CA504edited - The California Culture Area T he The Region T...

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The California Culture Area The California Culture Area
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The Region The Region There is a multitude of tribal diversity in California.
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The Environment The Environment
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The Lifestyle The Lifestyle Housing styles varied depending on the climate and environment.
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Acorn Culture Acorn Culture Acorns have been a staple of Native California economies for millennia. Plentiful and nutritious, they could be collected and stored for a continual food source. Grinding holes Acorn granary Live Oak acorn
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Processing Acorns Processing Acorns
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Cooking in a Basket Cooking in a Basket Acorn meal is spread into a shallow basket and water is poured over it to wash out the tannic acid. The acorn meal is added to a cooking basket full of heated water. Rocks are heated in a nearby fire and transferred to the basket to keep the mixture hot. By adding hot rocks and removing cooled ones, it is possible to boil water in a basket.
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The People The People
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The Regions of California The Regions of California California can be divided into a lot of smaller regions because its climate is so varied. There is are 6 distinct areas: The Coast The Mountains The Northern area The Southern area The Central valley The Deserts
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The Impact of Contact The Impact of Contact California tribes endured tremendous hardship during the 19 th century The Mission System Disease The Gold Rush Bounties Legislated Slavery Treaty Violations Reparations
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Artistic Traditions Artistic Traditions While basketry is the premier artform known from the California region, many other arts have been created. Shellwork, woodcarving, stoneworking, featherwork, and beadwork have been produced.
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Basketry Basketry Every tribe produced some form of basketry in pre- Contact times. Some baskets were quickly
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