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- Costanoan. // California Indians;1999, p12
Features data about the traditional way of life, population and language of Costanoan, one of the early California Indian groups that settled in the state's central coast.
- Costanoan. // Rourke's Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia;Mar2009, Issue 3, p11
Information on the North American tribe named Costanos is presented. It states that the tribe lived along the cost of northern California and informs that they were invaded by Spanish missionaries and soldiers in 1769. It also presents a brief on the language, diet, housing, and customs of Costanos.
- Exploring Indigenous Landscape Management at Quiroste Valley, The Archaeological Approach. Cuthrell, Rob; Striplen, Chuck; Lightfoot, Kent // News from Native California;Spring2009, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p26
The article discusses how Native Americans managed the land of the Quiroste Valley in San Mateo County, California through periodic burning. How archaeological research will contribute to the research project in Quiroste Valley by focusing on the collaborative approach of the Amah Mutsun and the...
- An Indian Account of the Decline and Collapse of Mexico's Hegemony Over the Missionized Indians of California. Castillo, Edward D. // American Indian Quarterly;Fall1989, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p391
Presents an eyewitness account of the decline and collapse of the Franciscan empire among the Costanoan Indians taken from an 1877 interview with Lorenzo Asisara, a Costanoan Indian and exneophyte of Mission Santa Cruz. Personal information on Asisara; Background on the Spanish colonization of...
- The Collaborative Research Program at Quiroste Valley. Lightfoot, Kent G.; Striplen, Chuck; Cuthrell, Rob // News from Native California;Winter2008/2009, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p30
This article describes a research project by a collaborative team of Indian scholars, archaeologists, ecologists, and land managers examining Indian history in the Quiroste Valley of Central California and conducting a comprehensive study of indigenous landscape management practices used in the...
- CHAPTER 7: THE COSTANOANS: PENUTIAN SPEAKING PEOPLES. Brusa, Betty War // Salinan Indians of California;1975, p64
This chapter presents information on the Costanoan Indians of California. The Costanoans lived in an area that extended from San Francisco and Carquinez south to Soledad, and possibly from the ocean east to the Mount Diablo Range. Their numbers were estimated at about 7,000. The language of the...
- Protecting the Ohlone Shellmounds of Berkeley, San Bruno, and Emeryville. Hwang, Janice // News from Native California;Spring2004, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p12
Discusses the efforts of Ohlone activists in protecting shell mound sites on private land in Berkeley, San Bruno and Emeryville in California. Significance of the sites to Ohlone Indians; Background on the ownership of the site; Excavation of the Berkeley shell mound in 1902 for scientific...
- On the Origins of California Tribal Names. Hinton, Leanne // Flutes of Fire: Essays on California Indian Languages;1994, p157
The article discusses the origin of tribal names in California. It explains the meaning of the native terms including karuk which refers to people and achumawi which pertains to river people. It states that a number of tribal names were given by the Spanish including Costanoan which means coast...
- Trade Items. Brusa, Betty War // Salinan Indians of California;1975, p85
This section presents a list of items traded between the Salinans, the Costanoans, the Chumash and the Yokuts.