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Digger : the Tragic Fate of the California Indians From the Missions To the Goldrush (97 Edition)

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From the award-winning author of Children of the Dustbowl comes a sobering look at two of the most frequently romanticized events in American history. For the native peoples of California, the period from 1769, when the first Spanish Mission was founded, to the 1850s, when the Gold Rush was at its height, was one of terrible violence and destruction. First, Spanish priests and soldiers sought to convert the Indians to Christianity and a "civilized" way of life. Yet for the Indians the story of the missions was one of hunger, disease, rebellion, and death. Then, during the Gold Rush, Indians were frequently kidnapped, murdered, and sold into slavery by white settlers. By the end of the nineteenth century, the surviving California Indians had been forced onto reservations and their way of life had been largely destroyed. With maps, a timeline, and glossaries on California's Indian tribes and mission history, Jerry Stanley tells the story of modern California from the poignant perspective of the Native American.

About the Author

x Jerry Stanley was born in Highland Park, Michigan in 1941. When he was seventeen years old, he joined the air force and was stationed in California, where he has lived ever since.

x Once out of the air force, Jerry went to college, during which time he supported himself as a rock-'n'-roll drummer on the weekends. He received both his master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona.

x Jerry is now is a professor of history at California State University in Bakersfield, where he teaches courses on the American West, the American Indian, and California history. In addition to his children's books, Jerry is the author of numerous articles for both scholarly journals and popular magazines

x Among Jerry's hobbies are bowling, racquetball, fishing, drumming, and writing humor. He and his wife, Dorothy, have four children and live in Bakersfield, CA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780517709511
Subtitle:
The Tragic Fate of the California Indians from the Missions to the Gold Rush
Author:
Stanley, Jerry
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
History
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
History - United States/State & Local
Edition Number:
1
Publication Date:
June 1997
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Dimensions:
9.34x6.34x.49 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
13-UP

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