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The coastal area is almost totally rainless, yet its air is almost always at or near
the saturation point. The cold Benguela Current flows northward along the coast,
chilling the air above it and thus producing fog. This cool air moves inland as a ...
Ed.) Northwest Coast Indians The most sharply delimited culture area of native
North America was the Northwest Coast. It covered a long narrow arc of Pacific
coast and offshore islands from Yakutat Bay in the northeast Gulf of Alaska south
Northwest Coast concepts of wealth differed from the Euro-American ones, but
there were enough general similarities so that the Indians could perceive and
accept certain equivalences. Northwest Coast Indians thus came to be more ...
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