OP 15362-361

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of Angel Quilp (or Juan Angel Quilp/Cuilp/Culp) at the home he built and lived in at Mataguay in a canyon off of Warner’s Ranch until the 1903 evacuation of Cupeño [Cupeno] Indians from Warner Springs. See series of photographs, OP 15362-361 through 363. Notes from these prints indicate that following the eviction, he moved to Mesa Grande where he lived until he passed away in 1929 at 101 years old.

Notes on verso of print:
OP 15362-361/ 86:15900-1324/ IN REF BOOK/ 89/ Angel Quilp at house/ he built & lived in/ at MATAWHY until/ 1903 evacuation/ 1924

According to additional information provided on 12/2011 by Richard Carrico, a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: Mataguay (Mataguay also Matajuay) was a large Ipai settlement to the east of the road between Santa Ysabel and Warner’s. The meaning of the word is earth-white clay (see kumeyaaymapping.com). Ipai would stop here on their way to dances and special rituals and extract the white clay for face and body painting such as that shown on some of dancers in the Davis photos (see J. P. Harrington 1925 field notes).