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Inigo of Rancho Posolmi - Hard Copy

Inigo of Rancho Posolmi - Hard Copy

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Inigo of Rancho Posolmi: The Life and Times of a Mission Indian (Formerly Ballena Press Anthropological Papers, No. 47)

By Laurence H. Shoup and Randall T. Milliken

Inigo of Rancho Posolmi will appeal to anyone who is interested in the Ohlone Indians and the history of California under Spain and Mexico. The authors have reconstructed the life of Inigo, a Santa Clara Mission Indian, and the history of his land grant rancho. It is one of the rare works that charts the life of a single native Californian in the nineteenth century. Albert L. Hurtado, Travis Professor of History, University of Oklahoma innovative in its approach and provocative in its conclusions, this book adds insight and controversy to the debate surrounding the purpose, function, and results of the Spanish Mission System in California. George H. Phillips, author of Indians and Intruders deeply researched, rich in detail, and completely trustworthy in its conclusions, this groundbreaking book provides many valuable insights into the larger issues of Indian life in the Spanish/Mexican eras. Rarer yet, individuals come to life with amazing specificity, evoking a complexity of human drama of the clash of cultures out of which modern California has grown. Malcolm Margolin, author of The Ohlone Way and publisher, Heyday Books

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