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The Island Chumash by Douglas J. Kennett

Title The Island Chumash
Author Douglas J. Kennett
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2005-04-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 310
ISBN 0520931432
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Colonized as early as 13,500 years ago, the Northern Channel Islands of California offer some of the earliest evidence of human habitation along the west coast of North America. The Chumash people who lived on these islands are considered to be among the most socially and politically complex hunter-gatherers in the world. This book provides a powerful and innovative synthesis of the cultural and environmental history of the chain of islands. Douglas J. Kennett shows that the trends in cultural elaboration were, in part, set into motion by a series of dramatic environmental events that were the catalyst for the unprecedented social and political complexity observed historically.

Justinian Caire And Santa Cruz Island by Frederic Caire Chiles

Title Justinian Caire and Santa Cruz Island
Author Frederic Caire Chiles
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date 2013-02-14
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780806189475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the fabled Channel Islands of Southern California, Santa Cruz was once the largest privately owned island off the coast of the continental United States. This multifaceted account traces the island’s history from its aboriginal Chumash population to its acquisition by The Nature Conservancy at the end of the twentieth century. The heart of the book, however, is a family saga: the story of French émigré Justinian Caire and his descendants, who owned and occupied the island for more than fifty years. The author, descended from Caire, uses family archives unavailable to earlier historians to recount the full, previously untold story. Justinian Caire and Santa Cruz Island opens with Caire’s early life as a San Francisco businessman and his acquisition of Santa Cruz Island, where he created a ranching kingdom based on sheep, cattle, and wine. Frederic Caire Chiles examines the business practices of the Justinian Caire and Santa Cruz Island companies, documenting the island’s economic ups and downs and the environmental impact of ranching in those days. Above all, he looks at the family’s daily life on the island from the mid-nineteenth into the twentieth century. This epic contains tragic elements, as well. What began as a profitable ranch and an idyllic retreat ended in the family divided by bitter litigation and the forced sale of the island. Family diaries and letters enable Chiles to tell the story of an intensely private clan and its struggle to hold an island dynasty together. The history of Santa Cruz Island has never been told so thoroughly or so well. Replete with intimate portraits and high drama, this California story will move readers as it informs them.

Title The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom
Author Jeanne E. Arnold
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2001
Category Social Science
Total Pages 317
ISBN UOM:39015062856375
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Annotation A new series of reprints, monographs, and edited volumes on the anthropology and prehistory of Pacific North America. The series will include works from the coastal and riverine regions of Alaska to California.

The Rainbow Bridge by Audrey Wood

Title The Rainbow Bridge
Author Audrey Wood
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2000
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 015202106X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A contemporary story based on the Chumash Indian legend about the origin of dolphins.

Title The Chumash World at European Contact
Author Lynn H. Gamble
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2011-08-22
Category History
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9780520271241
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Chumash World at European Contact is a major achievement that will be required reading and a fundamental reference in a variety of disciplines for years to come."—Thomas C. Blackburn, editor of December's Child: A Book of Chumash Oral Narratives "An extremely valuable synthesis of the historical, ethnographic, and archaeological record of one of the most remarkable populations of Native Californians."—Glenn J. Farris, Senior Archaeologist, California State Parks Department

Title Archaeology on the Northern Channel Islands of California
Author Brenda Bowser
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1993
Category Archaeological surveying
Total Pages 167
ISBN STANFORD:36105009036943
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Santa Cruz Island by John Gherini

Title Santa Cruz Island
Author John Gherini
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015-07
Category History
Total Pages 271
ISBN 0806152036
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For the first time a thorough history of Santa Cruz Island's tumultuous past is provided. In pre-Columbian times it was a source of wealth to the indigenous peoples--the place where they made their shell bead money. During the Spanish-Mexican period it was a smuggler's haven, where fur hunters avoided the customs officials.

Title The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Late Holocene San Miguel Island
Author Torben C. Rick
Publisher ISD LLC
Release Date 2007-12-31
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781938770319
Language English, Spanish, and French
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California's northern Channel Islands have one of the longest and best-preserved archaeological records in the Americas, spanning some 13,000 calendar years. When European explorers first travelled to the area, these islands were inhabited by the Chumash, some of the most populous and culturally complex hunter-gatherers known. Chumash society was characterised by hereditary leaders, sophisticated exchange networks and interaction spheres, and diverse maritime economies. Focusing on the archaeology of five sites dated to the last 3,000 years, this book examines the archaeology and historical ecology of San Miguel Island, the westernmost and most isolated of the northern Channel Islands. Detailed faunal, artefact, and other data are woven together in a diachronic analysis that investigates the interplay of social and ecological developments on this unique island. The first to focus solely on San Miguel Island archaeology, this book examines issues ranging from coastal adaptations to emergent cultural complexity to historical ecology and human impacts on ancient environments.

The Way The Wind Blows by Roderick J. McIntosh

Title The Way the Wind Blows
Author Roderick J. McIntosh
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2000-08-24
Category Science
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780231505789
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human beings in the past responded to climatic and other environmental changes and to synthesize the implications of these historical patterns for present-day sustainability spurred a conference of the world's leading scholars on the topic. The Way the Wind Blows is the rich result of that conference. Articles discuss the dynamics of climate, human perceptions of and responses to the environment, and issues of sustainability and resiliency. These themes are illustrated through discussions of human societies around the world and throughout history.

