tallow - fat collected from cattle which was sold or used to make soap or candles

carne seca - beef jerky; beef sliced thinly, cured, and dried

ranchero - owner of the Rancho

"California Bank Note" - cattle hide

casa - house or home

calavaras - place of skulls - slaughter-corral, where cattle and sheep were butchered by Indian butchers

fiesta - festival or party held after a rodeo, wedding, or holiday