Sunday, June 3, 2007

Bury My Heart in Temecula: Pechanga Massacres

From Paulina's Blog:

Bury My Heart in Temecula: The Three Pechanga Massacres

There are three Pechanga Massacres in our last 175 years. 1847, 2004, 2006
1846 - Up to 125 Luisenos were killed in a December attack in retaliation for the killings of 11 Pauma persons who had stolen horses.

2004 - Over 300 Pechanga men, women and children from Temecula Band of Luiseno Indians were eliminated by a corrupt enrollment committee.

2006 - Over 200 more Pechanga men, women and children, including award winning elders were eliminated by same enrollment committee and supported by the corrupt Pechanga Tribal Council.

Pechanga has eliminated more of their tribe than any outside force in it's recorded history. Congratulations to Pechanga for the mass extermination of their people. Blood drips from the knife wounds in the back........ and thru the heart


Anonymous said...

What a true tragedy. Not only has the white man tried to strip us of our culture and identity, he has poisoned the hearts and the mind of our own. Hang in there, justice will prevail.:}

Anonymous said...

yeah right go ahead and blame their poisoned hearts on the white man as always....Indians exterminating Indians and somehow it is the white man's fault. People are responsible for their own actions....

Anonymous said...

I would say shame on pechanga enrollment committee and tribal council for not overriding decision made by enrolment committee!