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Karuk Culture and History

As a complement to our Karuk language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Karok tribe and their society. Please note that Karuks and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Karok history is interesting and important, but the Karok Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Karuk Websites

Karuk Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Karuk Indian language.
Karuk Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Karuk culture.
Karuk Legends:
    Collection of Karuk Indian legends and folktales.

Karok Tribal and Community Websites

Karuk Tribe of California:
    The Karuk tribe's official homepage.

Maps of Karok Lands

Pacific Northwest Indian Maps:
    Map of the Karok tribe and other Northwest Coast Indians of Washington, Oregon and California.
Linguistic Families of Northern California * Pre-Contact California Tribal Territories:
    Maps showing where in California the Karok people live.

Karok Lifestyle and Tradition

The Karoks:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Karok Indians.
Karuk Basket Hat * Native Clothing * Native Hats * Indian Hairstyles:
    Karok and other California Indian clothing.
Karuk Legends:
    Collection of Karuk Indian legends and folktales.
Karuk Authors:
    Karuk writers, their lives and work.
Karok Song Gallery:
    Audio files of traditional Karok songs.
Variations on Native Californian Themes:
    Guitar adaptations of traditional Karuk and other California Indian music.
Karok Indian Baskets:
    Hupa, Karok, and other California Indian artwork for sale online. With many photographs.
Four Directions Institute: Karuk Tribe:
    Profile and historical timeline of the Karok of California.

Books for sale on the Karok Indians
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Karok Indian Myths:
    Book of traditional Karok legends and mythology for sale.
Yurok-Karok Basket Weavers:
    Book about basketry traditions among the Karuk Indians and other Northern California tribes.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Karoks and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Karok:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Karok tribe.
   Pueblo Karok:
   Information about the Karok tribe in Spanish.
    Karok links.

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