Scenic USA - California
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Santa Barbara Harbor
|Photo by Clayton Esterson
Clayton Esterson Gallery
Intricate basketry, plank canoes, and the use of shell bead money contributed to the great success of the Chumash Tribe. A large group of independent villages were spread over todayís Santa Barbara area. A population of 18,000 natives, occupying the coast and Channel Islands, were greeted by the first Spanish explorers in the mid 1500s. During the Spanish mission period, natives were Christianized and educated in agriculture. Ranching and farming became the main occupation for the next 100 years.
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