Robert F. Heizer (1915-1979) and Albert B. Elsasser, editors.
Title Original Accounts of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Publisher Ramona, CA: Ballena Press, 1973
Seller ID GY815-355
8vo. 10 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches. [v], v, 46 pp. Frontispiece, headings in blue ink, appendix, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Pale blue wrappers, title hand-written on spine; binding square and tight, toning to spine and head of back cover, light soiling on covers. Very Good. In 1960, Scott O'Dell published his children's novel Island of the Blue Dolphins, based on the life and experiences of Juana Maria, a Native American woman who, being the last survivor of her tribe, lived alone on San Nicolas Island for nearly two decades. The success of O'Dell's novel created both an awareness and a fascination with Juana Maria, who became known as "the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island." This volume is a reprint of a bibliography of books written about her, compiled by Robert F. Heizer and Albert B. Elsasser. The first edition was published in 1961, right after O'Dell's book the year before. Heizer was an important archaeologist whose work focused on California and the American Southwest, and particularly the Native Americans in those areas.
Original Accounts of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, Robert F Heizer, Albert B Elsasser, California History, Channel Islands