Geography and place names

Click on an area of the map, from Robert Spott and A. L. Kroeber's 1942 Yurok Narratives, to see the names of places in that area. The geography database is being expanded but is still very incomplete, so you may not find what you want.

Teaching, learning, and documenting Yurok

Lucy Thompson's 1916 To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok woman, among the first books by a Native American author, is a valuable source of Yurok words and phrases spelled using her own distinctive but logical system. Thompson later also worked with the linguist Gladys Reichard on Yurok language documentation.
[Photo: Bancroft Library.]