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Our Creation story tells us that all beings were brought to life on the earth at the same time. Animals are considered to be relatives of the Luiseño People. They present themselves to us and allow us to obtain them for food and other uses. It is an agreement, or part of our relationship.

Some of these animals include:

Abalone
(Haliotis sp.)

Bighorn Sheep
(Ovis canadensis)

Black-tailed Jack Rabbit
(Lepus californicus)

California Quail
(Callipepla californica)

Canada Goose
(Branta Canadensis)

Clam
(Pecten sp.)

Cottontail Rabbit
(Sylvilagus audubonii)

Dusky-footed Woodrat
(Neotoma fuscipes)

Golden Eagle
(Aquila chrysaetos)

Ground Squirrel
(Otospermophilus beecheyi)

Mallard Duck
(Anas platyrhynchos)

Mule Deer
(Odocoileus hemionus)

Pronghorn Antelope
(Antilocapra americana)

Rainbow Trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Redtail Hawk
(Buteo jamaicensis)

Western Pond Turtle
(Clemmys marmorata)

Nuttall’s Woodpecker
(Picoides nuttallii)


Our people also utilized other animals not listed here, including many birds, insects, fish, and shellfish.

Animal CAquail Animal CottontailRabbit  Animal GoldenEagle Animal MallardDuck  Animal MuleDeer Animal rat  Animal RedtailHawk Animal Squirrel Animal Turtle