Indians of the Oaks
In the first of these two tales a young white boy relates his experiences living with the Kumeyaay, also known as Diegueño, Indians of Southern California and in the second a young girl from the same tribe learns a new kind of medicine when she falls ill and is cared for by a white doctor.
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CHAPTER PAGE 1 How I Happened to Live with the Indians
The Rattlesnake Hunt
Roasting the Mescal
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