This original seal was designed for the Pauma tribe by tribal member Pat Celli Baker. It features Mt. Palomar in the background, the forest, citrus and avocado trees and the desert floor.
The diamond shape represents the four corners of the earth, or the four directions, north, south, east and west. The Pauma people look to the four directions for spiritual guidance.
The electrical charges incorporated into the seal show that we are small but we are mighty.
The Tribal Seal includes our official designation as the “Pauma/Yuima Band of Luiseño Indians.” The tribe recently dropped the reference to “Yuima” in order to simplify our designation, although “Yuima” remains in the Tribal Seal.