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Treasures from Native California free pdf The brief Russian presence in California yielded some of the earliest ethnography of Native Californians and some of the best collections of their material culture. Unstudied by western scholars because of their being housed in Russian museums, they are presented here for the first time in an English language volume. Descriptions of early nineteenth-century travellers such as von Wrangel and Voznesenskii are followed by a catalogue of objects ranging from hunting weapons to household objects to ritual dress to musical instruments, games and gift objects. This catalogue of objects includes over 150 images, many in full colour. An essential volume for those interested in the ethnology, archaeology, art and cultures of Native Californians.

About Travis Hudson

The late Travis Hudson was Curator of Anthropology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. A specialist on the Chumash people of California, he was author of numerous books, articles and reports on the subject, including sailing technology, rock art, archaeoastronomy and material culture. He coauthored, with Thomas Blackburn, the five volumes of The Material Culture of the Chumash Interaction Sphere . Craig Bates is former Curator of Ethnography at the Yosemite Museum. A specialist in basketry, he is author of over 100 articles and monographs on western Native American materials culture and history. Thomas Blackburn is emeritus professor of anthropology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has published extensively on symbolic anthropology and native peoples of California. He is recipient of the Fredrickson Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for California Archaeology. Stephen D. Watrous is emeritus professor of history at Sonoma State University and an expert on the Russian experience in America.

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Author : Travis Hudson
Publisher : Left Coast Press Inc
Data Published : 30 December 2014
ISBN : 1611329825
EAN : 9781611329827
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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