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Native Americans at Mission San Jose

With this volume, Randall Milliken once again contributes an important and authoritative new work to the growing body of literature on the various Native American groups who were living in the area around San Francisco Bay when the Spanish first arrived in the early 1770s. More...
An Artist’s Portfolio

Over a century and a half ago, an obscure artist named Henry B. Brown set out to capture the scenery and lifeways to be found in the Sierra foothills and Sacramento Valley. More...

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Recently Reprinted

Cahuilla Dictionary

Cahuilla is one of the few indigenous languages of Southern California poised to survive and thrive into the 22nd century, thanks in large part to the groundbreaking work which professors Seiler, Hioki, and their Cahuilla language experts accomplished. More...
  Chinigchinich

This is a revised and annotated version of Alfred Robinson’s translation of Father Geronimo Boscana’s historical account of the belief, usages, customs and extravagancies of the Indians of this Mission of San Juan Capistrano called the Acagchemem tribe. More...
Mulu'Wetam: The First People

Mulu’Wetam: the First People is a collection of oral histories, myths accounts of the old religious ceremonies, reminiscences of individuals, stories for children, and songs of the Cupeno people of Southern California. More...
  Dictionary of Mesa Grande Diegueno

Dictionary of Mesa Grande Diegueno is the first dictionary of a Yuman Indian language, and introduces a world of words, sounds, and ideas which directly reflect a still vital cultural tradition of California and the Southwest. More...
Before the Wilderness: Environmental Management by Native Californians

The explorers, the gold-seekers, and the settlers who arrived in California in the mid-19th century saw California as a wilderness unmodified by the Indians who lived in it. The authors of this book tell a different story. More...
  Delfina Cuero

With simple elegance the story of a Kumeyaay woman from the San Diego region engulfs the reader, until we feel as though we are sitting at the feet of some great-aunt or grandmother as she tries to pass onto us something of worth from her life. More...
Temalpakh: Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants

One of the most detailed ethnobotanies ever published. Temalpakh: Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants encompasses Cahuilla Indian knowledge and usage of more than 250 plants. More...
 

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Cultural Biography

I’sill He’qwas Wa’xish:
A Dried Coyoted Tail


Malki Museum Press is excited and proud to announce that we are currently at press with Katherine Siva Saubel’s biography. Renowned linguist and author Eric Elliot and Katherine have spent twelve years writing this extraordinary two volume, 1700 page work of literary art. More...
  Delfina Cuero

With simple elegance the story of a Kumeyaay woman from the San Diego region engulfs the reader, until we feel as though we are sitting at the feet of some great-aunt or grandmother as she tries to pass onto us something of worth from her life. More...
Inigo of Rancho Posolmi: The Life and Times of a Mission Indian

An innovative biography of an Ohlone Indian, who was appointed an alcalde at Mission Santa Clara, was given a sizeable land grant, and managed to retain over 800 acres of it until his death in 1864. More...
  Wayta' Yawa' (Always Believe)

Linguist Eric Elliott worked for more than 12 years with Mrs. Ramón, who was well in her 80s when she began documenting her language and culture. This fascinating 894-page bilingual series of culturally significant texts and memoirs tells the enduring story of the Serrano people. More...
Willie Boy

A gripping, true tale about a 1909 posse chase across more than 500 miles of harsh desert wilderness for Willie Boy, a local Paiute Indian who killed the father of a girl he loved so he could run off with her. More...
 

