The reproduction of a local Native American village will be the newest exhibit at the Leonis Adobe Museum.
By Arin Mikailian
"The newly constructed Chumash Village is probably located on or very near the original Chumash settlement," said Museum Director Diane Ramadan, who came up with the idea for the project, in a press release.
Boy scout Jason Scott-Sheets was looking for his latest volunteer effort when he heard about the museum's venture and decided to help out.
"To earn my Eagle Scout Badge, I decided to research, design and build an authentic Chumash village,” said the 16-year-old, who attends Chaminade High School, in a press release.
By Lois Julien
Jason Scott-Sheets and members of Boy Scout Troop 127 have begun building ramadas, granary stands, a drying rack, dance fence and fire circle at the park adjacent to Leonis Adobe Museum in Old Town Calabasas.
Native American tribes, including the Chumash and the Tongva, lived throughout Southern California for thousands of years prior to the first European contact. Spanish explorers and missionaries reported seeing a Native American settlement along Calabasas Creek when they rode through the valley in the 1700s.
“The newly constructed Chumash Village is probably located on or very near the original Chumash settlement,” said Diane Ramadan, Leonis Adobe museum director.
For more on Boy Scouts and Indians, see Boy Scout Dances at Powwows and Boy Scout "Indian Dance Teams."