The Southeastern Yavapai

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Author: Gifford, Edward Winslow (1887-1959) from the library of Dr Harry T Getty

Year: 1932

Publisher: University of California Press

Place: Berkeley

Description:

177-252 pages with 7 plates, map, figure and bibliography. Royal octavo (10 3/4" x 7 1/4") issued in wrappers. University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Volume 29, number 3. From the library of Dr Harry T Getty. 1st edition.

Yavapai (sometimes translated as mouthy, or talkative people, but generally translated as the sun people because they worshipped the sun, though many agree that it is a corruption of the Yuman word "Nyavkopai" - east people) is an over-arching term for four distinct tribes of Native Americans from central Arizona in the United States. The Western Yavapai call themselves Tolkepaya, the Northeastern Yavapai call themselves Yavapé, the Southeastern Yavapai call themselves Kwevkepaya, and the fourth group call themselves Wipukepa. The Yavapai have much in common, linguistically and culturally, with their neighbors the Havasupai, the Hualapai, and the Athabascan Apache. Often, Yavapai were mistaken as Apache by White settlers, variously being referred to as "Apache-Mohave" or "Tonto-Apache". Before the 1860s, when White settlers began exploring for gold in the area, the Yavapai occupied an area of approximately 20,000 miles bordering the San Francisco Peaks on the north, the Pinal Mountains on the east, and Martinez Lake and the Colorado River at the point where Lake Havasu is now on the west.

Condition:

Dr Harry T Getty's stamp on front wrapper, edge wear, corners bumped, spine sunned else a very good copy.

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