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Surviving Through the Days: Translations of Native California Stories and Songs; A California Indian Reader
Surviving Through the Days: Translations of Native California Stories and Songs; A California Indian Reader
by Herbert W Luthin
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An annotated anthology of classic and contemporary works of Native Californian oral literature in translation, featuring selections from this state's many distinct native cultures.... (read more)

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Ishi in Two Worlds : a Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America -deluxe Edition (04 Edition)
Ishi in Two Worlds : a Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America -deluxe Edition (04 Edition)
by Theodora Kroeber
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Deluxe edition back in paperback! The life story of the last known Indian to have emerged (in 1911) from the California "wilderness," written by the wife of the anthropologist who cared for him until his untimely death in 1916.... (read more)

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California Indians and Their Environment: An Introduction
California Indians and Their Environment: An Introduction
by Kent Lightfoot
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"Relevant, timely, and approachable, California Indians and Their Environment is an instant classic that should be invaluable for anyone interested in California's diverse natural and cultural landscapes and the future sustainability of the state."—... (read more)

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California Natural History Guides #46: Natural World of the California Indians
California Natural History Guides #46: Natural World of the California Indians
by Robert Flemi Heizer
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This information-packed guide describes patterns of village life, and covers such subjects as Indian tools and artifacts, hunting techniques, and food.... (read more)

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The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Moterey Bay Area
The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Moterey Bay Area
by Malcolm Margolin
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Nonfiction. Two hundred years ago herds of elk and antelope dotted the hills of the San Francisco-Monterey Bay area. Grizzly bears lumbered down to the creeks to fish for salmon and steelhead trout. From the vast marshlands, geese, ducks, and other birds... (read more)

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The California Indians
The California Indians
by Robert Flemi Heizer
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the editors discuss the present-day Indians of California in a chapter written especially for this volume, and provide a new extensive classified bibliography listing hundreds of published works arranged by culture areas and subjects.... (read more)

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Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
by Theodora Kroeber
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OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD The life story of Ishi, the Yahi Indian, lone survivor of a doomed tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. For more than forty years, Theodora Kroeber's biography has been sharing this tragic and... (read more)

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Viola Martinez California Paiute
Viola Martinez California Paiute
by Diana Bahr
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The life story of Viola Martinez, an Owens Valley Paiute Indian of eastern California, extends over nine decades of the twentieth century. Viola experienced forced assimilation in an Indian boarding school, overcame racial stereotypes to pursue a college... (read more)

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Indians, Missionaries, and Merchants: The Legacy of Colonial Encounters on the California Frontiers
Indians, Missionaries, and Merchants: The Legacy of Colonial Encounters on the California Frontiers
by Kent G Lightfoot
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Californias earliest European colonists—Russian merchants and Spanish missionaries—depended heavily on Native Americans for labor to build and maintain their colonies, but they did so in very different ways. This richly detailed book brings... (read more)

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The Ethnohistory of the Chowchilla Yokuts
The Ethnohistory of the Chowchilla Yokuts
by Robert Fletcher Manlove
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One of the most historically significant, yet almost entirely undocumented, Native American tribes of California is brought to light by scholar Robert Fletcher Manlove. Until the Spanish colonization of California in 1769, the Chowchilla Yokuts were... (read more)

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Pomo Indians of California and Their Neighbors
Pomo Indians of California and Their Neighbors
by Vinson Brown
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-- and Their Neighbors, is by Vinson Brown, with illustrations by Douglas Andrews. A 17 x 22 color map shows the old trails and tribelet villages with their Pomo names. Months were spent going to the way-back rancherias learning from the old people what... (read more)

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Dover Pictorial Archives #78: Handbook of the Indians of California
Dover Pictorial Archives #78: Handbook of the Indians of California
by A L Kroeber
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This monumental work from a foremost American anthropologist includes demographics, linguistic relations, social structures, folkways, religion, material culture, and much more. Includes surveys of the Yurok, Pomo, Maidu, Yokuts, and Mohave receiving... (read more)

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The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue: Voices and Images from Sherman Institute (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies)
The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue: Voices and Images from Sherman Institute (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies)
by Clifford E. Trafzer
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The first collection of writings and images focused on an off-reservation Indian boarding school, The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue shares the fascinating story of this flagship institution. The contributors to the volume tell the story of of how the... (read more)

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The Inland Whale
The Inland Whale
by Theodora Kroeber
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Nine tales, selected and retold here by anthropologist and author Theodora Kroeber for the adult general-interest reader. The new foreword by her son, Karl Kroeber, provides context about the author's methods and describes his own personal connection to... (read more)

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Indians of California: The Changing Image
Indians of California: The Changing Image
by James Rawls
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When the first Anglo-Americans visited California early in the nineteenth century, the future state was still a remote province of the Spanish empire. Early visitors, filled with a sense of American?s Manifest Destiny, described the missionary priests... (read more)

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Tombs of the Vanishing Indian
Tombs of the Vanishing Indian
by Marie Clements
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Three young Native American sisters and their mother board a bus bound for Los Angeles, leaving home as part of a 1950s government mandate to relocate reserve Indians to urban centres. This assimilationist policy was one focus of Métis... (read more)

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Native Americans of California and Nevada
Native Americans of California and Nevada
by Jack Forbes
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Revised Edition. Jack Forbes wrote this ethnographic study of Indian cultures from the prehistoric to present day times, covering an area that today is known as the states of California and Nevada. Includes a fascinating history of Indian-white relations... (read more)

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Miwok Material Culture: Indian Life of the Yosemite Region
Miwok Material Culture: Indian Life of the Yosemite Region
by S A Barrett
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This book is an authoritative source for anyone interested in the history and heritage of the Yosemite Miwok. It is a classic study of Miwok tribe culture written by two noted anthropologists and covering topics such as shelter, food, art, and industry... (read more)

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Ishi's Brain: In Search of America's Last "Wild" Indian
Ishi's Brain: In Search of America's Last "Wild" Indian
by Orin Starn
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After the Yahi were massacred in the mid-nineteenth century, Ishi survived alone for decades in the mountains of northern California, wearing skins and hunting with bow and arrow. His capture in 1911 made him a national sensation; anthropologist Alfred... (read more)

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Spring Salmon, Hurry to Me!: The Seasons of Native California (California Legacy)
Spring Salmon, Hurry to Me!: The Seasons of Native California (California Legacy)
by Margaret Dubin And Kim Hogeland.
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Celebrating the seasons in California Indian life and thoughtForty-one pieces drawn from the pages of News From Native California.... (read more)

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