Your dad has an important job to do. He’s the leader of your village, and everyone is getting ready for a big deer hunt.
People from other villages are joining in. So your dad has to work with the other leaders to make plans. You listen carefully to how they make up their minds about who should do what. After all, one day it will be your job to be the leader.
Life was different for the Chumash, Gabrielino, Luiseño, Kumeyaay, and other California Indians in the south. In the warm, dry climate, not as many big trees grew. People built houses by making a frame with thin poles of willow or other trees. They covered the frame with dried grass and other plants. The Gabrielino lived on islands off the coast. They used whale ribs instead of branches. They covered the ribs with brush or sea-lion skins.