Old Rosarito

Posted by on mayo 29, 2013 in News | Comentarios desactivados en Old Rosarito

In centuries past, the California peninsula was inhabited by tribes of natives, notably the Pai Pai, Cochimi, Kiliwa, Cucupa and Kumiai. The Kumiai settled in the area we now know as Rosarito naming it UACUATAY (which translates to “the big house”) and trace of their every day life such as arrowheads, stone kitchen utensils, mortar, etc., have been discovered. These artifacts provide a rich source of information regarding their lifestyles and the first stage in Rosarito’s evolution. Today, in the area of San Jose de la Zorra just 30 kilometers east of La Mision Vilt of La Mision Village, descendants of the Kumiai can still be found.