MARIPOSAN, or YOKUTS, a linguistic stock of North American Indians, including some 40 small tribes. Its former territory was in southern California, around Tulare lake. The Mariposans were fishers and hunters. Their villages consisted of a single row of wedge-shaped huts, with an awning of brush along the front. In 1850 they numbered some 3000; in 1905 there were 1 54 on the Tule river reservation.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)