The Yokuts are a large group of Native Americans that originated from California. The word Yokuts means “People” or “Persons”. It is always used in a plural context, as in togetherness. They were a large, friendly, and peace loving group of Native Americans. They are believed to be one of the first native settlers to the San Joaquin area. This unique tribe has many fascinating cultural traditions passed down throughout their generations. They are quite a fierce group of people that I find are easy to relate too. The community and way of life of these people really made me want to do a piece about some of their traditions and history.