Anderson describes his early contacts with this cultural center on the Morongo reservation in Southern California. It played a role in his decision to study Maringayam cosmology through the narratives of Dorothy Ramon.
Maringayam Metaphysics is John’s primary writing on the Maringayam (Serrano) of Southern California. This research began circa 2004 when John attended a number of classes at the Morongo reservation.
The text features a study of cosmology and the transmigration of souls. The late Dorothy Ramon’s narratives in the book Wayta’ Yawa’ (Always Believe) was a primary source for this study. John’s Maringayam Metaphysics book will be entered on this web page when a final draft is complete.
Note: The Kitanemnuk living on the Tejon reservation were also a Uto-Aztecan people. See the Tejon Reservation button for further information.