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Yokuts trade networks and native culture change in central and eastern California

Ethnohistory40 (4) • Published In 1993 • Pages: 619-640

By: Arkush, Brooke S..

Abstract
Arkush discusses trade among the Yokuts using ethnographic, historic, and some archaeological data. Arkush believes Yokuts traders and villages (through Yokuts villages hosting trade fairs/mouning ceremonies/feasts) introduced many elements of Spanish and Mexican material culture to other tribes east of their territory such as glass trade beads and horses. Arkush also discusses some of the ways the Yokuts managed to stay independent of the Spanish and Mexican authorities through changing their settlement practices and through guerilla warfare tactics. Arkush also describes in some detail the impact of the horse on the Yokuts. The Yokuts became known as 'Horsethief Indians' and traded, ate, and kept large herds as status symbols.
Subjects
Reviews and critiques
History
Acculturation and culture contact
Ornament
External trade
Instigation of war
Missions
culture
Yokuts
HRAF PubDate
2002
Region
North America
Sub Region
Northwest Coast and California
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Ethnologist/Archaeologist-4
Analyst
Sarah Berry ; 2000
Coverage Date
1772-1850
Coverage Place
Yokuts; California, United States
Notes
Brooke S. Arkush
Includes bibliographical references (p. 636-640)
LCCN
57043343
LCSH
Yokuts Indians