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The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California

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Author: Sherburne Cook
Published: 1955
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,587 / 145 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.4
LoC Category: E
Downloads: 1,191
Added to site: 2012.02.09 31309
Genre: Science

Reprint of the 1955 ed. published by the University of California Press, Berkeley.

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ts confined their calculations to those natives who voluntarily or otherwise were incorporated in the local reservation system. That many Indians were overlooked, not only in the more remote foothills, but also in the valley itself cannot be doubted. In order to assess the population in greater detail as well as to introduce new sources of information it will be advantageous to break up the entire region into smaller units and consider these units one by one.


We may begin with the watersheds of the Stanislaus and Tuolumne rivers, since for this area reasonably complete information is available (see maps 1, 5, and 6, areas 7 and 9.) On May 31, 1851, the Daily Alta California reported the treaty made with tribes of this region and stated that they were 1,000 strong. This treaty (treaty E in the California Treaties) covered the courses of the two streams as far as their junction with the San Joaquin, on the one hand, and an indeterminate distance into the hills, on th



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