Cultural Research

The Native American Ethnography and Ethnohistory of Joshua Tree National Park—An Overview

Written by Lowell John Bean, PH.D. and Sylvia Brakke Vane, M.A.

August 22, 2002

This report constitutes Phase I of a proposed study of the Ethnography and Ethnohistory of Native Americans of Joshua Tree National Park, hereinafter called the Project Area. It was proposed that Phase I should include a review of archaeological reports, CSRI ethnographic/ ethnohistorical reports on the Serrano, Cahuilla, Chemehuevi, and Mojave, and the contents of CSRI's library and archives, in order to draft a preliminary discussion of Native American ethnography and ethnohistory of the area as we presently know it, and the existing resources for further study. It was to be presented in outline form, and be appropriate to serve as a research design for further study.

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