Tübatulabals of Kern

Indigenous people of the Kern River Valley



The Tubatulabal Tribe.

The valley of the Kern River has been the home of three distinct bands which are collectively named Tübatulabal. The name Tubatulabal (which is loosely translated as “Pine‐nut Eaters”) 

The Tübatulabal people have always occupied the lower regions of the Southern Sierra Nevada surrounding the North and South Forks of the Kern River. 

Chief Esteban Miranda

(at Miranda Allotment)

The valley of the Kern River has been the home of three distinct bands

The three bands that comprise the Tubatulabal Tribe are the Palegawan, Pahkanapul, and Bankalachi (Toloim); which are culturally and linguistically closely related.

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