Land of the First People Outdoor Exhibits
Iipay ~ Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok Land of the First People Area
Now Open to the Public!
The new Iipay ~ Tipay Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok (Land of the First People) area is now open to the public. Come and explore this new area of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park!
Old Town Working Group & Interpretive Summary
California State Parks has been meeting with the Old Town Working Group since 2013 to discuss interpretation and education for the Land of the First People Exhibit Area—called Iipay ~ Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok —at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. This Working Group has been instrumental in providing an opportunity for the Kumeyaay Nation to shape the interpretation of Kumeyaay culture and their connections to the San Diego River and to Old Town San Diego.
The Old Town Working Group is comprised of representatives of the Kumeyaay Nation, including leaders from:
- Kumeyaay Diegueño Land Conservancy (KDLC)
- Kumeyaay Community College (KCC)
- Kumeyaay Heritage Preservation Council (KHPC)
- Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee (KCRC)
- Tribal members from:
- Barona, Campo, Ewiiaapaayp, Inja-Cosmit, Jamul, La Posta, Manzanita, Mesa Grande, San Pasqual, Santa Ysabel, Sycuan, and Viejas Bands of the Kumeyaay Nation
Virtual Walking Tour
Digitally walk around the new Iipay~Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok (Land of the First People) area and you can even look at all the signs scattered through the area.
Map of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
This map shows the entirety of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, including Iipay ~ Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok in the bottom right corner.
Land of the First People Digital Tour
Explore this digital tour that will be offered at the site to learn more about The Kumeyaay – San Diego’s First People.