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Yurok

(yo͝or`ŏk), Native North Americans who in the mid-19th cent. occupied parts of NW California, particularly the area around the Klamath River. They were of the California cultural area but had some Pacific Northwest Coast traits (see under Natives, North AmericanNatives, North American,
peoples who occupied North America before the arrival of the Europeans in the 15th cent. They have long been known as Indians because of the belief prevalent at the time of Columbus that the Americas were the outer reaches of the Indies (i.e.
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); 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 they live on several reservations in California, mainly on the Yurok reservation on the lower Klamath River. In 1990 there were some 4,400 Yurok in the United States. 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 (see Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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The Yurok Tribe in northern California suggests a new condor release site be established in the Yurok Ancestral area, which includes vast reaches of National Park lands where hunting is prohibited, and private tribal and single-owner lands where use of lead ammunition can be monitored.
"You can have enough toxin in a shellfish that it's a health concern," Otten said, adding that the Yurok and Karuk tribes harvest the mussels downriver.
An attractive sign with the words Aiy-yu-kwee' in the native Yurok language welcomes me to a rural area of northern California, while a blue stellar jay seemingly does the same in another language I don't understand.
"Humboldt State is failing in its attempt to become 'exemplary partners' with tribal nations," says Yurok Tribe Chairman Thomas O'Rourke in a news release.
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(403) The Klamath Tribes include the Klamath, Modocs, and Yahooskin peoples of the upper basin, as well as the Kamk and Yurok tribes of the lower basin.
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1992) (explaining the property rights and enforcement systems of the Klamath, Yurok, and Comanche Tribes).
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