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The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California   By: (1896-1974)

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ANTHROPOLOGICAL RECORDS

16:4

THE ABORIGINAL POPULATION OF ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA

BY S. F. COOK

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS BERKELEY AND LOS ANGELES 1957

THE ABORIGINAL POPULATION OF ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA

BY S. F. COOK

ANTHROPOLOGICAL RECORDS Vol. 16, No. 4

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PUBLICATIONS ANTHROPOLOGICAL RECORDS

Editors (Berkeley): J. H. Rowe, R. F. Heizer, R. F. Murphy, E. Norbeck

Volume 16, No. 4, pp. 131 156 3 maps

Submitted by editors November 7, 1956

Issued June 21, 1957

Price, 50 cents

University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles California

Cambridge University Press London, England

Manufactured in the United States of America

CONTENTS

Page Introduction 131 The Fages Crespi Expedition 131 The Anza Font Expedition 132 The Cañizares Expedition 136 Exploratory and punitive expeditions, 1776 1811 138 Fr. Antonio Danti's expedition 140 Raymundo el Californio's trip 141 Pedro Amador's expeditions 141 Luís Peralta's expeditions 143 The Cuevas Affair 144 Fr. José Viader's first expedition 145 Fr. Ramón Abella's expedition 145 Aboriginal Groups 146 Location 146 Population estimates 148 Bibliography 150

MAPS 1. Outline map of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, facing 131 2. Map of the Port of San Francisco, 1776, by José Cañizares 153 3. Revised map of the Port of San Francisco, 1781 155

[Illustration: Map 1. Outline map of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, showing (1) the approximate areas inhabited by the principal tribal groups and (2) the known archaeological habitation sites.]

THE ABORIGINAL POPULATION OF ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA

BY S. F. COOK

INTRODUCTION

The following pages have a twofold purpose. First, there is extended to new territory an analysis of aboriginal population and ecology in California which has already encompassed the San Joaquin Valley (Cook, 1955) and the north coast (Cook, 1956). The area treated here is a portion of that occupied by the Costanoan linguistic division, which extended from San Francisco Bay throughout the interior ranges and along the coast as far south as the latitude of Salinas and Monterey. However, in view of the many accounts which have been written concerning the settlement of coastal California and the establishment of the missions, it seems preferable to devote attention almost exclusively to one restricted region and to deal with this as exhaustively as possible... Continue reading book >>




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