Marks of Transformation: Tribal Tattooing in California ...

Marks of Transformation: ... Yurok. Women with various chin tattoos, ca. 1890s. Yurok. Women with various chin tattoos, ca. 1890s. Among the Shasta, Achumawi, Atsugewi, Klamath, Maidu, Wintu, Karok, and Tolowa deer hoof dance rattles were given to female initiates to frighten away evil spirits. And around Maricopa, Diegueño, Kamia, and other ...…

Taking It On The Chin (culture) - Native News Network

Taking It on the Chin. By Allie Hostler. ARCATA, Calif.—Before the 20th century, most Hupa, Yurok and Karuk women wore “111” tattoos on their chins. The men had money tattoos on their upper arms to measure accurately the strands of dentalia, juniper berries and other items used then as currency.…

The Yurok Tribe Culture Page

Culture. History. Our world began long before non-Indian exploration and settlement occurred in our area. At one time our people lived in over fifty villages throughout our ancestral territory. The laws, health and spirituality of our people were untouched by non-Indians.…

The Yurok Tribe Home Page

YUROK PHRASE OF THE WEEK. Keech chey-po-rey-gehl leykw. (See, it's cold weather outside..) click here for the Yurok alphabet click here for more phrases. Home Yurok Tribe Culture Yurok Tribe Region Yurok Tribe Government Yurok Tribe Departments Yurok Tribe News Yurok Tribe Our Mission Yurok Tribe Store Yurok Tribe Contact Us Yurok Tribe Site Map.…

Early American Tattooing: The Natives - Tattoo.com

When it came to inked tattoos, the art form was very common in tribes such as the Seminole, Creek, and Cherokee. These tribal tattoos actually consisted of full designs including flowers, stars, animals, moons, and other popular symbols. For these tribes, men were more heavily tattooed than the women; however, both genders partook in the practice.…

YUROK - Califa

The name Yurok meant downstream. HOUSES. The Yurok house was built of redwood planks split from logs with wedges, and held together by squared poles tied with grapevines. The walls were low. The door was a round hole about two feet in diameter, located a few inches above ground level.…

Marks of Transformation: Tribal Tattooing in California ...

Throughout California, indigenous tattoos for both men and women usually took the form of various kinds of chin markings or “111” designs that were worn by many different tribes inhabiting nearly every region of the state (e.g, North›South: Shasta, Karok, Yurok, Hupa, Wintu, Lassik, Wailaki, Sinkyone, Yuki, Huchnom, Pomo, Patwin, Konkow ...…