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We Are the Land ; A History of Native California

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Download We Are the Land ; A History of Native California written by Damon B. Akins ; William J. Bauer Jr. in PDF format. This book is under the category History - American Studies and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 0520280490/9780520280496. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book. We do NOT provide access codes, we provide eBooks ONLY. Instant access will be granted as soon as you complete the payment.

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book-author

Damon B. Akins ; William J. Bauer Jr.

file-type

PDF

isbn10

0520280490

isbn13

9780520280496

language

English

publisher

University of California Press


Book Description

“We Are the Land: A History of Native California” by Damon B. Akins and William J. Bauer Jr. is a comprehensive exploration of the history and experiences of Native peoples in California. Here's what you can expect from this book:

  1. Historical Overview: The book provides a detailed historical overview of Native Californian peoples, covering their cultures, societies, economies, and interactions with European colonizers and American settlers.
  2. Cultural and Social Context: Akins and Bauer Jr. delve into the rich cultural and social diversity of Native Californian communities, highlighting their traditions, languages, religions, and social structures.
  3. Land and Environment: The authors emphasize the deep connection between Native Californians and the land, exploring indigenous ecological knowledge, resource management practices, and the impact of colonization on traditional territories.
  4. Colonial Encounters: The book examines the complex and often fraught interactions between Native Californians and European colonizers, including Spanish missionaries, Mexican ranchers, and American pioneers.
  5. Resistance and Adaptation: Akins and Bauer Jr. discuss Native Californian resistance efforts against colonialism and efforts to adapt to changing political, social, and economic landscapes over time.
  6. Cultural Survival and Revival: The authors highlight contemporary efforts by Native Californian communities to preserve and revitalize their cultures, languages, and traditions in the face of ongoing challenges and discrimination.
  7. Interdisciplinary Approach: Drawing on a range of disciplines including history, anthropology, archaeology, and Native American studies, the book offers a multidimensional perspective on the history of Native California.
  8. Engagement with Indigenous Perspectives: Akins and Bauer Jr. center Indigenous perspectives and voices throughout the book, providing a nuanced and respectful portrayal of Native Californian histories and experiences.

“We Are the Land: A History of Native California” offers a comprehensive and insightful examination of the diverse and complex histories of Native Californian peoples. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in understanding the rich cultural heritage and enduring resilience of California's Indigenous communities.

book-author

Damon B. Akins ; William J. Bauer Jr.

file-type

PDF

isbn10

0520280490

isbn13

9780520280496

language

English

publisher

University of California Press

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