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The Religion of the Luiseno Indians of Southern California., Constance Goddard DuBois (1889-1934).
1 Constance Goddard DuBois (1889-1934). The Religion of the Luiseno Indians of Southern California.
Gloucester, England: Dodo Press, 2010 Reprint Edition. Paperback New Paperback 
Illustrated Reprint Edition. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [xvi], (152) pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout, appendices; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. Originally published by University of Southern California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1908. Constance Goddard DuBois was an American novelist and ethnographer who focused especially on the Diegueno and Luiseno Indians of Southern California. This was DuBois' longest ethnographic work, reprinted here with illustrations and an editor's note from Alfred L. Kroeber, an American cultural anthropologist and expert on California Indians. 
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An archive of 14 United States Government Documents Concerning California Indian Treaties., Edward F. Beale (1822-1893) et al.
2 Edward F. Beale (1822-1893) et al. An archive of 14 United States Government Documents Concerning California Indian Treaties.
Washington, D.C.: 1851 Used: Acceptable 
Various Publishers, 1851-1855. 8vo. 9 x 5 3/4 inches. Various Paginations. Please inquire for a full list of items in this lot. Most of the items are dis-bound, some removed entirely from a larger volume, some without their cases, 2 in contemporary cloth (these would be the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1855 and 1858. Sold AS IS. These materials were brought together by a single individual who sought to understand how Indian treaties were negotiated and implemented in the first decade of California Statehood. The main characters include Western pioneers such as Edward F. Beale, who comes across as trying to fix the problems caused by Indian Agents Oliver M. Wozencraft (1814-1887), Redick McKee and George W. Barbour. The latter 3 individuals negotiated 18 treaties with California Native American tribes, only to have their treaties and commitments rejected by the United States Senate. Their efforts were so incompetent that the documents relating to their negotiations were sealed from public view until 1905. In the meantime, the United States Government sent Edward Beale to correct their mistakes; Beale made some effort to put right the Department of Indian Affairs in California and deal fairly with the Indians. Much of this material are collections of documents written by the principals in California and Washington DC in an effort by the United States Senate to understand the Treaties submitted to the Senate in 1851. Later documents reveal Beale and his successors attempting to put the affairs of the Department of the Interiors Bureau of Indian Affairs on more competent footings. Other characters whose affairs were touched by these matters include John Charles Fremont, Thomas Hart Benton, and others. Some of the documents submitted date back to the 1840s. All together, the documents provide an extensive survey of the United States' competing policies with regards to the California Indians, the convoluted legalities of land titles, the opportunistic men looking to gain a leg up from California's entry into the Union, and the early operations of the Department of the Interior. 
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Indian Legends of the Cuyamaca Mountains., Mary Elizabeth Johnson.
3 Mary Elizabeth Johnson. Indian Legends of the Cuyamaca Mountains.
San Diego: Print Shop of Frye & Smith, 1914 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Pamphlet. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. 27 pp. Decorative initials, black-and-white photographs throughout; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated wrappers, tied with brown twine, decorative tissue paper end-papers; binding square and tight, light rubbing on covers, front tissue end-paper torn in half. Ownership inscription inside front cover reads: "Helen Alpha Burkart, Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona." Very Good. "Indian lore of the Cuyamaca Mountains and surrounding regions in San Diego County, California, abounds in myths and legends handed down from generation to generation by tribal-song and squaw-tale. Yet so swiftly has the hand of civilization wiped out the old traditions and customs, that but few Indians remain who remember them, and fewer still who are willing to divulge them. Only when one comes into intimate contact with them is one accorded the privilege and honor of hearing the tales of their ancestors. And it is through the friendship of some of the old-type Indians, that the author has been allowed a glimpse of the inner-shrine of their lives." Foreword. PROVENANCE: Ownership inscription inside front cover of Helen Alpha Burkhart (1890-1971). Burkart graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and took a Master?s degree in Psychology from Columbia University with her essay Motivation in Leisure (1923). Burkart married Robert Hasley Wettach in 1924, and moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina where her husband was a professor at the University of North Carolina. 
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The Missions of California, A Legacy of Genocide., Rupert Costo (1906-1989) and Jeannette Henry Costo (1909-2001), editors.
4 Rupert Costo (1906-1989) and Jeannette Henry Costo (1909-2001), editors. The Missions of California, A Legacy of Genocide.
San Francisco: The Indian Historian Press for the American Indian Historical Society, 1987 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
8vo. 9 x 6 inches. x, (236) pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, red-and-black wrappers; binding square and tight. Very Good. This book aims to combat the myth that California history began with the Spanish missions. It provides information about the Native Americans before the Spanish invasion of California; an alternative perspective on the Missions; and testimonies and other writings from Native Americans. The editors themselves are Cahuilla and Cherokee Indians. Rupert Costo founded the American Indian Historical Society and the Indian Historian Press. 
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