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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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Theodora Kroeber (1897-1979), wife of Alfred Louis Kroeber, is also the author of The Inland Whale (California). Karl Kroeber, son of Theodora Kroeber, is Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and coeditor, with Clifton Kroeber, of... (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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Captured in the hills of northern California in 1911, Ishi, the last stone-age Indian in North America, was brought to San Francisco by the famous anthropologist Alfred Kroeber, and became a living museum display until his death five years later. Ishi's... (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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Indian School on Magnolia Avenue: (12 Edition)
Indian School on Magnolia Avenue: (12 Edition)
by Cliffo 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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Theodora Kroeber (1897-1979) was a noted anthropologist and also the author of Ishi in Two Worlds (California). Karl Kroeber, son of Theodora Kroeber, is Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and coeditor of Ishi in Three Centuries... (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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James J. Rawls is a graduate of Stanford University and holds the M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is an Instructor of History in Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill.... (read more)

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Mabel Mckay
Mabel Mckay
by Greg Sarris
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Part American Indian, Filipino, and Jewish, Greg Sarris was adopted at birth and raised in both Indian and white families. He is Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, and chief of the Coast Miwok tribe. He is the author of... (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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Chief Marin: Leader, Rebel, and Legend
Chief Marin: Leader, Rebel, and Legend
by Betty Goerke
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Cultural Writing. American History. Native American Studies. It's a little known fact that the San Francisco Bay Area's Marin County is named after a Coast Miwok chief who achieved notoriety for defying Spanish authority over his people. Anthropologist... (read more)

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Urban Voices : the Bay Area American Indian Community (02 Edition)
Urban Voices : the Bay Area American Indian Community (02 Edition)
by Susan Lobo
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California has always been America's promised land—for American Indians as much as anyone. In the 1950s, Native people from all over the United States moved to the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Relocation... (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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When the Great Spirit Died: The Destruction of the California Indians, 1850-1860
When the Great Spirit Died: The Destruction of the California Indians, 1850-1860
by William B Secrest
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Exploring the destruction of the native Californians, this thorough history discusses the philosophies and language references such as ""Diggers"" and Poor Lo"" that eventually set the stage for the extermination of a group of people.... (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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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 absorbing drama with readers all... (read more)

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Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream
Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream
by Greg Sarris
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"Wonderful, and urgently needed in these days of confusion over Native American identity and spirituality. . . . Vibrant testimony to the survival of American Indians and the power of the old spirits."—Leslie Marmon Silko "All the lean wit of a... (read more)

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The Way We Live: California Indian Stories, Songs & Reminiscences
The Way We Live: California Indian Stories, Songs & Reminiscences
by Malcolm Margolin
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Fiction. "An engaging portrait of our predecessors in California. Their stories, here brilliantly illuminated by Margolin's comments, contain beauty, humor, and wisdom" -Harold Gilliam, San Francisco Chronicle.... (read more)

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Indians & Intruders in Central California, 1769-1849
Indians & Intruders in Central California, 1769-1849
by George Har Phillips
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Assigning Indians their rightful place in the history of California before the Gold Rush, Phillips portrays these people not as passive refugees plying the margins of the Spanish mission system but as active members of independent, evolving societies.... (read more)

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Flutes of Fire: Essays on California Indian Languages
Flutes of Fire: Essays on California Indian Languages
by Leanne Hinton
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Nonfiction. Before outsiders arrived, about 100 distinct Indian languages were spoken in California, many of them alive today. Each of these languages represents a unique way of understanding the world and expressing that understanding. FLUTES OF FIRE... (read more)

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Ballena Press Anthropological Papers #37: Delfina Cuero: Her Autobiography, an Account of Her Last Years, and Her Ethnobotanic Contributions
Ballena Press Anthropological Papers #37: Delfina Cuero: Her Autobiography, an Account of Her Last Years, and Her Ethnobotanic Contributions
by Delphina Cuero
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Ishi Last of His Tribe (Bantam Starfire Books)
Ishi Last of His Tribe (Bantam Starfire Books)
by Theodora Kroeber
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Karuk: The Upriver People
Karuk: The Upriver People
by Maureen Bell
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