Arkush, Brooke S.. Yokuts trade networks and native culture change in central and eastern California

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

Published in: Ethnohistory -- Vol. 40, no. 4

Published By: Ethnohistory -- Vol. 40, no. 4 Columbus, Ohio: The Conference, 1993. 619-640 p.

By line: Brooke S. Arkush

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Yokuts (NS29)

Subjects: Reviews and critiques (114); History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Ornament (301); External trade (439); Instigation of war (721); Missions (797);

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/mourning 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.

Document Number: 17

Document ID: ns29-017

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 636-640)

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist/Archaeologist-4

Analyst: Sarah Berry ; 2000

Coverage Date: 1772-1850

Coverage Place: Yokuts; California, United States

LCSH: Yokuts Indians


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