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Poetry & Mythology

Lost Copper

One of America's best known and finest Native American poets, Wendy Rose's work from this collection has been anthologized widely since it first appeared more than a decade ago. Wendy Rose is of Miwok and Hopi ancestry, and is currently program coordinator of American Indian Studies at Fresno City College. More...
  Gigyayk Vo'-jka (Walk Strong)

This creative book is a collection of poems, written in their native languages, by members of five Arizona Native American Groups of the Yuman family: Havasupai, Hualapai, Maricopa, Mojave and Yavapai. More...
Mirror and Pattern: George Laird's World of Chemehuevi Mythology

Carobeth Laird, author of the greatly praised literary memoir Encounter with an Angry God (University of New Mexico Press) finished proofreading this magnificent work shortly before her death on August 5, 1983. More...
  When the Animals Were People

We never tire of hearing Coyote stories. In this collection of tales from the rich mythology of the Chumash people of Southern California, Coyote reacts to different situations with his characteristic cunning, trickery and out-and-out foolishness. More...
Mulu'Wetam: The First People

Mulu’Wetam: the First People is a collection of oral histories, myths accounts of the old religious ceremonies, reminiscences of individuals, stories for children, and songs of the Cupeno people of Southern California. More...
  Kawaiisu Mythology: An Oral Tradition of South-Central California

This is the first publication of monograph length on the Kawaiisu Indians of the area east of Bakersfield in Kern County. More...

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Native American Practices

Aboriginal Society in Southern California

This is one of the indispensable classics for scholars, students, and laymen interested in the Shoshonean-speaking peoples of southern California. More...
  Before the Wilderness: Environmental Management by Native Californians

The explorers, the gold-seekers, and the settlers who arrived in California in the mid-19th century saw California as a wilderness unmodified by the Indians who lived in it. The authors of this book tell a different story. More...
California Indian Shamanism

Articles from ethnographers, a linguist, and Native Americans, all addressed to the topic of Native California shamanism in traditional times and in the present. A feast for the scholar or layman interested in the cross-cultural study of religion; in California Indians; or in the beginnings of art, music, and literature. More...
  Chinigchinich

This is a revised and annotated version of Alfred Robinson’s translation of Father Geronimo Boscana’s historical account of the belief, usages, customs and extravagancies of the Indians of this Mission of San Juan Capistrano called the Acagchemem tribe. More...
Chumash Healing

Changing Health and Medical Practices in an American Indian Society. More...
  The First Angelinos: The Gabrielino Indians of Los Angeles

This is the first book-length treatment of the Gabrielino Indians of the Los Angeles region in more than thirty years. The result of more than a decade of research by McCawley, this volume in all likelihood will become known as the definitive pre-mission study of a fascinating people. More...
Shamanic Odyssey: The Lushootseed Salish Journey to the Land of the Dead

It is now generally recognized that the beginnings of not only religion, but also of art, dance, and music, lie in shamanic systems that have characterized many of the world’s oldest societies. More...
  Temalpakh: Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants

One of the most detailed ethnobotanies ever published. Temalpakh: Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants encompasses Cahuilla Indian knowledge and usage of more than 250 plants. More...

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Historical Accounts/Stories

An Artist’s Portfolio

Over a century and a half ago, an obscure artist named Henry B. Brown set out to capture the scenery and lifeways to be found in the Sierra foothills and Sacramento Valley. More...
Willie Boy

A gripping, true tale about a 1909 posse chase across more than 500 miles of harsh desert wilderness for Willie Boy, a local Paiute Indian who killed the father of a girl he loved so he could run off with her. More...
  Chinigchinich

This is a revised and annotated version of Alfred Robinson’s translation of Father Geronimo Boscana’s historical account of the belief, usages, customs and extravagancies of the Indians of this Mission of San Juan Capistrano called the Acagchemem tribe. More...
I’sill He’qwas Wa’xish:
A Dried Coyoted Tail


Malki Museum Press is excited and proud to announce that we are currently at press with Katherine Siva Saubel’s biography. Renowned linguist and author Eric Elliot and Katherine have spent twelve years writing this extraordinary two volume, 1700 page work of literary art. More...
  The First Angelinos: The Gabrielino Indians of Los Angeles

This is the first book-length treatment of the Gabrielino Indians of the Los Angeles region in more than thirty years. The result of more than a decade of research by McCawley, this volume in all likelihood will become known as the definitive pre-mission study of a fascinating people. More...
Indians of the Feather River: Tales and Legends of the Concow Maidu of California

