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Handbook of the Indians of California

Author: A L Kroeber
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1976.
Series: Bulletin (Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology), 78.
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"This book is a history in that it tries to reconstruct and present the scheme within which these people in ancient and more recent times lived their present lives ... I have constituted the bulk of the book a series of tribal descriptions."--Preface.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kroeber, A.L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960.
Handbook of the Indians of California.
New York : Dover Publications, 1976
(OCoLC)558028484
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A L Kroeber
ISBN: 0486233685 9780486233680
OCLC Number: 2972541
Notes: Reprint of the 1925 ed. published by Govt. Print. Off., Washington, which was issued as no. 78 of the bulletin of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution.
Includes indexes.
Description: xviii, 995 pages, [45] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The Yurok: land and civilization --
The Yurok: law and custom --
The Yurok: religion --
The Yurok: arts --
The Karok --
The Chimariko and Wiyot --
Athabascans: the Tolowa --
Athabascans: the Hupa, Chilula, and Whilkut --
Athabascans: southern groups --
The Yuki: ethnic geography --
The Yuki: culture --
The Yuki: religion --
The Huchnom and Coast Yuki --
The Wappo --
The Pomo: geography and politics --
The Pomo: civilization --
The Pomo: religion --
The Coast and Lake Miwok --
The Shastan group --
The Shasta --
The Achomawi and Atsugewi --
The modoc --
The Yana and Yahi --
The Penutian family --
The Wintum: geograpjhy and culture --
The Wintum: Kuksu cult --
The Maidu: land and society --
The Maidu: arts and implements --
The Maidu: religion and knowledge --
The Miwok --
The Costanoans --
The Yokuts: geography - The Yokuts: social institutions --
The Yokuts: cults --
The Yokuts: the concrete basis of life --
The Esselen and Salinans --
The Chumash --
The Washo --
The Shoshonean stock --
The Paiute, Mono, and Koso--
The Chemehuevi --
The Kawaiisu and Tübatulabal --
Serrano divisions --
The Gabrielino --
The Juaneño --
The Luiseño: the elements of civilization --
The Luiseño: organization of civilization --
The Cupeño and Cahuilla --
The Diegueño and Kamia --
The Mohave: concrete life --
The Mohave: dream life --
The Yuma --
Other Yuman tribes --
Arts of life --
Society --
Religion and knowledge --
Population --
Place names --
Culture provinces --
Prehistory --
Appendix: pronunciation of native words.
Series Title: Bulletin (Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology), 78.
Responsibility: A.L. Kroeber.
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"This book is a history in that it tries to reconstruct and present the scheme within which these people in ancient and more recent times lived their present lives ... I have constituted the bulk of the book a series of tribal descriptions."--Preface.

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