The Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park: Kawaiisu Native American Village was created as a unit of California State Parks in 1993 to protect and preserve the integrity of the location. Nestled atop a ridge in the Tehachapi Mountains, overlooking Sand Canyon to the east and the Tehachapi valley to the west, Tomo-Kahni, or "Winter Village," was the site of a Kawaiisu (Nuooah) Village. The location was likely chosen for its moderate temperature and plentiful resources. The Kawaiisu migrated from the Great Basin and made the Tehachapi their home for two to three thousand years. The Kawaiisu are noted for their finely woven baskets of intricate and colorful design. Tour Information (Advance reservations are required) Due to the extremely sensitive nature of the site, Tomo-Kahni is available to the public by tour only. These tours are led by trained State Park Volunteers on weekends during the spring and fall months. Tours begin with an orientation at the Tomo-Kahni Resource Center at 112 East F Street, Suite B, Tehachapi. After an orientation, participants must caravan or carpool approximately 12 miles to the park (high clearance vehicles are recommended). The moderately strenuous walking tour takes between two to three hours to complete. The overall tour, including orientation and return to the Resource Center, takes about 4 to 5 hours. The Errea House is no longer used for the tour meeting or return location.

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