Treasures from Native California

Treasures from Native California

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.

Author: Travis Hudson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315416366

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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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 travelers such as von Wrangel and Voznesenskii are followed by a catalog of objects ranging from hunting weapons to household objects to ritual dress to musical instruments, games, and gift objects. This catalog of objects includes over 150 images, many in full color. An essential volume for those interested in the ethnology, archaeology, art, and cultures of Native Californians.
Categories: Social Science

Native Treasures

Native Treasures

Describes the use of plants in varying landscapes and gardens. Includes state-of-the-art propagation techniques.

Author: M. Nevin Smith

Publisher: UN-HABITAT

ISBN: 0520244265

Category: Gardening

Page: 278

View: 240

Describes the use of plants in varying landscapes and gardens. Includes state-of-the-art propagation techniques.
Categories: Gardening

America s Scientific Treasures

America s Scientific Treasures

A Gallery of California History, the facility's middle tier, ... A scale model of a granary shows how Native Americans preserved acorns for later use.

Author: Stephen M. Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197545522

Category: Science

Page:

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Whether you are planning a road trip or looking to engage with history from the comfort of your couch, the second edition of America's Scientific Treasures is sure to satisfy your craving for scientific and technologic history. Stephen M. Cohen and Brenda H. Cohen, a mother-son pair, take readers through countless museums, arboretums, zoos, national parks, planetariums, natural and technological sites, and the homes of a few scientists in this exciting volume. The two combine their expertise in chemistry and history, making this an educational travel guide for science and technology enthusiasts. The book is split into nine geographic regions and organized by state, and it includes how to get to each place, whom to contact, whether it is handicapped-accessible, and even where you can grab a bite to eat nearby. Cohen and Cohen provide the history and significance of each location, plus they offer images for notable locations like the African Savanna at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens and the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in the Anchorage Museum. The resulting book is a navigable travel guide perfect for any science or technology enthusiast. So, what are you waiting for? Let's take a journey through the history of American sciences and engineering.
Categories: Science

California Native Gardening

California Native Gardening

Smith, Nevin M. Native Treasures: Gardening with the Plants of California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. 288 pages.

Author: Helen Popper

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520952232

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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This is the first month-by-month guide to gardening with native plants in a state that follows a unique, nontraditional seasonal rhythm. Beginning in October, when much of California leaves the dry season behind and prepares for its own green "spring," Helen Popper provides detailed, calendar-based information for both beginning and experienced native gardeners. Each month’s chapter lists gardening tasks, including repeated tasks and those specific to each season. Popper offers planting and design ideas, and explains core gardening techniques such as pruning, mulching, and propagating. She tells how to use native plants in traditional garden styles, including Japanese, herb, and formal gardens, and recommends places for viewing natives. An essential year-round companion, this beautifully written and illustrated book nurtures the twin delights of seeing wild plants in the garden and garden plants in the wild.
Categories: Nature

Designing California Native Gardens

Designing California Native Gardens

Native Treasures : Gardening with the Plants of California . University of California Press . 2006. Lyrical and informative descriptions and experiences ...

Author: Glenn Keator

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520251105

Category: Gardening

Page: 342

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"An excellent how-to book on California native plant landscaping . . . with plans, photographs, and plant lists which are sure to fire the imagination of any gardener."--Arvind Kumar, California Native Plant Society
Categories: Gardening

California Indians and Their Environment

California Indians and Their Environment

They are getting a nice exposure to Native California history in school, ... or elaborate nets and traps made from cordage, among other treasures.

Author: Kent G. Lightfoot

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520256903

Category: History

Page: 493

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"Relevant, timely, and approachable, California Indians and Their Environment is an instant classic that should be invaluable for anyone interested in California's diverse natural and cultural landscapes and the future sustainability of the state."—Torben Rick, author of Human Impacts on Ancient Marine Ecosystems: A Global Perspective "California Indians and Their Environment stands respectfully on the shoulders of scholarly giants and demonstrates the cumulative power of cultural, historical, and scientific research. It is a remarkably inclusive and relevant text that is both highly informative of past indigenous life ways and identities and strikingly insightful into current environmental crises that confront us all."—Seth Mallios, author of The Deadly Politics of Giving: Exchange and Violence at Ajacan, Roanoke, and Jamestown "In this highly readable and insightful book, Lightfoot and Parrish show how the natural diversity of California not only influenced the contours of Indian lifeways, but was indeed augmented by burning and other practices, that were used to sustain indigenous economies. The ingenuity and skill with which California Indians managed and used natural resources underscores the need to infuse modern land-use policy with the knowledge of people whose ecological experiences in North America eclipse those of Euroamericans by a factor of forty."—Kenneth E. Sassaman, author of People of the Shoals: Stallings Culture of the Savannah River Valley "This book is a deeply informative and fascinating examination of California Indians' rich and complex relationship with the ecological landscape. Lightfoot and Parrish have thoroughly updated the classic book, The Natural World of the California Indians, with critical analysis of anthropological theory and methods and incorporation of indigenous knowledge and practices. It is a lucid, accessible book that tells an intriguing story for our modern times."—Melissa K. Nelson, San Francisco State University and President of The Cultural Conservancy "At once scholarly and accessible, this book is destined to be a classic. Framed around pressing environmental issues of concern to a broad range of Californians today, Lightfoot and Parrish provide an historical ecology of California's amazingly diverse environments, its biological resources, and the Native peoples who both adapted to and actively managed them."—Jon M. Erlandson, author of Early Hunter-Gatherers of the California Coast "California Indians and Their Environment fills a significant gap in our understanding of the first peoples of California. Lightfoot and Parrish take on the daunting task of synthesizing and expanding on our knowledge of indigenous land-management practices, sustainable economies, and the use of natural resources for food, medicine, and technological needs. This innovative and thought-provoking book is highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn more about the diverse traditions of California Indians."—Lynn Gamble, author of The Chumash World at European Contact "This innovative book moves understanding of the Native Peoples of California from the past to the future. The authors' insight into Native Californians as fire managers is an eye-opener to interpreting the ecological and cultural uniqueness of the region. Lightfoot and Parrish have provided the best introduction to Native California while at the same time advancing the best scholarship with an original synthesis. A rare feat!"—William Simmons, Brown University
Categories: History

