Chumash, Ancient Seafarers of California
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This paper gives an overview and description of the Chumash, a Native tribe who inhabited a region of the southern California coast. The paper describes this group's most unique feature as being that they were a seafaring culture. The paper also cites speculation that this seafaring technique connects them with the Polynesians, who may have first explored and settled the West coast of North America.
From the Paper:"The Chumash are a Native tribe who inhabited a region of the southern California coast, their furthest extent stretching from what is now Santa Barbara in the north to Malibu in the south, but largely concentrated between Santa Barbara to Ventura. They also inhabited the nearby Channel Islands just off the coast, and so were one of the few California tribes with a substantial offshore presence. At one time numbering as many as 10,000, they dwindled down to just a few hundred until growing to their present estimated numbers of about 5000. Their name means makers of shell bead money, but what is most unique about..."
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