The Indians of the Inland Empire; A History steeped in Native Lore and Spanish Tragedy

Part One:

The Indians of the Inland Empire,
represent a varied and somewhat unique region of the state. Beginning on the Northern Deserts, the tribes found in this area were the Chumash, Alliklik, Kitanemuk, Serrano, Gabrielino Luiseno Cahuilla, and the Kumeyaay.

The various valleys and Mountains and climate varied considerably from the windswept offshore channel Islands that were principally inhabited by Chumash speaking peoples.

History timeline of the Inland Empire, California

Many people have asked me to do a Historical Timeline of the Inland Empire so after a couple of days using online dictionaries and a couple of sources, I decided to put down a timeline after the arrival of White Men in the area. I will do an earlier timeline on the Spanish era in the near future. Perhaps backwards but I have already writen a lot about the early Indians and the Spanish. Their history goes back some 10,000 years.

1826

The Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway.....

What is that you might be asking your self? It is better known as the San Bernardino Freeway in the Inland Empire.

Since I have lived here my entire life I have watched the 10 freeway from its ground braking first shovel dug in 1955 to its importance today as one of the major egress highways in and out of the Inland Empire as well as the rest of Southern California.

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