Acorn Use in Native California

a Mobile Classroom Outreach Trunk
Anthropology Museum
California State University, Sacramento



Maggie Howard (Paiute) prepares an acorn granary in Yosemite National Park. (Photo Courtesy of Yosemite Research Library, YNP.)


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Bibliographic Resources for Teachers

  • K-12

Annotated Bibliography of Children’s Books on California Indians (PDF)Note: this resource begins with an essay entitled “Children’s Books about Native Californians: The Importance of Critical Thinking.”

  • Adult

Annotated Bibliography of Acorn-Use Resources(PDF). (Also see Past & Present Acorn Use essay.)

Related Websites (links are topically sorted)

  • Acorn Use
  • Native California History and Contemporary Society
  • Museums/Cultural Centers and Events
  • Natural History of Oaks
  • Contemporary Issues

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