A Chukchansi Yokuts Type - Portrait - from The North American Indian
approx. 22 x 18 inches with margins
by CURTIS Edward S
Cambridge, Mass.: Photogravure by Suffolk Eng. Co, 1924. approx. 22 x 18 inches with margins. Some browning and foxingof margins, only affecting in a very minor way the shoulder on the right side. Approximately 15.5 x 11.5 inches image area. A photogravure of plate 504, portfolio XIV by Curtis.The Yokuts (previously known as Mariposans ) are an ethnic group of Native Americans native to central California. Before European contact, the Yokuts consisted of up to 60 tribes speaking the same language.Some of their descendants prefer to refer to themselves by their respective tribal names and reject the name Yokuts with the claim that it is an exonym invented by English speaking settlers and historians. "Yokuts" means "People." Conventional sub-groupings include the Foothill Yokuts, Northern Valley Yokuts, and Southern Valley Yokuts.Yokuts tribes populated the San Joaquin Valley, from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta ("the delta") south to Bakersfield and the adjacent foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which lies to the east.In the northern half of the Yokuts region, there were some tribes inhabiting the foothills of the Coast Range, which lies to the west. There is evidence of Yokuts inhabiting the Carrizo Plain and creating rock art in the Painted Rock area. (Inventory #: 33820)
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