Growing California Native Plants Second Edition

Growing California Native Plants  Second Edition

In Native Treasures, Nevin Smith wrote, “Few native plant groups are as symbolic of the California landscape as the manzanitas. Even for the casual traveler ...

Author: Marjorie G. Schmidt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520266681

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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First published thirty years ago, the long-awaited second edition of Growing California Native Plants is the ideal hands-on native plant guide for both experienced and novice gardeners. In addition to the voluminous knowledge contributed by Marjorie G. Schmidt, now deceased, Katherine L. Greenberg has taken note of the vibrant state of today’s horticultural scene, adding plants and ideas that were little known when the book first appeared. Lavishly illustrated with 200 new color photographs, drawings, maps, and charts, this concise and easy-to-use reference covers trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, bulbs, grasses, and vines, and includes a plant selection guide for quick reference. The authors, whose combined experience spans six decades, take California’s summer-dry climate and restricted water supplies into account and provide helpful notes on companion plants and gardening with wildlife. Practical and informative, Growing California Native Plants is a valuable reference for gardeners everywhere in California and an enjoyable book simply to explore.
Categories: Nature

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

Native Treasures. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Stewart, Bob. 1998. Common Butterflies ofCalifornia. Patagonia, AZ: West Coast Lady Press.

Author: Nancy Bauer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520267817

Category: Gardening

Page: 248

View: 139

Explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also sanctuaries for wildlife.
Categories: Gardening

Native California

Native California

The required reading for anyone interested in following detailed accounts of the California Indian peoples. Past volumes are treasures of accounts on every ...

Author: Dolan H. Eargle, Jr.

Publisher: Trees Company Press

ISBN: 9780937401118

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 258

This lavishly illustrated book is the only complete and contemporary introductory guide to all the Native peoples in California. Arranged by geographical area and by language groups, Native California includes reservations, rancherias, federally recognized tribes without lands, unrecognized tribes and peoples with out-of-state origins. History, maps, interviews, overviews, essays, informational appendices. copyright 2008
Categories: Social Science

California Tribal Status Act

California Tribal Status Act

In Japan , California tribal people who practice traditional arts of the kind ... of News from Native California would be honored as “ National Treasures ...

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000021076329

Category: Executive advisory bodies

Page: 363

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Categories: Executive advisory bodies

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

... to Spain the treasures that had been literally wrung out of the native populations ... of the United States and former governor of California announced, ...

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101554944

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Perhaps the greatest of all adventure stories for boys and girls, Treasure Island began, a brave boy who finds himself among pirates, and of the sinister pirate-cook Long John Silver holds children as entranced today as it did a century ago. It has appeared with illustrations by many leading artists, but none so apt as Peake's--first published in 1949 and out of print until now.
Categories: Fiction

Gardening in Summer Dry Climates

Gardening in Summer Dry Climates

Native Treasures: Gardening with the Plants of California. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2006. Missouri Botanical Garden, Plant ...

Author: Nora Harlow

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781643260297

Category: Gardening

Page: 308

View: 872

Dry summers? Wet winters? This is your must-have guide. Gardening in an area defined by arid summers and soggy winters can be challenging. But gardens can thrive in such conditions, and this definitive handbook shares the plants and practices that will help you succeed. Landscape architect Nora Harlow and award-winning photographer Saxon Holt explain how plants adapt to the climate and how topography and climate relate. A comprehensive plant directory provides details on each plant’s needs, and stunning photography shows how smart design can help address seasonal issues. It’s everything you need to create a flourishing summer-dry garden.
Categories: Gardening

Financing California Real Estate

Financing California Real Estate

... the treasures brought to the Oracle providing backing for their representative money.1 Native California economy California was first inhabited more ...

