Cook, Sherburne Friend, 1896-1974. The aboriginal population of the San Joaquin Valley, California

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

Title: The aboriginal population of the San Joaquin Valley, California

Published By: Original publisher Berkeley: University of California Press. 1955. 31-80 p. ill., maps

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

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 Reviews and critiques (114); Historical and archival research (127); Population (161); Composition of population (162); Settlement patterns (361); External relations (648); Missions (797);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a detailed analysis of historical documents and ethnographic reports pertaining to the San Joaquin Valley, which are examined with a view towards making an accurate estimate of the original population. The author concerns himself with two periods, ca. 1810-1820 and ca. 1850-1860. The estimates for the later period depend generally on ethnographic records and census reports by the first United States settlers in the valley. The estimates for the earlier period depend almost entirely on manuscript records left by Mexican and Spanish ecclesiastics and laymen, all of which are in the Bancroft Library of the University of California. The author uses a variety of methods to reconstruct the past history of the valley and finally arrives at an estimate for the earlier period two to four times as great as any previous estimate.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

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. ns29-012

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 bibliographical references (p. 72-74)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 Demographer-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1960

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). pre 1770 - 1850

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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