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Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 8
California
William C. Sturtevant, general editor.

Published 17 June 1978 by Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C .
Written in English.

About the Book

72 chapters on Indians of California.

Table of Contents

Key to Tribal Territories ix |
Technical Alphabet x |
English Pronunciations xi |
Conventions for Illustrations xii |
Preface xiii |
Introduction --
History of research --
Environmental background --
Post-Pleistocene archeology, 9000 to 2000 B.C. --
Development of regional prehistoric cultures --
Protohistoric and historic archeology --
Indian-Euro-American interaction: archeological evidence from non-Indian sites --
Native languages of California --
Historical demography --
The impact of Euro-American exploration and settlement --
Tolowa --
Yurok --
Wiyot --
Hupa, Chilula, and Whilkut --
Karok --
Mattole, Nongatl, Sinyone, Lassik, and Wailaki --
Chimariko --
Shastan peoples --
Achumawi --
Atsugewi --
Cahto --
Yuki, Huchnom, and Coast Yuki --
Wappo --
Lake Miwok --
Pomo: introduction --
Western Pomo and Northeastern Pomo --
Wintu --
Nomlaki --
Patwin --
Yana --
Maidu and Konkow --
Nisenan --
Eastern Miwok --
Coast Miwok --
Monache --
Tubatulabal --
Yokuts: introduction --
Southern Valley Yokuts --
Northern Valley Yokuts --
Foothill Yokuts --
Costanoan --
Esselen --
Salinan --
Chumash: introduction --
Eastern Coastal Chumash --
Obispeño and Purismeño --
Island Chumash --
Interior Chumash --
Tataviam --
Gabrielino --
Luiseño --
Kitanemuk --
Serrano --
Cahuilla --
Cupeño --
Tipai and Ipai --
History of southern California Mission Indians --
Prehistoric rock art --
Basketry --
Music and musical instruments --
Natural forces and native world view --
Mythology: regional patterns and history of research --
Comparative literature --
Cults and their transformations --
Social organization --
Sexual status and role differences --
Trade and trails --
Intergroup conflict --
Treaties --
Litigation and its effects --
Twentieth-century secular movements --
Contributors --
Bibliography --
Index --

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xv, 800 p.
Number of pages
815
Dimensions
11.6 x 9.3 x 2.3 inches
Weight
5.7 pounds

Contributors

  • Author
    Robert F. Heizer, Volume Editor

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23238489M
Internet Archive
handbookofnortha08heiz
ISBN 10
0874741882
ISBN 13
978-0874741889
OCLC/WorldCat
26140058

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