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Seri +‎ land

Proper noun[edit]


  1. An area of Sonora, Mexico traditionally inhabited by the Seri people.
    • 1896, W. J. McGee, Expedition to Papagueria and Seriland, in American Anthropologist, Vol. 9, No. 3
      On entering Seriland, as the territory was spontaneously designated by different members of the expedition...
    • 1901, Frank Russell, review of The Seri Indians, in The American Naturalist, Vol. 35, No. 418
      It is especially fortunate that Seriland should have been explored by an ethnologist eminently fitted to describe the physiographic features of that little-known region.
    • 1945, Edward H. Davis & E. Yale Dawson, The Savage Seris of Sonora—II, in The Scientific Monthly, Vol. 60, No. 4
      Twenty years after the delivery of the Yaqui hands (1922) the senior author, under arrangement with the Museum of the American Indian in New York, carried out his first expedition into the heart of Seriland.
    • 1962, Ronald L. Ives, The Legend of the “White Queen” of the Seri, in Western Folklore, Vol. 21, No. 3
      Few captives could survive the journey from the Sonoran settlements to Seriland—one of the world’s most difficult.