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2024 Antonio Garra Day

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This event will feature local Native American bird singers, speeches, demonstrations, and exhibits. Come and experience San Diego’s Native American history!

  • Bird Singers
  • Speeches
  • Demonstrations
  • Exhibits

This event is free and open to the public.

Antonio Garra

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. Join us for the testimonies given for the celebration of his life.


March 16
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
4002 Wallace St
San Diego, CA 92110 United States
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