Chumash in United States

The Chumash have only been reported in United States
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chumash tribe is divided into over 12 subgroups. They lived near the coast of what is now Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties. 1500 years ago, they were already using bows and arrows. Before that time, they used spears for warfare and hunting. They were still hunters and gatherers by the time the first Spanish arrived. They were adept at fishing; this was one of the few Native American tribes that navigated the ocean for fishing and trade. They used harpoons to catch large fish. They used the tomol, a plank canoe, for their frequent fishing and trading expeditions.

The Chumash were not corn farmers like some of their neighbors. They obtained their food from the sea, but also from plant foods they found. These included acorns and wild herbs, which they made into a soup.


What Are Their Lives Like?

One of the challenges the Chumash people face today involves their sacred burial sites. These are sometimes on public park land. Hikers will sometimes take “relics” from these burial sites. There is also an effort to take bones from other burial sites and bring them together.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most are Christian today. Some reject Christianity since it came from those who took their land and exploited their people. Like many who were pressured into becoming Christian, the Chumash reject Christian institutions. They often don’t give the loving savior a chance because of historical grievances.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chumash peoples need a spirituality that centers on Jesus Christ without the trappings of European culture. Christian believers from their people can write worship songs that involve culturally relevant ways to worship.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to raise up some to produce culturally appropriate worship music for the Chumash people.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Chumash people both spiritually and economically.

Pray for Chumash disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Chumash in United States.


References

https://www.sbnature.org/collections-research/anthropology/chumash-life/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chumash_people
https://www.noozhawk.com/dan_mccaslin_first_coastal_californians_20170128/
https://www.vcreporter.com/news/bring-ancestors-back-home-feds-tribal-members-working-together-to-return-chumash-remains-to-channel/article_f8682022-9655-5d26-8c66-f65ca04da701.html


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chumash
People Name in Country Chumash
Alternate Names
Population this Country 3,800
Population all Countries 3,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11381
ROP3 Code 102215
ROP25 Code 301785
ROP25 Name Chumash
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language English (3,800 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language English (3,800 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking English

Primary Language:  English

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1530-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1380-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1382-2020)
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Amazon
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in English Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video Walking with Jesus video Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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