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California Indians and their environment : an introduction

Author: Kent G Lightfoot; Otis Parrish
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Series: California natural history guides, 96.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Capturing the vitality of California's unique indigenous cultures, this major new introduction incorporates the extensive research of the past thirty years into an illuminating, comprehensive synthesis for a wide audience. Based in part on new archaeological findings, it tells how the California Indians lived in vibrant polities, each boasting a rich village life including chiefs, religious specialists, master  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lightfoot, Kent G., 1953-
California Indians and their environment.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)945915383
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kent G Lightfoot; Otis Parrish
ISBN: 9780520244719 0520244710 9780520256903 0520256905
OCLC Number: 230194039
Description: xiv, 493 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 19 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Rethinking California Indians --
Why California Indians matter --
The central role of fire --
Waves of migration --
A landscape of unparalleled diversity --
The uniqueness of California --
The first fire managers --
They are not farmers --
Where we go from here --
Visual guide to natural resources --
California Indian uses of natural resources / with contributions by Lee M. Panich, D. Schneider, and K. Elizabeth Soluri --
Northwest Coast Province --
Central Coast Province --
South Coast Province --
Northeast Province --
Great Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Province --
Southern Deserts Province --
Notes --
General references --
Resource references by region and type --
Art credits --
Index.
Series Title: California natural history guides, 96.
Responsibility: Kent G. Lightfoot, Otis Parrish.
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