Season 1

    “California’s History” focuses on the rich Pre-contact history of the Indigenous People of the Kumeyaay Nation as they encounter the first European settlers in San Diego, California in 1769. Join Host Elsa Sevilla as she examines the initial encounter and impact of the largest cultural clash in the Western hemisphere to mark the 250-Anniversary of this historical day.

    Video thumbnail: Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History Exploring Presidio Hill

    Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History

    Exploring Presidio Hill

    Discover why Presidio Hill near Old Town is nicknamed “San Diego’s Lost City”.

    Exploring Presidio Hill

    Video thumbnail: Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History The Kumeyaay Perspective

    Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History

    The Kumeyaay Perspective

    The First People of the Kumeyaay share their historical perspectives.

    The Kumeyaay Perspective

    Video thumbnail: Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History The First People of the Kumeyaay Nation

    Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History

    The First People of the Kumeyaay Nation

    Examining the complex society of the First People.

    The First People of the Kumeyaay Nation

    Video thumbnail: Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History California's Missions

    Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History

    California's Missions

    Learn about the impact Spanish colonization had on the First Peoples.

    California's Missions

    Video thumbnail: Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History Life in the Royal Presidio

    Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History

    Life in the Royal Presidio

    Explore what life was like in the San Diego Royal Presidio after 1769.

    Life in the Royal Presidio

    Video thumbnail: Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History The Encounter

    Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History

    The Encounter

    After living in harmony for thousands of years, change is coming.

    The Encounter

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    Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History

    Government and Family Structures

    Learn about the First Peoples' government and family structures.

    Government and Family Structures

    Video thumbnail: Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History Who Were The First Peoples?

    Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla: California's History

    Who Were The First Peoples?

    Learn the early spiritual practices of the Indigenous People of the Kumeyaay Nation.

    Who Were The First Peoples?