San Pasqual Reservation tribal council member and longtime Valley Center resident David Toler, Jr. who, according to records is of Mexican Indian descent whose descendants are listed on Mesa Grande rolls, discusses his book on San Pasqual, the land his ancestors stole.
He will have a book signing and make a presentation on his new book “Blood of the Band: An Ipai Family Story” Saturday, 11 a.m.¬–1 p.m. at the San Diego Archaeological Center located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido. NO word if this will be in the FICTION SECTION...
The Ipai (also known as Kumeyaay) are the native people of northern San Diego County. This book illustrates how one Ipai family’s remarkable story forms part of the little-known, yet profoundly significant long-term history of human habitation in the land that only recently has come to be known as Southern California.
Beginning with the ancestors’ accounts of the creation of the world that link the Ipai with the unique characteristics of our region’s natural world, the journey then takes readers through the archaeological, historical, ethnographic and contemporary accounts of the dramatic transformations through which the Ipai have persisted and ultimately prospered.
Author David L. Toler, Jr. is an Ipai descendant of the La Chappa, Guachena and Nejo clans that once inhabited the San Pasqual Valley and the surrounding lands from ocean to mountains and deserts. Toler has long been an avid enthusiast of the culture and history of his people, a supporter of traditional cultural revitalization activities throughout the region, and an explorer who seeks out the ancient routes of his ancestors. Toler has served for many years as a member of the Tribal Council of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians.
The Jose Juan descendants have a different take on his "history".
Between Leonard Hill, Pacific Regional Director, Sacramento, and Robert Bennett, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Washington, D.C., by SECRETARIAL DECISION, the BIA completely disregards the enrollment statute.
While page 2 of the 1966 Base Roll is a certification by Leonard Hill states that the San Pasqual enrollment applications have been approved in accordance with 25 CFR part 48, he goes on to state, "I further certify that the degree of SP Indian blood, as shown on the attached roll, has been computed in accordance with a Secretarial decision interpreting 'blood of the Band' to be total Indian blood of a person named on the basic membership Census Roll dated June 30, 1910."
So, by 'secretarial decision' and a BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY, the BIA totally changed and undermined the SP Enrollment Statute . . and it was used to enroll the Trask's and the Orosco's.