The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom: The Chumash of the Channel Islands

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When Europeans first visited California, they encountered one of the most culturally diverse regions of the New World. The coasts and ecologically richest areas were dotted with small polities which were supported not by horticulture but exclusively by hunting, fishing, and gathering, placing them among the more complex hunter-gatherer groups in the world. "The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom" considers the Chumash, perhaps the most hierarchically organized of the California groups. It explores the final thousand years ...

The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom: The Chumash of the Channel Islands 2001, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City

ISBN-13: 9780874806748

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