Publication Date

5-19-1958

Abstract

The Walapai Indians, an upland Arizona Yuman--speaking tribe, in historic times lived in northwestern Arizona. Their territory extended from the Colorado River on the North and West, to the Bill Williams Fork-Santa Maria River on the south, and the Cataract Creek drainage on the east. This same region, prehistorically, was occupied by the Cerbat Branch, a group included by archaeologists within the Patayan Root. Archaeologists, solely from surface surveys, have suggested a history of the Cerbat from about 700 to 1150 A.D. After that date no cultural data for the area were known until 1776, when the Franciscan Father Garces recorded the presence there of the Walapai. Furthermore, ethnographic information was limited essentially to a relatively superficial study done by students under the direction of A. L. Kroeber in 1929.

Document Type

Dissertation

Language

English

Degree Name

Anthropology

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

UNM Department of Anthropology

First Committee Member (Chair)

Florence Hawley Ellis

Second Committee Member

Frank C. Hibben

Third Committee Member

Willard Williams Hill

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