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To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman

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Originally written in 1916, this book remains one of the few accounts of a Native American woman about her people.
Paperback, 322 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Heyday Books
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Gina
Dec 02, 2016 Gina rated it liked it
Very valuable collection of writings and stories gathered at a time when the information could easily have just disappeared. There are things that sound familiar, but the Yurok have their own history and ways, and this covers a lot, as well as giving some other local history.

The foreword and introduction really added some good context for the book, so I appreciated that.
Marjorie Clayman
Mar 25, 2014 Marjorie Clayman rated it really liked it
This was a very very weird book. In a lot of ways, as the back cover promises, it is like sitting down with an old relative who wants to get all of the details about the past out into the open. Some of the information in the book is extremely interesting, but other chapters get extremely tedious. For example, there are a good 10-15 pages dedicated to the building of a fish dam. If you are not desperately interested in learning about a now deceased culture you will not enjoy this book at all. Of ...more
Lawrence Coates
Jul 24, 2009 Lawrence Coates rated it liked it
An odd, heterogenous book, with folk tales, historical incidents, and Yurok traditions. I've heard this is a controversial book, since the author talks about the peoples of NW California "yielding to a superior race." But it's still valuable reading.
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