Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Monterey’s First Fishermen
Historic Cannery Row
This drawing done in 1784 by Spanish artist Jose Cardero [bottom] depicts a young Rumsien girl in traditional dress. The connection between the Rumsien people and the sea is evident in the girl’s apparel, which includes a sea otter wrap over a tule skirt, and Olivella and abalone shell necklace and matching ear pendants. Her intricately woven basket is a hallmark Rumsien handcraft.
As hunter gatherers, the Rumsien people had no metal, wove no cloth, made no pottery and grew no crops. However, with natural materials at hand, they built temporary dwellings, fabricated boats and tools for fishing and hunting, and crafted beautiful baskets, which were used for hauling, storing and cooking.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 598 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McAbee Beach (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Canning Processes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building Cannery Row (about 400 feet away); The Cannery Row Monument (about 500 feet away); Working Women (about 500 feet away); Grand Procrastination (about 600 feet away); Hurray for Hollywood (about 600 feet away); Silver Harvest (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
Also see . . . Rumsen language - wikipedia. The Rumsen local tribe, from which the language name was derived, held the lower Carmel River Valley and neighboring Monterey Peninsula at the time of Spanish colonization. (Submitted on May 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.