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It's 'Siutcanga Day' at Los Encinos Sunday

Head over the park to tour the adobe building, see a blacksmith demonstration and enjoy a potluck barbeque.

Los Encinos State Historic Park is hosting another "Living History" day this Sunday and celebrating early Californian history. This time, the park's staff, docents and volunteers are celebrating 'Siutcanga Day.'  According to the Los Encinos docents' website, the park started its life as an indigenous peoples' village named Siutcanga that was inhabited by the Kizh tribe.

Tribe chief Ernest Teutimez Salas will be there, along with other tribal members, who will have historical artifacts on display. The De la Ossa family, whose ancestors lived in the park's adobe building, will also be in attendance.

The de la Ossa adobe building, according to Los Encino docent Michael Crosby's excellent historical guide Encino, was built in 1849 by Vincent de la Ossa, who operated the ranch as a roadhouse for weary travelers. The adobe will be open for tours Sunday.

There will also be living history performers, a blacksmith demonstation, and a potluck barbeque. And, of course, there are always the Los Encinos ducks to be fed. Bags of feed can be purchased for just 25 cents.

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Suitcanga Day at Los Encinos State Historic Park, Sunday 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The entrance to the park is at 16756 Moorpark Street, one block south of Ventura and Balboa Blvds.

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