Morteros in Mine Wash
CENTRAL NATIVE AMERICAN SITES
Native American Sites – Blair
Valley, Grapevine Canyon, Mine Wash
In central Anza-Borrego, the land of the Shoshonean-speaking Cahuilla and
Cupeño people of the north met the Yuman-speaking Northern Diegueño
and Kumeyaay people of the south.
Cupeño territory came down to Hot Springs Mountain and Warner Springs.
Northern Diegueño territory stretched from Lake Henshaw, down San
Felipe Creek and beyond to Blair
Valley. Kumeyaay territory came from Laguna Salada in Mexico to the
Imperial Valley and up to Fish Creek, Bow Willow, Vallecito, and Mason Valley.
In central Anza-Borrego, you can find Native-American sites in:
Mine Wash — Morteros
Harper Flat — Petroglyphs, morteros, and more on
the site of a large former village
Blair Valley — Morteros Trail, Smuggler's Canyon Pictographs