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Colonial Expeditions to the Interior of California Central Valley, 1800-1820 Anthropological Records 16(6):239-292, 1958   By: (1896-1974)

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INTERIOR OF CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY, 1800 1820

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COLONIAL EXPEDITIONS TO THE INTERIOR OF CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY, 1800 1820

by

S. F. COOK

Anthropological Records Vol. 16, No. 6

University Of California Publications Anthropological Records Editors (Berkeley): J. H. Rowe, R. F. Heizer, R. F. Murphy, E. Norbeck Volume 16, No. 6, pp. 239 292 Submitted by editors June 18, 1958 Issued May 27, 1960 Price, $1.50

University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles California

Cambridge University Press London, England

Manufactured in the United States of America

CONTENTS

Page Introduction 239

I. Early expeditions, 1776 1803 241 Excerpts from official correspondence 241 Hermenegildo Sal's expedition, 1796 241

II. Expeditions, 1804 1805 243 Father Martin's visit to Cholam, 1804 243 Father Martin's visit to Bubal, 1805 243 Expedition of Second Lieutenant Luís Argüello, 1805 244

III. Expeditions by Zalvidea and Moraga, 1806 1807 245 Father Zalvidea's expedition, 1806 245 Lieutenant Gabriel Moraga's expedition, 1806 247 Reminiscences of Mexican pioneers 254

IV. José Palomares' expedition to the Tulares, 1808 256

V. Exploration of the Sacramento San Joaquin delta, 1810 1813 258 Father Viader's first trip 258 Father Viader's second trip 259 Father Ramón Abella's expedition, 1811 260 José Argüello's attack on an Indian village, 1813 265

VI. Expeditions, 1815 1820 267 Ortega's expedition to Kings River and Tulare Lake, 1815 267 Father Martinez' expedition 271 Minor sorties 273 Expedition to the delta, 1817 273

VII. Minor raids and forays, 1810 1820 280

Notes 282

Bibliography 291

COLONIAL EXPEDITIONS TO THE INTERIOR OF CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY, 1800 1820

BY S. F. COOK

INTRODUCTION

The general anthropology and history of the California natives has been exhaustively studied, in particular their archaeology and ethnography. Much is also known concerning the vicissitudes of their existence since the coming of the white man. The mission experience has been thoroughly explored and is admirably documented. The period of the Mexican War and the gold rush has been the subject of hundreds of books and articles.

Students interested in problems of human biology, ecology, and sociology centering on the indigenous population of California have readily available certain important sources of information. First, there is a wealth of archaeological data materials deposited in museums, many archaeological sites which are in their original position, reports, and monographs. Second should be mentioned the long series of ethnographic investigations carried on by various agencies over half a century and based primarily upon the word of living informants. Third are the general historical and mission records, which display the relation between the Spanish Mexican civilization and the native... Continue reading book >>




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