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Walking Where We Lived: Memoirs of a Mono Indian Family

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The Nim (North Fork Mono) Indians have lived for centuries in a remote region of Californias Sierra Nevada. In this memoir, Gaylen D. Lee recounts the story of his Nim family across six generations. Drawing from the recollections of his grandparents, mother, and other relatives, Lee provides a deeply personal account of his peoples history and culture.

In keeping with the Nims traditional life-style, Lees memoir takes us through their annual seasonal cycle. He describes communal activities, such as food gathering, hunting and fishing, the processing of acorn (the Nims staple food), basketmaking, and ceremonies and games. Family photographs, some dating to the beginning of this century, enliven Lees descriptions.

Woven into the seasonal account is the disturbing story of Hispanic and white encroachment into the Nim world. Lee shows how the Mexican presence in the early nineteenth century, the Gold Rush, the Protestant conversion movement, and, more recently, the establishment of a national forest on traditional land have contributed to the erosion of Nim culture.

Walking Where We Lived is a bittersweet chronicle, revealing the persecution and hardships suffered by the Nim, but emphasizing their survival. Although many young Nim have little knowledge of the old ways and although the Nim are a minority in the land of their ancestors, the words of Lees grandmother remain a source of strength: "Ashupá. Dont worry. Its okay."

About the Author

Gaylen D. Lee is a descendent of the Pomona family, tradition leaders of the Nim's Eagle clan. A self-employed upholsterer, he has been active in the preservation of his family's culture throughout his life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806131689
Foreword:
Sutton, Mark Q.
Author:
Sutton, Mark Q.
Author:
Lee, Gaylen D.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Mono Indians
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 b&w illus., 2 maps
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 in 0.6 lb

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