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Unformatted text preview: 1 C C A L I F O R N I A: A L I F O R N I A: Focus on Focus on S ANTA ANTA B ARBARA ARBARA From Indian From Indian to to American Control American Control California California Indian Period to late 1700’s Mexican Period 1822 - 1848 American Period 1848 - on Spanish Period 1700’s - 1822 Indian Period Indian Period to the late 1700 to the late 1700 ’s Indian Period Indian Period There were at least 60 tribes in what is now California. Depending on the scholar the estimates of the number of languages ranges between 64 and 80. California was one of the most linguistically diverse areas on the face of the earth. Indian Period Indian Period The central California coastal area belonged to the Chumash Indians who stretched along the coast from Los Angeles to San Simeon, numbering about 8000. 2 Spanish Period Spanish Period late 1700 late 1700 ’s to 1822 s to 1822 Spanish Period Spanish Period Spanish had trouble settling the northern territories of Mexico....
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