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References and Links

The Reference section provides sources for more comprehensive research of lifeways and cultural practices of the groups addressed. A major goal of this brief guide is to motivate the reader to access the wealth of fascinating and significant existing literature regarding these remarkable peoples.

NOTE: A large number of resources exist, and many were used in the compilation of the information contained in this booklet. The listings below represent a few of the most basic pertinent references.

Bean, Lowell John and Charles R. Smith
1978 Serrano. In Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 8, California. William C. Sturtevant, general editor, Robert F. Heizer, volume editor, pp. 570-574. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.

Bettinger, Robert L.
1978 Alternative Adaptive Strategies in the Prehistoric Great Basin. Journal of Anthropological Research 34: 27-46.

Bettinger, R. L. and M.A. Baumhoff
1982 The Numic Spread: Great Basin Cultures in Competition. American Antiquity 47(3): 485-503.

Blackburn, Thomas C. and Lowell J. Bean
1978 Kitanemuk. In Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 8,
California. William C. Sturtevant, general editor, Robert F. Heizer, volume editor, pp. 564-569. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.

Davis, James T.
1961 Trade Routes and Economic Exchange among the Indians of California. Berkeley: University of California Archaeological Survey Reports 54.

Earle, David
1990-present Personal Communication. (Ethnological/Ethnographic Consultant.)
2001 New Evidence on the Political Geography of the Western Mojave Desert. Lancaster, CA: Antelope Valley Archaeological Society, Occasional Paper No. 2.

King, Chester and Thomas C. Blackbum
1978 Tataviam. In Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 8, California. William C. Sturtevant, general editor, Robert F. Heizer, volume editor, pp. 535-537. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.

Kroeber, Alfred L.
1925 Handbook of the Indians of California. Washington D.C.: Bureau
of American Ethnology, Bulletin 78.

Robinson, Roger W. (editor)
1987 Prehistory of the Antelope Valley, California: An Overview. Lancaster, CA: Antelope Valley Archaeological Society, Occasional Paper No.1.

Strong, William D.
1972 Aboriginal Society in Southern California. Banning, CA: Malki Museum Press.

Sutton, Mark Q.
1988 An Introduction to the Archaeology of the Western Mojave Desert, California. Archives of California Prehistory, No. 14. Salinas: Coyote Press.

Warren, Claude N.
1983 The Desert Region. In California Archaeology. Michael J. Moratto, editor, pp. 339-430. Orlando, FL: Academic Press.

Zigmond, Maurice L.
1981 Kawaiisu Ethnobotany. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
1986 Kawaiisu. In Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 11, Great Basin. William C. Sturtevant, general editor, Walter d'Azevedo, volume editor, pp. 398-411. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.


Anthropology Department, Cabrillo College
Resources on California Native peoples

National Park Service
A history of American Indians in California

Native American Cultural Center
California tribal group map

University of California, Riverside
Bibliographies and links on California Indians, access to archives of early material

Other Indian cultural centers, museums and parks to visit in the region

Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery
44801 Sierra Hwy
Lancaster, CA 93534

(661) 723-6250
Miles from AVIM: 20 miles

Victor Valley Museum
11873 Apple Valley Rd.
Apple Valley, Ca 92308
(760) 240-2111
(760) 240-5290
Miles from AVIM: 49 miles

Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center
State Hwy 2 and Mt. Wilson Red Box Rd.
La Cañada-Flintridge, CA 91011
Miles from AVIM: 52 miles

Mojave River Valley Museum
270 Virginia Way
P. O. Box 1282
Barstow, CA 92312
Miles from AVIM: 68 miles

Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park
112 F Street, Suite A
Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 822-3720
Miles from AVIM: 68 miles

Tehachapi Museum
310 S. Green St.
Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 822-8152
Miles from AVIM: 69 miles

Red Rock Canyon State Park
Highway 14
Cantil, CA 93519
(661) 942-0662
Miles from AVIM: 72 miles

Sherman Indian Museum
9010 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503
Miles from AVIM: 74 miles

Fort Tejon State Historic Park
4201 Fort Tejon Rd.
Lebec, CA 93243
(661) 248-6692
Miles from AVIM: 75 miles

Los Angeles State Historic Park
North Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(818) 880-0350
Miles from AVIM: 79 miles

Southwest Museum
234 Museum Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 221-2164
Miles from AVIM: 80 miles

Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum
Lake Perris SRA
17801 Lake Perris Dr.
Perris, CA 92571
(951) 657-0676
Miles from AVIM: 82 miles

Malki Museum
P.O. Box 578
Banning, CA 92220
(951) 849-7289
Miles from AVIM: 92 miles

Dorothy Ramon Learning Center
P.O. Box 1510
Banning, CA 92220
Miles from AVIM: 92 miles

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center
Via Goleta
Newbury Park, CA
(805) 375-1930
Miles from AVIM: 97 miles

Maturango Museum
100 E. Las Flores Ave.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-6900
Miles from AVIM: 98 miles

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
219 South Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA
(760) 323-0151
Miles from AVIM: 110 miles

Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park
Painted Caves Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 733-3713
Miles from AVIM: 155 miles

California State Parks
Miles from AVIM: See web site

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