This book tells the story of the Concow Maidu who traditionally occupied the northeastern California country between the North Fork and the South Fork of the Feather River. More...
  Inigo of Rancho Posolmi: The Life and Times of a Mission Indian

An innovative biography of an Ohlone Indian, who was appointed an alcalde at Mission Santa Clara, was given a sizeable land grant, and managed to retain over 800 acres of it until his death in 1864. More...
The Ohlone: Past and Present, Native Americans of the San Francisco Bay Region

This book remedies a long-standing wrong—the neglect of the Indians of the San Francisco Bay Area in published anthropological literature. More...
  Wayta' Yawa' (Always Believe)

Linguist Eric Elliott worked for more than 12 years with Mrs. Ramón, who was well in her 80s when she began documenting her language and culture. This fascinating 894-page bilingual series of culturally significant texts and memoirs tells the enduring story of the Serrano people. More...

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Academic Resource/Ethnography

Tipai Ethnographic Notes

"More than its title promises, Tipai Ethnographic Notes is a rich compendium of information on the Tipai/Diegueno communities of northern Baja California during the late 1940s."
—Ken Hodges, Curator of California Collections, San Diego Museum of Man

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  California Indians: Primary Resources

This is a book that invites the reader to go on a treasure hunt—a hunt through our public “attics” in search of the treasures of history, language, wisdom, and art that derived from the many and varied cultures of California Indians. More...
California Indian Shamanism

Articles from ethnographers, a linguist, and Native Americans, all addressed to the topic of Native California shamanism in traditional times and in the present. A feast for the scholar or layman interested in the cross-cultural study of religion; in California Indians; or in the beginnings of art, music, and literature. More...
  Costanoan/Ohlone Indians of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area

"What a valuable resource. Teixeira’s book is, masterfully assembled and intelligently organized, authoritative yet accessible and even graceful."
Malcom Margolin, publisher Heyday books

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The First Angelinos: The Gabrielino Indians of Los Angeles

This is the first book-length treatment of the Gabrielino Indians of the Los Angeles region in more than thirty years. The result of more than a decade of research by McCawley, this volume in all likelihood will become known as the definitive pre-mission study of a fascinating people. More...
  Kawaiisu Mythology: An Oral Tradition of South-Central California

This is the first publication of monograph length on the Kawaiisu Indians of the area east of Bakersfield in Kern County. More...
Native Californians: A Theoretical Retrospective

This anthology includes sixteen papers on Native Californians from a theoretical perspective. More...
  The Noontide Sun

"The rediscovery of the journals of Stephen Bowers is one if great importance to Chumash studies."

—John R. Johnson, Curator of Anthropology, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

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The Ohlone: Past and Present, Native Americans of the San Francisco Bay Region

This book remedies a long-standing wrong—the neglect of the Indians of the San Francisco Bay Area in published anthropological literature. More...
  Salinas de los Nueve Cerros Guatemala

The implications of this discovered (1977) extension of Classic Maya Lowland civilization may be of interest to students of ancient Mesoamerican archaeology and culture history. More...
Studies in Cahuilla Culture

This volume, the third of the series “Classics in California Anthropology” published by the Malki Museum Press, contains two works on the Cahuilla people of Southern California. More...
     

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Booklets

The Cahuilla Indians of Southern California

This is the first in a series of brochures for the general public that Malki Museum Press has published on the Indians of Southern California. More...
  The Chemehuevi Indians of Southern California

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The Chumash Indians of Southern California

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  The Luiseño Indians of Southern California

This booklet contains excerpts from Aboriginal Society in Southern California by William Duncan Strong. More...
The Serrano Indians of Southern California

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  Alaawwich (Our Language)

This is a first book of words in the Tübatulabal Language of Southern California, with pictures for coloring. More...
I’isniyatam (Designs): A Cahuilla Word Book

This charming booklet, with illustrations, explains the meanings of some Cahuilla basket designs, with the words in Cahuilla and English. The targeted audience is children, but this booklet is cherished by people of all ages. More...
  Malki Museum's Native Food Tasting Experiences

This booklet is newly revised, with additional information on the collecting and preparing of plants, fruits, seeds, and game for dining at Malki Museum events. More...
Stalking the Wild Agave

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  Tovanger (World): A Gabrielino Word Book

The Los Angeles Basin, where the cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pasadena, and many others now cover the land, was once home to many Indian people. Fortunately, some of the words of the Gabrielino language were recorded many years ago before the last speakers died. More...

