Skip to Content

New street sign up renaming Indio Muerto to Hutash Street

Hutash Street

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - New street signs are up in one Santa Barbara neighborhood.

Indio Muerto was renamed and is now officially Hutash Street.

A virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday afternoon to unveil the new name.

Earlier this year, the Barbareño Chumash Tribal Council requested the name change. Indio Muerto means "Dead Indian" in Spanish. In September, the Santa Barbara City Council determined the street name was offensive and voted to change it.

The new street name Hutash means Mother Earth.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Barbara - South County

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

News Channel 3-12

Email the News Channel 3-12 Team


News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content