Fresno, California: Valley Publishers, 1973. Hardcover. Octavo size, 143 pp. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #15092303
A piercing insight into the natives of much of what we know today as California; the Miwok people lived here for centuries before an influx of newcomers, most of them coming to seek gold, disrupted their society and culture. As the book's dust jacket states, "[the] Miwok life was in complete harmony with nature. They knew the flora and fauna of their world and from them harvested the needs of life: food, clothing, shelter, tools and medicine." This book explores the Miwok culture from its beginning, through the coming of the white men, through the Miwok people when this book was written, now forty years ago. The author worked at Desert Magazine for ten years, rising to become its publisher; his time there enabled him to study and write many articles on the natives of the Southwest.
___DESCRIPTION: Rust cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine, plain endpapers, the volume is liberally illustrated with black and white photographs, illustrations, and some maps; octavo size (9" tall), pagination: (i)-xii, 1-131. The dust jacket is not clipped and shows the original $5.95 price, pictorial cover, black and orange lettering on the spine, summary of the book on the front flap, author bio on the back flap.
___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; some faint sunning to the top of the boards and some dustiness to the text block edges, else fine. The unclipped dust jacket is also near fine, showing some light sunning, especially to the spine, and extremely minor edgewear.
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