- Author : Albert L. Hurtado
- Publisher : Yale University Press
- Release Date : 1988
- Genre: History
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- ISBN 10 : 9780300041477
Indian Survival on the California Frontier Book Description :
During the middle decades of the nineteenth century, when vast numbers of whites poured into California, the native Indian population was decimated through disease, starvation, homicide, and a declining birth rate. In this prize-winning book, Albert L. Hurtado focuses on the Indians who survived this harrowing time. Hurtado considers the ways in which native life and culture persisted, how the survivors integrated their lives with white society, and how the now-dominant whites related to the Indians living and working with them. “Anyone interested in California Indians should read this book.”—William Bright, Los Angeles Times Book Review “Hurtado takes a fresh look at the role Native Americans played in shaping frontier California. The Indian...