March 19, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
Antonio Garra Day
Saturday, March 19, 2022
First San Diego Courthouse Museum
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
11:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
This event will feature local Native American bird singers, speeches, demonstrations, and exhibits. Come and experience San Diego’s Native American history!
- Bird Singers
Antonio Garra was a Native American Patriot who fought for Southern California and Northern Baja tribal rights and sovereignty. He was illegally executed on January 10, 1852, by the citizens of California during a mass anti-Native American hysteria at the beginning of statehood. When Garra was asked to state any last words, he replied, “Gentlemen, I ask your pardon for all my offenses, and expect yours in return.”
This event is a celebration of Garra’s life and others who fought to secure the future of the California Indians during the post-California Mission era. Come join us for the testimonies given for the celebration of his life.
This event is free and open to the public.
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