Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park

Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park


Location:12 miles outside Tehachapi; Tomo-Kahni Resource Center at 112 F Street, Suite A, Tehachapi.
Facilities:Remains of Native American village.
Activities:Guided tours only, on weekends during the spring and fall (by appointment).
Special Features:Overlooking Sand Canyon to the east and the Tehachapi valley to the west, Tomo-Kahni, or "Winter Village," was the site of a Kawaiisu (Nuooah) village. The Kawaiisu migrated from the Great Basin and made the Tehachapi their home for two to three thousand years. They are noted for their finely woven baskets of intricate and colorful design.
Address:c/o Inland Empire District Office
17801 Lake Perris Dr
Perris, CA 92571

Phone:661-942-0662
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=610
Size: 400 acres.

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Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park visitors meet there with their guide before driving about 12 miles to the park, whose name means ``winter home.
Although no structures remain, Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park contains pictographs, rock rings marking where homes were built of juniper boughs, hundreds of holes where food was ground, and a cave that is sacred to the Kawaiisu.
The California State Parks, Mojave Desert Sector operates Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park, which is in the hills east of Tehachapi.