Kroeber conducted field work with several Klamath River groups, including the Karok, Wiyot, and Yurok Indians; the Yokuts
Indians of Central California; with Ishi, the last member of the Yahi band of the Sacramento Valley; the Mohave Indians of
the Colorado River region; and the Zuni Indians of New Mexico, among many other groups. He also carried out archaeological
field work in Mexico and Peru. He published more that 500 books and articles on anthropological topics, and served as an expert
witness in the Indian land claims cases Clyde F. Thompson et. al. v. United States, Docket No. 31, and Ernest Risling et.
al. v. United States, Docket 37.
Alfred Louis Kroeber was a renowned professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a keen intellect
who played a major role in shaping the study of anthropology into the academic discipline that it is today. His magnetic personality
and generous spirit endeared him to his students and colleagues. Kroeber's voluminous scholarly output as well as his lengthy
and influential teaching career earned him a place among the most respected anthropologists of all time.
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