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The Resource Indians and intruders in central California, 1769-1849, by George Harwood Phillips

Indians and intruders in central California, 1769-1849, by George Harwood Phillips

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Indians and intruders in central California, 1769-1849
Title
Indians and intruders in central California, 1769-1849
Statement of responsibility
by George Harwood Phillips
Title variation
Indians and intruders
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With the beginning of Spanish colonization in 1769, the lives of the Indians of California changed drastically. The Spanish mission system, established along the Pacific Coast, required that local Indians abandon their traditional homes, live near the missions, follow Christian religious customs, and work in the fields to raise European crops and livestock. Unable or unwilling to adapt, many of these coastal people fled to the interior, where they reordered their lives. Spaniards, and later Mexicans, probed the San Joaquin Valley in search of these runaways and the horses they often took with them. In league with the Miwoks and Yokuts of the interior, who never had been colonized, the former mission Indians resisted these incursions vigorously. By the time of the American conquest, they were raiding Mexican ranchos for horses and mules. George Phillips demonstrates conclusively that the decline of the rancheros began not with the American military conquest but as early as 1830, when raids by Indians increased in numbers and intensity. He explains why the Indians raided the coastal ranchos and describes the damage they inflicted on the Mexican economy. Assigning Indians their rightful place in the history of California before the Gold Rush, Indians and Intruders in Central California, 1769-1849 portrays these people not as passive mission refugees but as active members of independent, evolving societies. This book will be of value to students of California history, the history of the American West, and Indian history as well as to anthropologists interested in early interactions between indigenous peoples and white intruders
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Phillips, George Harwood
Dewey number
979.4/00497
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.C15
LC item number
P47 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Civilization of the American Indian series
Series volume
v. 207
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Spain
  • California
  • California
Label
Indians and intruders in central California, 1769-1849, by George Harwood Phillips
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Publication
Note
Spine title: Indians and intruders
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 199-217) and index
Contents
1. Ethnohistorical Considerations -- 2. Indian Occupation -- 3. Spanish Penetration -- 4. Hostile Interaction -- 5. Violent Confrontation -- 6. Economic Adaptation -- 7. Cultural Modification -- 8. Counter Intrusion -- 9. Foreign Infiltration -- 10. American Intervention -- 11. Historical Reconsiderations
Control code
ocm27035165
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 223 p.
Isbn
9780806124469
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92054134
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Indians and intruders in central California, 1769-1849, by George Harwood Phillips
Publication
Note
Spine title: Indians and intruders
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 199-217) and index
Contents
1. Ethnohistorical Considerations -- 2. Indian Occupation -- 3. Spanish Penetration -- 4. Hostile Interaction -- 5. Violent Confrontation -- 6. Economic Adaptation -- 7. Cultural Modification -- 8. Counter Intrusion -- 9. Foreign Infiltration -- 10. American Intervention -- 11. Historical Reconsiderations
Control code
ocm27035165
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 223 p.
Isbn
9780806124469
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92054134
Other physical details
ill.
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