The California Indians
A Source Book 2nd revised and enlarged ed
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California Indians by Robert F. Heizer
Book DescriptionThis new, expanded edition of the California Indians is a more comprehensive and thus more useful book than its predecessor, which first appeared in 1951 and was reprinted seven times. The editors have combined the selections, eighteen of which are new, into a general survey of California Indian native cultures. They have avoided highly technical studies because they intend their book for the general reading public rather than for scholars. The editors discuss the present - day Indians of California in a chapter written especially for this volume, and provide a new, extensive classified bibliography listing hundreds of published works arranged by culture areas and subjects. This list of references should prove useful to the non-professional who wishes to read further on a particular tribal culture or topic, such as Indian basketry or place - names or prehistoric rock art.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520020313
(229mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1972
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert F. Heizer
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A classic of American Indian ethnography. It reports what the author heard and portrays what he saw among the native survivors of Gold Rush days. It is suitable for those who deal with native cultures.
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Author Biography - Robert F. Heizer
Mr. Heizer (1915 - 1979) was professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of many books dealing with American Indians. Mrs. Whipple (1893-1979) was a former editor in the same department.
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