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Shoshonean dialectic groups, one peculiar to the region and three extending over larger areas to the east and south, had spilled, as it were, over the crest of the Sierras into the San Joaquin valley, yet it was only the higher and more mountainous regions which they held, the valley itself being everywhere in the possession of the Californian Yokuts; and actual evidence as to any movement of the Shoshoneans over the mountains into the drainage of the great valley is totally wanting.


Shoshoneans in the San Joaquin-Tulare drainage:

1. Mono or Monachi (including Nim, Halkoma, Intimpich, etc.) south to Kaweah river; Mono-Paviotso group of the Plateau branch.

2. Tübatulabal on Kern river and Bankalachi on Deer Creek; Tübatulabal group and branch.

3. Kawaiisu (Kaweisa, Newooah), Northern part of Tehachapi range, Ute-Chemehuevi group of the Plateau branch.

4. Gikidanum (Mayaintalap, Tejon Indians), Tejon Creek, etc.; Serrano group of the Southern California branch.
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