|About the Book|
About Book:This short monograph has some of the last linguistic data on the long extinct Native Southern Californian languages salvaged by A. L. Kroeber, the dean of Native Californian linguistics.About Author:Alfred Louis Kroeber (June 11, 1876 – October 5, 1960) was an American cultural anthropologist. He received his Ph.D. under Franz Boas at Columbia University in 1901, the first doctorate in anthropology awarded by Columbia. And he was the first professor appointed to the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. He played an integral role in the early days of its Museum of Anthropology, where he served as director from 1909 through 1947. Kroeber provided detailed information about Ishi, the last surviving member of the Yana people, whom he studied over a period of years.