March 30, 2008

Cahuilla Indians and scalping

Someone who's researching a novel asked me if the Cahuilla Indians of Southern California practiced scalping. I said I didn't think so; California's Indians weren't very warlike. But then I checked Google and was surprised.

I learned that Cahuilla Indians do smart scalping on their golf courses. They also offer scalp massages at their spas. How shocking to find that the Cahuillas still practice scalping. (On the other hand, I believe they oppose the scalping of their concert tickets.)

There you have it...your sound bite for the day: "Cahuillas still practice scalping!"

Below:  Would this innocent Cahuilla maiden scalp someone? I don't think so.

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