The California Indians
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The California Indians a source book by Heizer, Robert Fleming

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


  • Antiquities,
  • Indians of North America

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementcompiled and edited by R.F. Heizer and M.A. Whipple
ContributionsWhipple, Mary Anne
The Physical Object
Pagination492 p. :
Number of Pages492
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25585483M

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