(Documentary Artifact): One b/w negative of General Manuel Lachusa (also spelled LaChusa), his wife, Angela Lachusa, and their grandchildren (a young boy and girl) posing in front of a structure made of reeds. Angela Lachusa sits on the ground with an unfinished basket in her lap.
Notes on negative envelope:
86:15900-816-817/ Davis Coll./ ’86 dup/ General Manuel Lachusa/ wife + grandchildren at/ Carrisita Canyon/ Sept. 1916/ 2 Negs
According to additional information provided on 12/2011 by Richard Carrico, a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: Manuel (rather than Manual as sometimes labeled) LaChusa was an important and well-known Ipai/Kumeyaay leader and elder from the Santa Ysabel region. In circa 1909 he made a sand painting for Waterman that was reproduced in T. T. Waterman, The Religious Practices of the Diegueno Indians. University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Vol. 8, No 6, Plates 24 and 25.