Mary Elizabeth Johnson.
Title Indian Legends of the Cuyamaca Mountains.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Publisher San Diego: Print Shop of Frye & Smith, 1914
Seller ID GY815-307
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.
Indian Legends of the Cuyamaca Mountains, Western Americana, Mary Elizabeth Johnson,