California Indian tribes once lived all over the state, from the shore to the desert. Each tribe had its own way of life, stories, customs, and beliefs. Learn about the many influences that California's first peoples have made in the past, and how they continue to influence the present. This primary source reader explores the history of the Hupa, Chumash, Tongva, Yokuts, Quechan, and Coso tribes. This fact-filled nonfiction title integrates social studies content knowledge and language arts instruction. The detailed images, fascinating facts, and supportive text work together to help students better understand the content. A glossary, index, and table of contents are provided to build readers' comprehension.