Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Rumsen Ohlone Elder Tony Cerda's Words to Pope Francis

"Saint Junipero Serra Baptized and Married our ancestors Simon Francisco (Indian name "Chanjay") and Magdalena Francisca on April 1, 1775 at Mission San Carlos De Borromeo Del Rio Carmelo.

They were from Echilat, a village that existed for more than 2000 years in the Carmel Mountains the Padres called it La Rancheria De San Fraciscito."

-Rumsen Ohlone Elder Tony Cerda
From: Rumsen Ohlone
Photo by Michael Fiala