First Peoples of North America: The People and Culture of the Chumash, 1st Edition

  • Joel Newsome
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502622564
  • ISBN-13: 9781502622563
  • DDC: 979.4004
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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For thousands of years, Native Americans have called North America home. They built great cities, communities, and cultures in the continent’s hills, valleys, deserts, and forests. However, for many, with the arrival of Europeans, traditional ways of life were challenged and sometimes eradicated entirely. As was the case with many Native tribes living on the West Coast, the Chumash were eventually influenced by the California missions and Catholic priests that populated the region from the 1700s onward. This is the story of how they persisted, despite hardship, and what life for Chumash members is like today.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Authors' Note.
1: A Culture Begins.
2: Building a Civilization.
3: Life in a Chumash Village.
4: Beliefs of the Chumash.
5: Overcoming Hardships.
6: The Nation's Presence Now.
7: Faces of the Chumash.
Further Information.
About the Authors.