Rumsien Tribe: The Carmel Mission Indians

Direct family lineage to the last native Rumsien speaker, Isabella Meadows, and the origins of Monterey Jack cheese.  

Rumsien Tribe: The Carmel Mission Indians


Many different families make up the tribe.  At one time, all these families lived in an area that is known as the Monterey Bay area.  However today, the families are well dispersed throughout the country, though most still reside in California.  Some of the families live in Southern California and some still live in the Carmel area as well as other parts of Northern and Central California.

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