from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people inhabiting northwest California, closely related in culture to the Yurok.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Hokan language of the Karok.
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- proper n. A Native American tribe of Northwestern California.
- proper n. A member of this tribe.
- proper n. The Hokan language of these people.
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- n. the Quoratean language of the Karok
- n. a member of a North American Indian people of the Klamath river valley in northern California
Lion was nearest the Fire Land, and Frog was nearest the Karok land.
There is the liveliest intertribal intercourse between the Hupa, Yurok, and Karok, so much so that all three generally attend an important religious ceremony given by any one of them.
Culturally identical with them are the neighboring Yurok and Karok.
I have in mind, e.g., the presence of postpositions in Upper Chinook, a feature that is clearly due to the influence of neighboring Sahaptin languages; or the use by Takelma of instrumental prefixes, which are likely to have been suggested by neighboring Hokan languages (Shasta, Karok).
They believe that the soul of a good Karok goes to the
How well and truly the Karok reverence the memory of the dead is shown by the fact that the highest crime one can commit is the _pet-chi-é-ri_ the mere mention of the dead relative's name.
Stephen Powers, in his valuable work so often quoted, gives a number of examples of superstitions regarding the dead, of which the following relates to the Karok of California:
Stephen Powers in his valuable work so often quoted, gives a number of examples of superstitions regarding the dead of which the following relates to the Karok of California.
They believe that the soul of a good Karok goes to the 'happy western land' beyond the great ocean.
By the Karok these tribes are called Yurok, “down” or “below,” by which name the family has recently been known.