The Religion of the Luiseño Indians of Southern California,
Topal, ordinary stone grinding mortar; tamyush, sacred toloache bowls of stone; but in this sense tamyush is like an adjective qualifying topal. Museums should classify the stone bowls more carefully, differentiating between the two sorts where possible. 2. Kenhut Paviut. 148 Double name. Kenhut, strings of wampum-like beads used for money,Joshua Tree NP: Native American Ethnography And,,A. Major Sources. The major sources on the ethnography of the Cahuilla include Francisco Patencio's Stories and Legends of the Palm Springs Indians (1943), and Desert Hours (1971); Lowell John Bean's The Wanakik Cahuilla (1960) and Mukat's People: The Cahuilla Indians of Southern California (1972), Philip Drunker's Culture Element Distributions V: Southern California (1937); A. L. Kroeber's,Cahuilla | Encyclopedia,Cahuilla Name. The name Cahuilla (pronounced ka-WEE-ya or KAW-we-ah) is from the word kawiya, meaning “masters” or “powerful ones.” Some sources indicate the tribe’s name may have come from the Spanish interpretation of Kawíka, which means “mountain-ward,” or from the Luiseño word Kawíka-wichum, which translates to “westward those-of,” indicating that they lived to the west.