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Pathfinder - Native Americans, California

 

 

This pathfinder has been designed as a guide to get you started with your report. It contains, reference books, books you can check out, computer links to helpful sites and videos. While the books listed here are just some of the titles available in the Library, others may be found in the same section. The Librarians will help you find any additional material you may need to complete your research.

REFERENCE BOOKS

These books can not be checked out but are always available for you to use whenever you visit the library and can be found in the Reference Section.

Rj 970.4 CAL
California Indians: Fact Cards
The traditional way of life for each of more than 50 native California groups is described on one card (double-sided) for each group, with quick facts on location, houses, food, clothing, tools, trade and ceremonies. Tribes covered:
Achumawi
Athapaskans, Southern
Atsugewi
Cahto
Cahuilla
California Shoshone
Chemehuevi
Chilula
Chimariko
Chumash
Costanoan
Cupeno
Diegueno
Esselen
Gabrielino
Huchnom
Hupa
Karok
Kawaiisu
Kitanemuk
Konkow
Luiseno / Juaneno
Maidu
Miwok
Miwok, Lake
Modoc
Mohave/Quechan
Monache
Nisenan
Nomlaki
Paiute
Patwin
Pomo
Salinan
Serrano
Shasta
Tataviam
Tolowa
Tubatulabal
Wappo
Washoe
Whilkut
Wintu
Wiyot
Yana
Yokuts
Yuki
Yuki, Coast
Yurok

Rj 970.1 UXL
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, Volumes 1-4
This encyclopedia includes information on various Native American groups. For information on California Native American tribes, see Volume 4.

Rj 970.1 LEI
LePoer, Barbara Leitch
A Concise Dictionary of Indian Tribes of North America
This book is an alphabetically arranged series of entries on the Indian tribes of North America. Each entry has an overview of the tribe's history, religion, customs and geographic location.

BOOKS

The following may titles maybe checked out. Click on the book cover to check availability. 
NON-FICTION
j 970.4 EMA
Emanuels, George
California Indians : an illustrated guide
This book has more than 150 illustrations that picture the everyday life of California tribes. On the first page of each chapter is a map which pinpoints where that tribe made its home.
j 970.3 Mono
Yamane, Linda
Weaving A California Tradition
Following an 11 year-old Western Mono Inda as she and her relatives prepare materials needed for basket weaving the reader learns how they make the baskets and travels along as they attend a gathering of basket-weavers.
j 970.4 NAT
Margolin, Malcom and Yolanda Montijo, Editors
Native Ways: California Indian Stories and Memories
Included here are location maps for the various tribes and also information about the history and culture of the tribes.
j 970.3 Chilula LAN
Landau, Elaine
The Chilula
A vivid description and history of the life, customs and art of the Chilulas.
j 970.3 Chumash Gib
The Chumash: Seafarers of the Pacific Coast
Information on the customs, family life, history and culture of the Chumash is included here. The author also talks about the tribe's current conditions and efforts to save their heritage.
j 970.4 KEY
Keyworth, C.L.
California Indians
This examines the history, culture, changing fortunes and current situation of the various groups of Indians in the California region.

 

j 970.4 FAB
Faber Gail and Michele Lasagna
Whispers from the First Californians: A story of California's First People
An exploration of the history and culture of tribes who reside in California.
j 970.4 Cahuilla
Lowell John Bean, Lisa J Bourgeault
The Cahuilla
Examines the culture, history  and changing fortunes of the Chauilla tribe.
j 970.3 Pomo
Worthylake, Mary M.
The Pomo
This book explores the history, daily life, customs, ceremonies and beliefs of the Pomo Indians.

BOOKS THAT ARE PART OF A SERIES

970.3 GRA
Gray-Kanatiiosh, Barbara A.
Native Americans
This easy reference series introduces young readers to the first people who made North America their homeland.Each book covers the history of one Native American nation or tribe.  The Central Library has the books on the following tribes:

Inhabited the costal region from Malibu to San Luis Obispo

The original inhabitants of the Los Angeles area

Originally inhabited the northeastern part of California

Inhabitants of the desert along the California and Arizona border

The original inhabitants of the area between the Sacramento foothills and the Pacific Coast

Located in the San Francisco Bay area south to Monterey

California's premier basket makers

Originally in the Salinas Valley

Inhabitants of the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley

j 970.4 BOU
Boule,Mary Null
Native American Tribes
This is a series of 26 books/pamphlets on California Native American tribes.  Each book covers one California tribe and provides detailed information regarding the tribe's history, religion, beliefs, and relationships with other tribes and their everyday life. To date, Central Library has in the collection the volumes on the following tribes:
V.1 Atchumawi
V.2 Atsugewi
V.3 Cahuilla
V.4 Chumash
V.5 Ipai-Tipai (Diegueno)
V.6 Gabrielino
V.7 Hupa
V.8 Karok
V.9 Juaneno-Luiseno
V.10 Maidu-Konkow
V.11 Coast Miwok
V.12 Eastern Miwok
V.13 Lake Miwok
V.14 Ohlone
V.15 Patwin
V.16 Western Pomo
V.17 Eastern Pomo
V.18 Salinan
V.19 Shasta
V.20 Tolowa
V.21 Tubatulabal
V.22 Wintu
V.23 Valley Yokut
V.24 Foothill Yokut
V.25 Yuki
V.26 Yurok

WEBSITES

http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/nations.html
NATIVE AMERICAN NATIONS - Contains links to pages that have either been set up by the nations themselves or are pages devoted to a particular nation and are alphabetical by tribal name.
 http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/curtquery.html
THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN/Edward S. Curtis - A collection of photos of the various California Native American tribes.

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