Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Volume 1
BiblioBazaar, 2010 - 992 pages
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Quote: "The Indians of California are among the least known groups of natives of North America." [190a]. This may not be the indictment of the Spaniard it first appears. Although Southern California had the greatest number of persons per mile, with great linguistic diversity, of any place north of Tenochtitlan, the wholesale adoption of corn culture by the female acorn-gatherers was voluntary. Too precipitous to be otherwise. We know a people can lose cultural identity within three generations. The oaks outlasted the dietary shift. Still, I am reminded that even though Las Casas won the Great Debate, and Junipero Serra was one of his disciples, Sepulveda's arguments were widely adopted, particularly by the Rancheros.