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This book by a leading American anthropologist includes demographics, linguistic relations, social structures, folkways, religion, material culture, and much more. It includes surveys of the Yurok, Pomo, Maidu, Yokuts, and Mohave, as well as 479 illustrations and 40 maps. The 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 lives. It is concerned with their civilization—at all events the appearance they presented on discovery, and whenever possible an unraveling, from such indications as analysis and comparison now and then afford, of the changes and growth of their culture.
Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnolog
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