(Documentary Artifact): One b/w negative of Celestino Aguaya (also spelled Aguanga) holding a steatite tube. He wears a collared shirt, overalls and shoes. See also photographic print, OP 15362-383.
Notes on negative envelope:
86:15900-1027/ Davis Coll./ dup. Neg./ Pechango [Pechanga] Reservation/ (San Luis Rey)/ Indian man with stone tube/ (Aguanga)/ 1923
According to additional information provided on 9/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: The steatite tube seems unusual with two white bands seemingly painted on it. Such tubes were used by healers/ shamans/ medicine people to suck illness out of the afflicted. The information for location names three places. Aguanga is a small town adjacent to Pechanga Reservation. There is the San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside (the asistencia is at Pala) and the San Luis Rey is a river that runs from Lake Henshaw, through La Jolla Reservation, through the Pauma Valley and Pala Reservation out to the ocean past the city of Oceanside. It is unclear where this is located. And it is also unclear if the man is from Pechanga or is a San Luis Rey Indian.