Author Topic: Paul Olivas AKA Paul Semu AKA Semu Huaute  (Read 637 times)

Offline educatedindian

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Paul Olivas AKA Paul Semu AKA Semu Huaute
« on: May 31, 2022, 03:45:04 am »
This is of interest since there are groups and individuals claiming Chumash who are not and much of it is based on this man, born Paul Olivas.

The article below mentions it is a working draft and asks it not be copied or reposted. Some of the more important points:
Olivas claimed to be the last fullblood Chumash medicine man. Actually he was 1/32, and his DIB was 5/32.
He made up much of his claimed life, like inventing an ancestor killed by whites who was actually entirely Spanish ancestry.
Craig Carpenter is familiar to some of his for pushing falsehoods about the Hopi. He was Olivas's biggest promoter.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/354376877_Becoming_Semu

Offline Sparks

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Re: Paul Olivas AKA Paul Semu AKA Semu Huaute
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2022, 10:47:13 pm »
Craig Carpenter is familiar to some of his for pushing falsehoods about the Hopi. He was Olivas's biggest promoter.

There is an archived thread about the late Craig Carpenter:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=288.0

Offline Sparks

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Re: Paul Olivas AKA Paul Semu AKA Semu Huaute
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2022, 10:59:14 pm »
The article below mentions it is a working draft and asks it not be copied or reposted.
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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/354376877_Becoming_Semu

That working draft has also been uploaded here:

https://www.academia.edu/51317345/VI_Becoming_Semu_draft

I post this because in the menu to the right there are links to five "RELATED PAPERS" about  the Chumash.

Offline cellophane

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Re: Paul Olivas AKA Paul Semu AKA Semu Huaute
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2022, 06:20:22 am »
Brian Haley has published quite a few papers on other faux Chumash and faux Indians in general, all very good and very thorough. Many of them are at his ResearchGate site:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brian-Haley-2

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Re: Paul Olivas AKA Paul Semu AKA Semu Huaute
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2022, 03:46:34 pm »
Brian Haley has published quite a few papers on other faux Chumash and faux Indians in general, all very good and very thorough. Many of them are at his ResearchGate site:

Seems they are all here, too, and even much more: https://oneonta.academia.edu/BrianHaley

Offline IgotOUT

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Re: Paul Olivas AKA Paul Semu AKA Semu Huaute
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2022, 01:38:22 am »
As unfortunate as this man’s story reads, wishing he was other than what he was, he also indoctrinated others who were & are inspired to emulate him. This is one example, below, of how Paul Olivas’ ideology of assuming whatever identity made him feel more special, exotic, uncommon is being passed down from one generation to another.

https://youtu.be/WD4WDUMzvF4

In this video, starting around the 46 minute mark, you’ll hear one of Paul Olivas’ followers use his fake credentials to create her own fake credentials. The woman is now called Hua Anwa, formerly Rosa Jackson, from Central California.

To my mind, this is just a way of passing down an ideology of Doctrine of Discovery’s (aka finders’ keepers) attitudes towards justifying taking something as the ends justifying the means. This is one of the most insidious attitudes, especially when paired with big-hearted New Agers (of any era) who think they can manifest a better country and world through their often self-righteous ‘good’ intentions.

What is irritating, though, is that as much as the message is that literally anyone can pray and be like an Indian, or that anyone can reclaim their own inherent indigenous roots, these charismatic leaders also have to distinguish themselves as special and capable of guiding others to have what they admire in the leader. Meaning, the PR is that all people are equal, however the leader is more than you’ll ever be.

The classic con artist picks up on how we are conning ourselves and exploits that weakness. The relationship between the con artist and the victim is, in Paul Olivas’ case, relies upon a trait he either shared with or passed down to others: shame and a massive ego.


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Re: Paul Olivas AKA Paul Semu AKA Semu Huaute
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2022, 03:55:56 pm »
https://youtu.be/WD4WDUMzvF4 In this video, starting around the 46 minute mark, you’ll hear one of Paul Olivas’ followers use his fake credentials to create her own fake credentials. The woman is now called Hua Anwa, formerly Rosa Jackson, from Central California.

My bolding. This woman has a thread in the forum since 2013:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=4176.0
[Rosa Jackson AKA Rosa Mayo AKA Hua Anwa, Long Dances, Church of Empowerment]