A charming story, told from the point of view of a young Indian girl, Dove, who describes the traditional way her family lives. An entertaining way for young readers to learn more about San Diego County’s early Indian inhabitants. Drawings of Dove are based on the likeness of Daniko Cuero of Campo Reservation.
My Ancestors’ Village
Author: Roberta Labastida
About the Author
Roberta Labastida was born and raised in San Diego and is a graduate of San Diego State University. Roberta taught elementary school for over twenty years and during that time co-authored two curriculums on the local Kumeyaay Indians, and wrote and illustrated three children's books the Kumeyaay. Since she has retired she has dedicated herself to sharing her Kumeyaay knowledge and artifact collection with libraries, schools, and parks, as well as to being a volunteer archaeologist. She has also been art consultant and volunteer art teacher at schools in the Mountain Empire School District, El Cajon Boys and Girls Club and Potrero Library.