Richard Carrico holding the Norm Neuerburg Award given out on February 16th in San Diego. The award recognizes Outstanding Contributions Towards the Study and Preservation of California's Missions, Presidios, and Ranchos. At the conference, and as part of my efforts to decolonize San Diego's early history by acknowledging the indigenous people and telling at least part of their story, I presented a paper on the "Women of Presidio San Diego 1770-1835" and focused on the ethnic and cultural diversity of the women as early San Diego pioneers. I closed my presentation with the story of Sinusin, a Tipai woman from a South Bay village who married a Spanish soldiers from Sinaloa Mexico in 1775 and the story of her granddaughters who lived in Old Town San Diego in the 1830-1850 period. My approach to California Mission Studies is to deromanticize the period and to flesh out the indigenous men and women who, while maintaining agency, were affected by the mission system and are a major part of any telling of the Spanish colonial story.
The folks in the photo are left to right: David Bolton Executive Director of the CMF; Richard Carrico Department of American Indian Studies, Dr. Iris Engstrand Professor Emerita USD, and Michael Imwalle Chairman of CMF.
UPCOMING EVENTS Presentation at the Society for California Archaeology meetings in Riverside in March. Presentation on January 11th to the Torrey Pines State Park Docents on the history and prehistory of the Kumeyaay village of Ystagua in Sortento Valley. Presentation on the topic of Crime and Punishment on January 16th to the Santa Barbara Presidio Historical group. Presentation to the Del Mar Library Association on January 22nd on the topic of Kumeyaay places and placenames and the prehistoric environment of the Del Mar area. April 1st presentation to the Oasis Lifelong Learning group in La Mesa on the topic of torture and imprisonment at the San Diego Presidio. Stay posted!!!
HISTORY OF WINE AND WINE MAKING IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY Interested in wine, wine making and history? Richard L. Carrico's new book, Of Wine on the Lees Well Refined: A History of Wine and Wine Making in San Diego County is out and available. Details on the book and how you can obtain a copy are posted here. The book is available for the retail price of $16.95 plus tax at the Hatfield Creek Winery in Ramona, Highland Valley Winery in San Pasqual Valley, and at the Pro Shop at the Warner Springs Ranch Resort.
Or you can order the book from this web site by sending a check for $16.00 (tax and shipping included) made out to Recuerdos Research to: Recuerdos Research PO Box 387 Warner Springs, CA 92086.
In addition, Richard will be making several presentations on the topic of historic wines and wineries of San Diego County and conducting book signings--