San Juan Capistrano

Native Americans of San Juan Capistrano

The Takic speaking people associated with San Juan Capistrano have been called Juaneño since the Spanish occupation . While there were some language differences with the natives to the south at San Luis Rey, who were called Luiseño, and the neophytes at San Gabriel, who were called Gabrielino in the mission era, researchers have concluded that "all of these people were ethnologically and linguistically one ethnic nationality" (page 550, cited below). The estimated pre-contact population was 10,000. [inline:sjc-05-diorama.jpg=MISSIONARY IN NATIVE VILLAGE]

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