Latta, Frank Forrest, 1892-. Handbook of Yokuts Indians

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Chapter I Yokuts Geography

The Yokuts Indians

The Northern Yokuts

The West Side Yokuts

“diario De Una Entrada

The Southern Yokuts

The River People

The Lake People

The Plains People

Yokuts Relatives And Neighbors

Chapter Ii The Yowlumne

Yowlumne Geography

The Yowlumne Indians

Yowlumne Bows And Arrows

Chapter Iii Yokuts Trade

A Wukchumne Trading Expedition

Yokuts Trade And Trade Routes

The Yokuts Monetary System

Chapter Iv Dress And Communications

Yokuts Men's Dress

Yokuts Women's Dress

Yokuts Summer Vacations

Smoke Signals And Sign Language

Chapter V Houses And Housekeeping

Yokuts Permanent Houses

Yokuts Temporary Homes

The Sweat House

Yokuts Housekeeping

The Mother-in-law Problem

Chapter Vi Foodstuffs

Gathering And Storing Acorns

The Preparation Of Acorns

Salt From Salt Grass

River Jungle Growth

Blackberry Jam

Chapter Vii Games


The Football Game

The Women's Dice Game

Guessing Games

The Pole And Hoop Game

Miscellaneous Games

Chapter Viii Hunting And Fishing

The Manufacture Of Chipped Points

The Antelope Surround

Snaring And Stalking

Tule Fishing Rafts

Spearing Fish

The Rabbit Drive

Chapter Ix Basketry

Yokuts Stitched Basketry

Yokuts Wicker And Twined Baskets

Yokuts Baby Cradles

Chapter X Artistry

Yokuts Basketry Designs

Yokuts Art

Yokuts Paintings

Chapter Xi Language And Names

Yokuts Language

The Naming Of Indians

Wukchumne Place And Animal Names

Yokuts Wild Flower And Plant Names

Edible And Medicinal Plants

Chapter Xii Stories And Ceremonies

The Boys' Initiation Ceremony

The Rainmaking Ceremony

The Rattlesnake Dance

Chapter Xiii Indian Statements

Pahmit's Story

Yoimut's Story The Last Chunut

Yoimut's Story The Lonewis

Yoimut's Story Tihpiknits Pahn

Yoimut's Story The Ghost Dance

Yoimut's Story Chunut Camp Life

Yoimut's Story Chunut Songs And Games

Yoimut's Story Yokuts Lake Life

Yoimut's Story Our Last Home

The End Of The Trail

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Handbook of Yokuts Indians

Published By: Original publisher Oildale, Calif.: Bear State Books. 1949. xiii, 287 p. ill., map (on lining-papers)

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by F. F. Latta

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Yokuts (NS29)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a general ethnography of the Yokuts Indians of the San Joaquin Valley, California. Much of the information collected by the author for this book was obtained from aged native informants who remembered the old customs and traditions no longer in existence. The following subjects are covered: tribal geography, the Yowlumne, trade, dress and communication, houses and housekeeping, foodstuffs, games, hunting and fishing, basketry, artistry, language and names, stories and ceremonies, and Indian statements (a collection of biographies from various informants). Most of the photographs reproduced in this source are of poor quality primarily because of their age. The author, an amateur ethnologist, was the Director of the Kern County Museum at Bakersfield, California, where he taught school from 1915-1945. He became interested in the history of his home area at an early age, and as a result collected a great many documents, photographs, and statements of early pioneers and Indian informants pertinent to his historical interests.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ns29-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1923-1948

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Educator-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1960

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. mid-nineteenth century - 1948

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) San Joaquin Valley, California, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Yokuts Indians


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