD BEGINS...
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1848

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo...
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1850

In the 1850 US census, there are about 130 Indians...
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1851

Leandra Culeta's great uncles, Vicente and Francisco Cota, became prominent chiefs...
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1854

In 1854, Eulogio de Celis recovered the northern half...
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1860

In 1860 the Los Angeles Star reported: “The war of extermination...
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1870

Miguel Leonis acquired the adobe on a ranch in Calabasas (present-day Leonis Adobe), and entitlement...
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1871

Registration of captain Rogerio Rocha’s 10 acres...
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1872

In 1872, the de Celis family sold their
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1873

Santiago Garcia is an ancestor to Tataviam and was killed by a grizzly bear...
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1875

Anglo-Americans moved into the El Escorpion ...
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1876

On July 1, 1876, a group of 7 Indians took over some land on the old mission and ejected Porter and ...
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1878

Senator Maclay suit against Rogerio Rocha, Antonio Maria Ortega, et al. for removal from San Fernando...
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1882

In 1882, the Garcia lineage was evicted...
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1885

Maclay visited Rocha with a Los Angeles sheriff...
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1885

In 1885, U.S. Special Attorney for Mission Indians...
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1886

Porter and Maclay bring suit to evict Rogerio...
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1889

Leonis died and denied Espiritu being his wife in his will; she fought for 16 years in court and rec...
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1889

U.S. Indian Agent to the Mission Indians...
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1892

Perris Indian School in Perris, California, ...
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1892

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney recommended that the federal government take action to Fernandeño land rights...
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1896

March 20, 1896 letter to the U.S. Attorney General, Lewis ....
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1904

H. N. Rust, a former Special Agent to the Mission Indians...
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1906

The Fernandeños during this time qualified as a landless band, composed of decentralized, yet inter...
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1906

Many Fernandeño Tataviam children...
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1910

High number of Fernandeño men enlisted in the U.S. Army during the World War I....
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1912

Alfred Kroeber begins his spotty research with Tataviam Indian Juan Jose Fustero...
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1916

Ethnologist J.P. Harrington records a Jaminate (Kitanemuk language) name: tátaviat ...
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1928

California Indian Judgment Act: compensation provided to California Indians of the 18 un-ratified tr...
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1928

In the 1928 California Roll, the Garcia lineage...
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1932

Bureau of Indian Affairs Sacramento Indian Agency seeks verification of Fernandeño community member...
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1933

Ethnologist J.P. Harrington's notes on June 9, 1933 state:
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1940

Rudy Ortega Sr. introduced by-laws...
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1952

Mission San Fernando Indians decided to organize and elected Rudy Ortega Sr. as chairman....
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1968

Amended California Indian Judgment Act; the Ortega family joins the Garcia and Ortiz families of the...
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1971

The San Fernando Mission Band of Indians files a claim of establishing a Indian reservation with th...
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1973

San Fernando Mission Indians created a non-profit named the San Fernando Valley Inter-Tribal, Inc. (...
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1976

The San Fernando Mission Indians adopts bylaws
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1985

Rudy Ortega Sr., Charlie Cooke, and tribal members of the San Fernando Band Mission Indians ...
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2009

Tribe begins negotiating with City of San Fernando...
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