Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

The distinct community of the present-day Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FTBMI) originated in the lineages, villages and culture of the pre-Mission period. The FTBMI is an independent nation, exercising its inherent sovereign authority over its tribal citizens and territory.

Mission San Fernando was established on September 8, 1797 at the village of Achoicominga.

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Historical Timeline

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

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Federal Recognition

Indians affiliated with Mission San Fernando were called Fernandeño. The Fernandeño Tribe that emerged from the Mission is an historical combination of villages that existed since time immemorial. FTBMI descends from that historical Fernandeño tribe.


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