Author: Lynne P. Doti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134861026

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 440

California was at the epicentre of the collapse of the real estate market in 2008, which had a devastating effect on the world economy. Taking this diverse and powerful state as a case study, this book presents a financial history of the property business, from the time Spanish Missions were established to the Great Recession. Financing California Real Estate provides the history of expansions and contractions in the real estate market, and describes factors in the state and nation which may have triggered changes in the direction of growth in real estate lending. It explores how financial institutions which provided funding for building and buying homes changed over time, from the establishment of Spanish Missions in 1769, to the Gold Rush, to rail transportation, all the way through to the real estate bubble that peaked in 2005. Using detailed information on financial institutions to explain the changing nature of the real estate market, this book ultimately suggests an alternative theory for what led to the Great Recession. This book will be of interest to researchers working in the area of real estate cycles in the economy, historians interested in the economy of California, and financial historians.
Categories: Business & Economics

Surviving Through the Days

Surviving Through the Days

Augmenting and enhancing the book are Luthin's engaging, informative essays on topics that range from California's Native languages and oral-literary traditions to critical issues in performance, translation, and the history of California ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 1597349275

Category: Indian mythology

Page: 630

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This anthology of treasures from the oral literature of Native California, assembled by an editor admirably sensitive to language, culture, and history, will delight scholars and general readers alike. Herbert Luthin's generous selection of stories, anecdotes, myths, reminiscences, and songs is drawn from a wide sampling of California's many Native cultures, and although a few pieces are familiar classics, most are published here for the first time, in fresh literary translations. The translators, whether professional linguists or Native scholars and storytellers, are all acknowledged experts in their respective languages, and their introductions to each selection provide welcome cultural and biographical context. Augmenting and enhancing the book are Luthin's engaging, informative essays on topics that range from California's Native languages and oral-literary traditions to critical issues in performance, translation, and the history of California literary ethnography.
Categories: Indian mythology

Buried Treasures

Buried Treasures

... Los Angeles, California Alfonso Ortiz: ashes scattered over a sacred mountain near his native San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico Elsie Clews Parsons: ashes ...

Author: Richard Melzer

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865345317

Category: History

Page: 473

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Melzer offers an impressive new book about famous New Mexico gravesites, usually the only monuments left to honor the human treasures who helped shape state, national, and often international history.
Categories: History

Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of California

Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of California

In 1890 , Bela W. Clarke , a native of Maine , over 78 years of age , came to San Francisco to seek a chest which he claimed to have secreted on the beach ...

Author: Richard Austin Pierce

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C059564479

Category: Gold mines and mining

Page: 56

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Categories: Gold mines and mining

Treasures of Pioneer History

Treasures of Pioneer History

This ended their dream of becoming rich from California gold . ... One of George's subjects was manufacturing paint and coloring from native plants and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011986614

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page:

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Categories: Frontier and pioneer life

Tales and Treasures of California s Missions

Tales and Treasures of California s Missions

These treasures are not gold or silver or precious jewels , but common stone . ... There are native Californians resting alongside those who were native to ...

Author: Randall A. Reinstedt

Publisher:

ISBN: 0933818793

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 468

Covering seven California missions, offers tales of bandits, treasure, and priests.
Categories: Religion

Basket Weavers for the California Curio Trade

Basket Weavers for the California Curio Trade

Gibbs also described the indigenous settlement frequently referred to by the Spanish ... More detail on the " treasures ” that had come to construct these ...

Author: Marvin Cohodas

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816515182

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 362

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The peoples of northwestern Califonia's Lower Klamath River area have long been known for their fine basketry. Two early-twentieth-century weavers of that region, Elizabeth Hickox and her daughter Louise, created especially distinctive baskets that are celebrated today for their elaboration of technique, form, and surface designs. Marvin Cohodas now explores the various forces that influenced Elizabeth Hickox, analyzing her relationship with the curio trade, and specifically with dealer Grace Nicholson, to show how those associations affected the development and marketing of baskets. He explains the techniques and patterns that Hickox created to meet the challenge of weaving design into changig three-dimensional forms. In addition to explicating the Hickoxes' basketry, Cohodas interprets its uniqueness as a form of intersocietal art, showing how Elizabeth first designed her distinctive trinket basket to convey a particular view of the curio trade and its effect on status within her community. Through its close examination of these superb practitioners of basketry, Basket Weavers for the California Curio Trade addresses many of today's most pressing questions in Native American art studies concerning individuality, patronage, and issues of authenticity. Graced with historic photographs and full-color plates, it reveals the challenges faced by early-twentieth-century Native weavers. "Extremely well written and based on an impressive amount of archival research. . . . It skillfully interweaves biography, rigorous stylistic analysis, and social history into an impressive story."--Janet Berlo, editor, The Early Years of Native American Art History Published with the assistance of The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies