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Indians of California: The Changing Image


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When the first Anglo-Americans visited California early in the nineteenth century, the future state was still a remote province of the Spanish empire. Early visitors, filled with a sense of American's Manifest Destiny, described the missionary priests and their Indian converts in terms of the Black Legend of Spanish abuse of native peoples. Later, when the Anglos settled in California and assumed the life-style of the Mexican rancheros, they viewed the Indians as a primitive laboring class, docile and exploitable. Finally, ...

Indians of California: The Changing Image 1986, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806120201

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Indians of California: The Changing Image 1984, University of Oklahoma Press, Oklahoma

ISBN-13: 9780806118741