After gathering much knowledge and offering prayers to the creator, the sixty-year-old Chanjay convinced tribal Chiefs from the villages of Achasta, Tucutnut, Soccorronda, Echilat and Ichxenta to send tribal members to assist Father Serra in building Mission San Carlos and planting crops.
Chief Chanjay's role as a Rumsen Headman was to pass on the culture by his teachings, stories, songs, and dances, organizing gatherings and by conducting ceremonies. Chanjay sanctioned marriages and oversaw disputes among tribal members and other Rumsen villages.
From: Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe
Picture from: Western Historical Quarterly