First Families: A Photographic History of California Indians Deb Bennett

ISBN: 9781597140706

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First Families: A Photographic History of California Indians  by  Deb Bennett

First Families: A Photographic History of California Indians by Deb Bennett
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Here at last is the living history of California Indians. In 2002 L. Frank and Marina Drummer set out on the road to visit as many people from different tribes as possible. Crisscrossing the state, they taped hundreds of hours of interviews andMoreHere at last is the living history of California Indians. In 2002 L. Frank and Marina Drummer set out on the road to visit as many people from different tribes as possible. Crisscrossing the state, they taped hundreds of hours of interviews and collected nearly 1,500 family photos.

The documentary project, funded by the California State Library and the LEF Foundation, would provide a glimpse into the richness and diversity of Californias indigenous people in their own words and through the pictures from their own family albums.First Families is an emotional and very personal introduction to Californias native populations, with captivating pictures such as the joyous re-creation and sailing of the tiiat (a traditional Tongva/ Gabriele├▒o canoe) off Catalina Island in 1995, to the 1918 picture of Kumeyaay men performing a sacred funerary dance with karuk (vision) dolls, to an image from 1932 of Salinans leading anthropologist J.

P. Harrington on an expedition along Californias central coast. Each chapter covers a different region of California, with brief essays introducing the regions cultures, histories, and contemporary life.



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