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 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

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?