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Chapter 2, Lesson 1: Discovering the First Californians (pp. 32-36)

I. The First People Arrive

II. Scientists Find Clues to Early Life

    A. Scientists, called archaeologists, search for objects and other clues that tell them about the past.

    B. Archaeologist Stuart Streuver discovered the earliest permanent homes in North America.

III. People Live in Tribes

    A. The first people in California lived in villages along the coast or by rivers and streams.

    B. As villages grew, people moved away and started new villages where they could find more food.

    C. By 1492, more than 100 tribes lived all over California.

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