Indian Survival on the California Frontier

Indian Survival on the California Frontier


  • Author : Albert L. Hurtado
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • 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...

Indian Survival on the California Frontier

Indian Survival on the California Frontier


  • Author : Albert L. Hurtado
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1990-09-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0300047983


Indian Survival on the California Frontier Book Description :

Looks at the Indians who survived the invasion of white settlers during the nineteenth century and integrated their lives into white society while managing to maintain their own culture...

The Destruction of California Indians
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The Destruction of California Indians


  • Author : Robert Fleming Heizer
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0803272626


The Destruction of California Indians Book Description :

California is a contentious arena for the study of the Native American past. Some critics say genocide characterized the early conduct of Indian affairs in the state; others say humanitarian concerns. Robert F. Heizer, in the former camp, has compiled a damning collection of contemporaneous accounts that will provoke students of California history to look deeply into the state's record of race relations and to question bland generalizations about the adventuresome days of the Gold Rush. Robert F. Heizer's many works include the classic The Other Californians: Prejudice and Discrimination under Spain, Mexico, and the United States to 1920 (1971), written with Alan Almquist. In his introduction, Albert L. Hurtado sets the documents in historical contex...

Major Problems in American Indian History

Major Problems in American Indian History


  • Author : Albert L. Hurtado
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin College Division
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105110431652


Major Problems in American Indian History Book Description :

Each chapter includes documents and essays relating to the chapter's central theme, many of which are written by Native Americans....

The Indians of Southern California in 1852

The Indians of Southern California in 1852


  • Author : Benjamin Davis Wilson
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0803297769


The Indians of Southern California in 1852 Book Description :

Benjamin Davis Wilson was one of the first American settlers in Southern California. He became a prosperous rancher and the mayor of little Los Angeles. A special friend of the Indians of Southern California, Wilson was appointed their subagent in 1852, when the Indians were on the edge of catastrophe, their population reduced by two-thirds within a generation. Wilson's great contribution, the one he wished to be remembered for, was to appraise the problems of these Indians and urge their settlement on land set aside for them. His report (published in the Los Angeles Star in 1868) was instrumental in creating the reservation system. The Indians of Southern California in 1852 was inspired by Wilson's desire "to secure peace and justice to the Indians....

Crow s Range

Crow s Range


  • Author : David Beesley
  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Release Date : 2008-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780874176346


Crow s Range Book Description :

John Muir called it the "Range of Light, the most divinely beautiful of all the mountain chains I’ve ever seen." The Sierra Nevada—a single unbroken mountain range stretching north to south over four hundred miles, best understood as a single ecosystem but embracing a number of environmental communities—has been the site of human activity for millennia. From the efforts of ancient Native Americans to encourage game animals by burning brush to create meadows to the burgeoning resort and residential development of the present, the Sierra has endured, and often suffered from, the efforts of humans to exploit its bountiful resources for their own benefit. Historian David Beesley examines the history of the Sierra Nevada from earliest times, beginni...

Taming the Elephant

Taming the Elephant


  • Author : John F. Burns
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2003-04-30
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0520234138


Taming the Elephant Book Description :

The final of four volumes in the 'California History Sesquicentennial Series', this text compiles original essays which treat the consequential role of post-Gold Rush California government, politics and law in the building of a dynamic state with lasting impact to the present day....

Freedom s Frontier

Freedom s Frontier


  • Author : Stacey L. Smith
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469607696


Freedom s Frontier Book Description :

Most histories of the Civil War era portray the struggle over slavery as a conflict that exclusively pitted North against South, free labor against slave labor, and black against white. In Freedom's Frontier, Stacey L. Smith examines the battle over slavery as it unfolded on the multiracial Pacific Coast. Despite its antislavery constitution, California was home to a dizzying array of bound and semibound labor systems: African American slavery, American Indian indenture, Latino and Chinese contract labor, and a brutal sex traffic in bound Indian and Chinese women. Using untapped legislative and court records, Smith reconstructs the lives of California's unfree workers and documents the political and legal struggles over their destiny as the nation mo...

Herbert Eugene Bolton

Herbert Eugene Bolton


  • Author : Albert L. Hurtado
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520272163


Herbert Eugene Bolton Book Description :

"A vivid, compelling, and timely biography of an historian who struggled, sometimes against his own prejudices, to make both the United States and American history less provincial. Al Hurtado has managed to capture more than half a century of American intellectual life, social life, and institution building through the story of single man."--Richard White, author of Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America "This definitive biography does double duty as a candid chronicle of academic history on the Pacific Slope, with all the rivalries, shifting allegiances, and promotional disputes that swirled around the persistent productivity of Herbert Eugene Bolton, academic archon of the Spanish Borderlands."--Kevin Starr, University o...