Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Indians of Southern California in 1852

The Indians of Southern California in 1852 (Paperback)

£9.99
Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 01/09/1995.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Benjamin Davis Wilson was one of the first American settlers in Southern California. He became a prosperous rancher and the mayor of little Los Angeles. A special friend of the Indians of Southern California, Wilson was appointed their sub agent in 1852, when the Indians were on the edge of catastrophe, their population reduced by two-thirds within a generation. Wilson's great contribution, the one he wished to be remembered for, was to appraise the problems of these Indians and urge their settlement on land set aside for them. His report (published in the "Los Angeles Star" in 1868) was instrumental in creating the reservation system."The Indians of Southern California in 1852" was inspired by Wilson's desire 'to secure peace and justice to the Indians'. He recognized his duty to guard against Indian raids on the ranchos and settlements while establishing policies that ensured the future welfare of Indians suffering from the breakdown of the old mission program. Besides the influential Wilson report, this volume contains vivid descriptions of life in the so-called Cow Counties of Southern California at mid-nineteenth century.

Also included are excerpts from contemporary newspapers. The editor, John Walton Caughey, is the author of "Gold Is the Cornerstone and California". Albert L. Hurtado is an associate professor of history at Arizona State University and the author of "Indian Survival on the California Frontier".

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesIndigenous peoples Publisher: University of Nebraska Press Publication Date: 01/06/1995 ISBN-13: 9780803297760  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 01/09/1995.  

The editor, John Walton Caughey, is the author of "Gold Is the Cornerstone and California." Albert L. Hurtado is an associate professor of history at Arizona State University and the author of "Indian Survival on the California Frontier."

More books by B.D. Wilson

More books by Albert L. Hurtado

More books by John Walton Caughey

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Renatus' Kayak: A Labrador Inuk, an...
(Paperback)
Rozanne Enerson Junker
 
 
£14.99
 

Currently out of stock

Travellers Through Empire: Indigenous...
(Hardback)
Cecilia Morgan
 
 
£33.00
 
The River is in Us: Fighting Toxics ...
(Paperback)
Elizabeth Hoover
 
 
£22.99
 
Secwepemc People, Land, and Laws:...
(Hardback)
Marianne Ignace; Ronald E. Ignace
 
 
£33.00
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Book Friday
24/11/2017

Today's the day known as Black Friday, or Book Friday as we like to call it! To celebrate we wanted to give you money off our favourite books!

#FoylesFive: Buddhism & Meditation
23/11/2017

Stressed? Carmelo from our Charing Cross Road flagship shop has just the thing.

The Satisfaction of a Good Puzzle
21/11/2017

Alex Bellos extols the virtues of the puzzle, especially those from the great puzzle masters of Japan, and selects some of his favourite puzzle books.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd