Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - A Chukchansi Yokuts Woman border=
Title:
A Chukchansi Yokuts Woman
Date:
1924
Size:
Volume, 12.5 x 9.5 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Dwellings: throughout the hill country in the north the Yokuts house was of the Miwok type, a conical, grass-thatched structure over an excavation. In the Northern plains the thatch was of tules. In the south the dwelling was an elongate structure, the poles of the framework meeting at the line of the ridge and the covering consisting of tule mats. The interior was partitioned off with mats into may rooms, each with its individual entrance and fire. Generally one such structure housed the entire population of the village. Sweat-houses were of the semi-subterranean, earth covered type. - Edward Curtis
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