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
 
Primitive Foods - In the hill country acorns and other nuts, seeds of grasses, sage, and other small plants, fruits, and various roots and green stalks were important articles of food. Many of the valley dwellers were far removed from the oaks and other food producing trees and shrubs, and depended largely on tule-roots, small seeds, and fish. In the region of Tulare lake large quantities of fish were dried. In winter the San Joaquin plain swarmed with deer, antelope, and elk, but the Yokuts were not adept at hunting. The usual method was to drive the animals past an ambush. Rabbits, ground-squirrels, and small birds were of more importance than the ruminants. - Edward S. Curtis
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