Title A Guide to East Santa Cruz Island
Author Don Morris
Publisher Trafford Publishing
Release Date 2006-06-02
Category Travel
Total Pages 74
ISBN 9781412210669
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Channel Islands National Park, immediately adjacent to millions of southern Californians, sees relatively few visitors because of the logistical and physical challenges involved in visiting any of the islands. This guidebook provides detailed advice on planning a trip, what essential items to bring, expected weather conditions, sketches of the natural and cultural history of the island, and detailed descriptions of possible walks on the island, ranging from strolls of a few minutes to overnight backpack trips. The author describes several routes that are not listed among the official maintained trails on the island. Routes are rated by relative difficulty and safety measures and skill levels are described for the prospective visitor.

Title Foundations of Chumash Complexity
Author Jeanne E. Arnold
Publisher Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Release Date 2004
Category Social Science
Total Pages 190
ISBN STANFORD:36105114148443
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume highlights the latest research on the foundations of sociopolitical complexity in coastal California. The populous maritime societies of southern California, particularly the groups known collectively as the Chumash, have gone largely unrecognized as prototypical complex hunter-gatherers, only recently beginning to emerge from the shadow of their more celebrated counterparts on the Northwest Coast of North America. While Northwest cultures are renowned for such complex institutions as ceremonial potlatches, slavery, cedar plank-house villages, and rich artistic traditions, the Chumash are increasingly recognized as complex hunter-gatherers with a different set of organizational characteristics: ascribed chiefly leadership, a strong maritime economy based on oceangoing canoes, an integrative ceremonial system, and intensive and highly specialized craft production activities. Chumash sites provide some of the most robust data on these subjects available in the Americas. Contributors present stimulating new analyses of household and village organization, ceremonial specialists, craft specializations and settlement data, cultural transmission processes, bead manufacturing practices, watercraft, and the acquisition of prized marine species.

Title Island of the Blue Dolphins
Author Scott O'Dell
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 1960
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 184
ISBN 0395069629
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind.

The Chumash by Raymond Bial

Title The Chumash
Author Raymond Bial
Publisher Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Release Date 2004
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 126
ISBN 0761416811
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways, and notable people of the Chumash.

The Chumash by Liz Sonneborn

Title The Chumash
Author Liz Sonneborn
Publisher Lerner Publications
Release Date 2006-09-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 56
ISBN 0822559129
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Meet the Chumash Indians and learn about their establishment in America, their traditions and their values.

Title Chumash Houses Households and Economy
Author Anthony Paul Graesch
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category Chumash Indians
Total Pages 300
ISBN OCLC:47107143
Language English, Spanish, and French
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California S Channel Islands by Frederic Caire Chiles

Title California s Channel Islands
Author Frederic Caire Chiles
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date 2015-01-20
Category History
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9780806149226
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Prehistoric foragers, conquistadors, missionaries, adventurers, hunters, and rugged agriculturalists parade across the histories of these little-known islands on the horizon of twenty-first century Southern California. This chain of eight islands is home to a biodiversity unrivaled anywhere on Earth. In addition, the Channel Islands reveal the complex geology and the natural and human history of this part of the world, from the first human probing of the continent we now call North America to modern-day ranchers, vineyardists, yachtsmen, and backpackers. Not far below the largely undisturbed surface of these islands are the traces of a California that flourished before historical time, vestiges of a complex forager culture originating with the first humans to cross the Bering Land Bridge and spread down the Pacific coast. This culture came to an end a mere 450 years ago with the arrival of Spanish conquistadors and missionaries, whose practices effectively depopulated the archipelago. The largely empty islands in turn attracted Anglo-American agriculturalists, including Frederic Caire Chiles’s own ancestors, who battled the elements to build empires based on cattle, sheep, wine, and wool. Today adventure tourism is the heart of the islands’ economy, with the late-twentieth-century formation of Channel Islands National Park, which opened five of the islands to the general public. For visitors and armchair travelers alike, this book weaves the strands of natural history, island ecology, and human endeavor to tell the Channel Islands’ full story.

Title The Rock Paintings of the Chumash
Author Campbell Grant
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 1965
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Chumash Ethnobotany by Janice Timbrook

Title Chumash Ethnobotany
Author Janice Timbrook
Publisher Heyday Books
Release Date 2007
Category Nature
Total Pages 271
ISBN UOM:39015073880513
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"From islands off the shore of Santa Barbara to the chaparral-covered mountains of the dry inland regions, the land of the Chumash is a storehouse of plants, an area of great biological richness and variety. Living intimately within this land for more than nine thousand years, the Chumash developed an intense and sophisticated relationship with the plants around them. They collected and processed nuts, seeds, berries, roots, leaves, twigs, shoots, and wood from which they created practically everything they needed to live, from medicines to weapons to decorative itmes. Covering bothi historical and contemporary use of plants, this book--the result of three decades of research in archives and among the native people--celebrates more than just the variety of plants; it celebrates the resourcefulness and ingenuity of the people who have always known them best"--Back cover.

Title Channel Islands National Park
Author Susan Lamb
Publisher Western National Parks Association
Release Date 1998-01-01
Category Travel
Total Pages 63
ISBN 9781877856747
Language English, Spanish, and French
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California sea lions line the beaches and gray whales float by during migration. With almost two hundred square miles of ocean and five remarkable islands, Channel Islands National Park represents miniature versions of a California many visitors may have thought long lost. With the rich diversity of plants and animals protected within its boundaries, the park conserves archeological sites from almost 13,000 years of human presence.