Handbook of American Indians, North of Mexico, Volume 3

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Frederick Webb Hodge
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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 ... Read full review

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Having been written by the earliest American ethnologists in the late 1800's and very early 1900's, I believe this work to be much more accurate than other later works. Excellent source for "Indian" words as the authors cite and date many variants of names, tribes, and places. Readers will need to keep in mind that during this time in history it was not taboo to describe physical appearance and characteristics of people. Also, some research may be needed to find entries, for example Blackfoot tribes are under Siksika, Piegan and other names. Contains unusual photographs.
Since this book is in the public domain as Bulletin 30 of the Bureau of American Ethnology, anyone may use the photographs and text from the original edition available in many libraries. The advantage to this edition is that it seems to be fully searchable by keyword.

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