Vasquez Rocks Natural Park Area is the location of our village of Mapipinga. Mapipinga was organized as an independent state-like government. A person from the village was a member of the lineage there, each individual referred to as a Mapipibit. In essence, the village and the lineage were synonymous. Like other lineages and villages, the members of Mapipibit (plural: Mapipivitam) held territory, carried on judicial relations, and engaged in collective economic and ceremonial activity. They intermarried with other lineage groups of various dialects and languages and collaborated within a complicated regional network of kinship, economic, and ceremonial ties. The members of Mapipibit were Tataviam in that they shared Tataviam beliefs, but their social responsibility was to their village.
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area and Nature Center
10700 West Escondido Canyon Road
Agua Dulce, CA 91390