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Native Americans - American Indians, The First People of America Yurok Native North Americans who in the mid-19th cent. occupied NW California, particularly the area around the Klamath River. They were of the California cultural area but had some Pacific Northwest Coast culture traits; they subsisted on salmon and acorns, and for money they used the dentalium shell, which they received from tribes living farther north. Their property laws were unique among Native Americans, pertaining only to the realm of the individual; the Yurok recognized no public claim to property. By 1855 a reservation was set aside for them. They then numbered some 2,500. Presently a small number of Yurok live on the Hoopa Reservation in California. The Yurok and their southern neighbors, the Wiyot, speak languages of the Ritwan group that belong to the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock and possibly to the Algonquian branch of this stock .

Indian Gal's Yurok Page  - http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Bungalow/4249/
Yurok woman's homepage, with pictures and links.

The Yurok: Land and Civilization  - http://www.qal.berkeley.edu/~kroeber/hicchap1.htm
Text of Alfred Kroeber's definitive ethnography of the Yurok.

Yurok  - http://www.geocities.com/bigorrin/yuro.htm
Background information and indexed links about Yurok culture, community, history, and language.

Yurok Nation  - http://www.yuroktribe.nsn.us/
Official homepage of the Yurok Nation. Currently under construction and features only the Yurok seal.

Yurok Tribe  - http://www.northcoast.com/~aids/resource/a88.html
Contact and basic information for these California Indians.

Wiyot/Yurok Bibliography  - http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ashleecb/wiyotbib.htm
Thorough bibliography of materials on the Wiyot and Yurok languages.

Yurok  - http://www.geocities.com/bigorrin/yuro.htm
Page dedicated to the Yurok language, also with information and links about Yurok culture, history, and genealogy.