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Early Indian Tribes, Culture Areas and Language Stocks in Alaska

Source: Perry-Casta├▒eda Library Map Collection. Historical Maps of the United States.
Data Source: Early Indian Tribes, Culture Areas, and Linguistic Stocks. The National Atlas of the United States of America. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, 1970.

Date Digitized: 2010

Map Description:
Illustrated here are the Native American tribes of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands along with their linguistic stocks, as hypothesized by Sturtevant. He notes that tribal distributions depicted are sometimes arbitrary, as the information used to determine them was gathered over a large span of time. He also states that the cultural areas which indicate "minor" tribes that share cultural traits are vaguely classified at times, and that the distribution of many cultural traits does not coincide (Sturtevant).

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