The Chumash: The Most Powerful Native American Tribes

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Native American tribes have been used, abused, and decimated throughout history, and it all started with European contact. The Chumash are a group of Native Americans that are located in the California culture area. They are one of the more peaceful Native American tribes, and one of the largest. They had unique subsistence strategies and food reliance because of their location, which was basically in between the coast and inland California. Prehistoric Chumash territory was very vast, and was significantly reduced during European contact. European contact decimated the Chumash very similarly to the way it decimated many other tribes like through disease and assimilation practices. Aside, from all that the Chumash have a very fascinating culture

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