Teahupoo = Roughly translated to “a pile of severed heads”
Definition refers to a battle between a couple of tribal groups over the territory pre-European arrival. The area is kind of prized as a really nice piece of farmland with access to excellent fishing — worth fighting over apparently. The skulls of the losing team were built into a wall to warn off other people who may have been interested in the land value thereabouts.
Ace’s Pile of Severed Heads – Encinitas, CA