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Yokuts Culture and History

As a complement to our Yokuts language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Yokuts tribe and their society. Please note that Yokutss and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Yokuts history is interesting and important, but the Yokuts 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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Yokuts Tribal and Community Websites

Tachi Yokut Tribe * Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians:
    Official homepages of two California Yokut tribes.
Tinoqui Chalola Indian Council:
    Information from an organization representing the Kitanemuk and Yowlumne Indians of the Bakersfield area.

Yokuts Lifestyle and Tradition

Linguistic Families of Northern California * Pre-Contact California Tribal Territories:
    Maps showing where in California the Yokuts people live.
The Yokut Indians:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Yokut tribe.
    General overview of Yokut Indian culture and history.
Yokut Legends:
    Collection of Yokut Indian legends and folktales.
Yokut Indian Baskets:
    Yokut and other California Indian artwork for sale online. With many photographs.
Four Directions Institute: Yokuts (Yokotch):
    Profile and historical timeline of the California Yokuts tribe.
Yokuts Deer Stew * Acorn Pancake Recipe * Islay Bread:
    Traditional Yokut Indian recipes.

Books for sale on the Yokuts Indians

The Tache-Yokuts, Indians of the San Joaquin Valley * How Coyote Stole the Sun: Myth, music, and Yokuts culture:
    Two ethnographies of the Yokut Indian people for sale online.
    A good book on the Yokuts tribe for kids.
Native American Book List:
    Evolving list of books about Yokutss and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Yokut People * Yokuts: * Yokuts Tribe:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Yokuts Indians.
  La vida de las tribus de California * Los Yokut:
  Information about the Yokuts and other California Indian tribes in Spanish.
  Yokuts Tribe:
  Yokuts links.

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