By Les Field
Tales approximately abalone and their old and modern meanings are similar by way of box and his coauthors, who contain the chair and different contributors of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe; some extent area Pomo elder; the chair of the Wiyot tribe and her sister; numerous Hupa Indians; and a Karuk pupil, artist, and performer. Reflecting the divergent views of assorted local teams and folks, the tales and analyses belie any presumption of a unmarried, unified indigenous knowing of abalone. even as, they make clear abalone’s function in cultural revitalization, struggles over territory, tribal appeals for federal popularity, and connections between California’s local teams. whereas California’s abalone are at risk of extinction, their symbolic strength seems to surpass even the environmental crises affecting the state’s weak coastline.
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