The Desert Cahuilla: A Study of Cultural Landscapes and Historic Settlements

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Title:
The Desert Cahuilla: A Study of Cultural Landscapes and Historic Settlements
Author:
Lewis, Larea Mae
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Embargo:
Release after 09-May-2014
Abstract:
A strong relationship exists between the Cahuilla people and their cultural landscapes. The meaning of cultural places is expressed through traditional knowledge of oral histories, place names, traditional songs, ceremonies and landscape use. Historically, the Cahuilla maintained their relationship with landscapes while incorporating new lifestyles introduced by the Spanish, Mexicans, and Americans. My thesis provides a basic model for examining historical settlements patterns and analyzing the continued traditional lifestyle and landscape by the Desert Cahuilla. Using information from published ethnographic data and traditional knowledge, I use GIS mapping to provide visual support to some hypotheses scholars have on village migrations and continued cultural landscape use. This is the first step in researching historic cultural landscape use and the information can be used in further analysis in archaeology and cultural resource use. Furthermore, this thesis will serve as a significant source in rediscovering, reconnecting, and preserving Cahuilla places.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Cahuilla Historical Settlements; Cahuilla Oral Stories; Desert Cahuilla; Anthropology; Cahuilla
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ferguson, T. J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Desert Cahuilla: A Study of Cultural Landscapes and Historic Settlementsen_US
dc.creatorLewis, Larea Maeen_US
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Larea Maeen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.releaseRelease after 09-May-2014en_US
dc.description.abstractA strong relationship exists between the Cahuilla people and their cultural landscapes. The meaning of cultural places is expressed through traditional knowledge of oral histories, place names, traditional songs, ceremonies and landscape use. Historically, the Cahuilla maintained their relationship with landscapes while incorporating new lifestyles introduced by the Spanish, Mexicans, and Americans. My thesis provides a basic model for examining historical settlements patterns and analyzing the continued traditional lifestyle and landscape by the Desert Cahuilla. Using information from published ethnographic data and traditional knowledge, I use GIS mapping to provide visual support to some hypotheses scholars have on village migrations and continued cultural landscape use. This is the first step in researching historic cultural landscape use and the information can be used in further analysis in archaeology and cultural resource use. Furthermore, this thesis will serve as a significant source in rediscovering, reconnecting, and preserving Cahuilla places.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectCahuilla Historical Settlementsen_US
dc.subjectCahuilla Oral Storiesen_US
dc.subjectDesert Cahuillaen_US
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_US
dc.subjectCahuillaen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFerguson, T. J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMills, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberParezo, Nancyen_US
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