Group: Margid


Ancient Margid subtype, probably arrived with one of the oldest migrations to America. Shares some features with Ainuids. During the last centuries still present along the Californian coast. Has continuously been pushed back by other Native Americans and later Europeans. Close to extinction, survives in a few descendants of Yuki, North Pomo, Wailaki, Kato, Huchnom, and Wappo.

Physical Traits:

Medium brown skin with straight hair. Short, mesoskelic, endomorph to ectomorph. Dolicho- mesocephalic, chamae- orthocranic with a meso- platyrrhine, short nose with a depressed root. The forehead is short and receding, the face low, the supraorbital arches strong, the eyes below them are small, but not slanting. The chin is often receding, body hair moderately strong, interorbital distance great.


Named and defined by Lundman (1967) as well as Canals Frau (1950). Originally identified by Gifford (1926) as the Yuki type . This was kept in later works (Heizer and Elsasser, 1981). Biasutti (1967) had it as the Californian subrace of Sonorid, Imbelloni (1958) even in Fuegid. Socio-anthropological investigations by Susman (1974).

Similar types:

Sonorid Mexicid
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