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A Serrano woman on Tejon
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 15, plate 512
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
West-ography, re-imaging the West
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The Serranos (Spanish,"mountaineers"), a Shoshonean branch comprising numerous local groups, occupied San Bernardino valley, San Bernardino mountains north of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, a portion of Mojave desert north of that range and east of Mojave river, and Tehachapi mountains. This last group, who lived principally on El Paso and Tejon creeks, were the Kitanemuk. In 1853 Tejon reservation was set aside, but in 1864 it was abandoned and most of the resident Indians, including not only various Shoshoneans but many Yokuts, were taken to Tule River reservation. Tejon rancheria remains, however, a settlement of various Shoshoneans, but predominantly Kitanemuk.
Native Americans
Portrait photography
Serrano Indians
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.15 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
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