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Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology

Volume 22
Issue 2


Published in 2000

$30.00

  Volume 23
Issue 1


Published in 2001

$30.00
Volume 23
Issue 2


Published in 2001

$30.00
  Volume 24
Issue 2


Published in 2004

$30.00
Volume 25
Issue 1


Published in 2005

$30.00
  Volume 25
Issue 2


Published in 2005

$30.00
Volume 26
Issue 1


Published in 2006

$30.00
  Volume 26
Issue 2


Published in 2006

$30.00
Volume 27
Issue 1


Published in 2007

$30.00
  Volume 27
Issue 2


Published in 2007

$30.00
Volume 28
Issue 1


Published in 2008

$30.00
 

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Out of Print Books

If you cannot find the book that you are looking for, check our out of print booklist. If you think we missed a title, or wish to see one of the out of print books reprinted, please email us at malkimuseummail@gmail.com.

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CDs, DVDs, and More

CDs
Robert Levi: Desert Cahuilla Birdsongs—CD

Robert Levi, a Desert Cahuilla elder, sings traditional desert Cahuilla Birdsongs that were passed down to him from his father and uncles, in this entirely unique set of CDs. More...

  Cahuilla Creation Story—CD

This CD includes the Cahuilla story of creation, and an interview with Dr. Katherine Siva Saubel. More...
Walela in Concert—CD

Walela is the Cherokee word for Hummingbird and the symbol of inspiration for this family of women singers. More...

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  Alluvia—CD

Evren Ozan has been playing the flute since he was six years old and has released three albums by the age of 15.. More...

DVDs
Our Spirits Don't Speak English—DVD

Told from the Native American perspective, this documentary uncovers the dark history of the U.S. Government policy and will give a voice to the countless Indian children forced through the system. More...
  The Romance of A Vanishing Race—DVD

This DVD includes three historic motion pictures of Native Americans and their life-style in the early 1900's. More...
We Are Still Here—DVD

This DVD documents the tenacious struggle of elder and tribal chair Dr. Katherine Siva Saubel and her efforts to preserve the culture, history, and traditions of the Cahuilla people. More...
  How to Trace Your Native American Heritage—DVD

Discover your Native American Heritage. Use this guide to search out the path of your ancestors and establish your roots. More...
Native American Healing—DVD

A comprehensive look at the healing practices of American Indians and how many of those natural remedies are applicable to today’s alternative health-conscious society. More...
  Tales of Wonder I & II—DVD

This is a two-hour enchanting collection of eighteen Indian stories and legends handed down from generation to generation to entertain the whole family. More...
Black Indians—DVD

Narrated by James Earl Jones, this DVD brings to light a forgotten part of America’s past—the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. More...
  Gone Knapping—DVD

During this 40 minute presentation, Dr. “Arizona” demonstrates and explains the basic principles involved in the traditional craft of flintknapping. More...
Trail of Tears—DVD

“Thousands of Cherokees died during the trail of tears, nearly a quarter of the Nation. They suffered beyond imagination…and when they finally arrived in Indian Territory, they arrived almost without any children and with very few elders.” More...
  Walela in Concert—DVD

Walela is the Cherokee word for Hummingbird and the symbol of inspiration for this family of women singers. More...

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Posters and Map

"The Land of Cahuilla"—$15.00
"Native American Baskets"—$25.00

Native American Tribal Map —$25.00

Postcards $1.00 each

Woman and Ramada

Mission Indians from San Bernardino County

Salvador Lopez (Fire Eater)

Old Museum Postcard

Misc.: Apron, Patch, Car Sticker

$18.00

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