Explore the culture and history of three California Indian tribes--the Yana, the Yokuts, and the Tongva--with this primary source book. California's Indian Nations builds students' reading skills and promotes social studies content literacy. The dynamic primary sources such as maps, letters, and images provide authentic nonfiction reading materials and keep students interested in reading. Text features include a glossary, index, captions, sidebars, and table of contents. This book connects to California state studies standards and the NCSS/C3 Framework and features appropriately leveled text to accommodate different reading levels. Additional features include Read and Respond and a culminating activity that prompt students to dive deeper into the text for additional reading and learning.