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Serrano

The Serrano, including the Alliklik, Kitanemuk, and Vanyume, lived in a large area to the east and north of Los Angeles, California, in the San Bernardino Range, Tehachapi Mountains, and environs. They spoke Serran languages of the Uto-Aztecan stock. The one hundred or so Serrano descendants live mostly on the Morongo and San Manuel reservations in California.

Bibliography

Bean, Lowell John, and Charles R. Smith (1978). "Serrano." In Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 8, California, edited by Robert F. Heizer, 570-574. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.

Blackburn, Thomas C, and Lowell John Bean (1978). "Kitanemuk." In Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 8, California, edited by Robert F. Heizer, 564-569. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.

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ser·ra·no / səˈränō/ • n. a small, very hot chile that is used fresh or dried in Mexican cooking.