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1899 - Bureau of American Ethnology - California Map Showing Native Territories Pre-Settlement - 1898

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Paper1611 of 2238Mildred Rackley Simon - Serigraph of Ibiza 88/150Sheets of German Stickers from the late 19th century
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Posted 4 years ago


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This map is somewhat difficult to read, but very interesting to those of us in California. I bought this off Ebay a couple years ago. Has anyone ever seen this before? I'd love to find out more info on it or even share it w/ native people who might be interested.

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  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 4 years ago
    Awesome find! I'm a Californian and would love to see this map up close. Reminds me of something found in the Southwest Museum in LA, which was founded by a man named Charles Loomis, who was somewhat an expert on California Indian culture 100 years or so ago.
  2. purpledog purpledog, 4 years ago
    This is so interesting! I love old maps and have a few. It's interesting to see how lands and lines grow and change. Thanks so much for posting this.
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 month ago
    many years later, i finally see your comments stefdesign and purpledog! thank you for commenting!
  4. brunswick brunswick, 1 month ago
    Ho2..Are there possibly any Indian reservations nearby or in California whom you may share this with??..Looking at my atlas now I see some small ones, such as the 'Hoopa Valley', by Eureka..The closest to you appears to be 'Round Valley' in North Medocino County....and yes..very neat map!!!

  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 month ago
    Hi Thomas. i've shown the map to some California Indian friends before. I may make some copies of it to send to native friends around Hoopa or anywhere else they are interested. if you know of anyone, send them to me.
  6. brunswick brunswick, 1 month ago
    Will do!!! Take care!!!


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