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Date of Award


Document Type

Restricted Project: Campus only access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

First Reader/Committee Chair

Long, Thomas


ABSTRACT The objective of the Temecula Massacre and Cemetery Documentation

project is to research and document the Temecula Massacre and Temecula Massacre Cemetery.

The intention of this project is to shed light on an important aspect of California history, the Mexican-American War, and the Nation’s Native past. Documentation and analysis for this project uses primary and secondary sources, and tribal resources not previously publicly revealed to provide a more complete account of the Temecula Massacre. Much of the previous documentation concerning the Temecula Massacre has largely pivoted upon non-Native perspectives. Historical evidence recovered during the process of this project provides a multifaceted interpretation of the sequence of events surrounding the massacre and illustrates a complex narrative of California history.