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Teaching, learning, and documenting Yurok

The Berkeley anthropologist A. L. Kroeber worked with Yurok elders to document their culture and language beginning in 1901, publishing Yurok narratives in 1940 (with Robert Spott) and Yurok myths in 1976, among many other books and articles. His 1954 testimony in the land claims case "Indians of California v. US" was crucial in the Indian Claims Commission recognition that California Indians have aboriginal title to all the land in their respective territories.
[Photo: Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley.]