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Detailed map of the State of California, depicting the various Linguistic Regions of the California Indian Tribes.

This large, colorful and historically important map was compiled under the direction of J.W. Powell. The map appeard in Volume III - Contributions to North American Ethnology of Steven Powers' report. Powers is considered California's first Ethnologist. This map is a detailed examination of the Indian tribes throughout the state. The extensive legend provides the key to the coloring of the tribes, which identifies nineteen Linguistic Stocks. There is good detail of the existing railroads between Ft. Yuma and the Los Angeles area, and up the central valley to Sacramento and north to end at Shasta. This map was drawn by H. Lindenkohl.