The California Indians A Source Book Author:R. F. Heizer (Editor), M. A. Whipple (Editor) This collection of essays delineates and interprets the aboriginal lie in California for all who are interested in California's first inhabitants. — Each paper is the work of an authority in his field, and the reader is assured that the compilation of these source essays has been carefully and judiciously made by editors whose acquaintance with t... more »he literature on the California Indian is extensive. many of these essays are made accessible to the general reader for the first time.
The undisputed authority on the California Indians, A. L. Kroeber, heads the list of outstanding anthropologists whose writings have been selected to appear in this book.
Here then, for the first time since the appearance, many years ago, of A. L. Kroeber's Handbook of the Indians of California (Smithsonian Institution, 1925) is a book which covers the material and social cultures, the archaeological findings, the history, and a wealth of other material on the Indians of California.
The first edition having this title by Heizer and Whipple was published in 1951. However, the present volume (published in 1970, ISBN 0520005465) and its later edition (published in 1972, ISBN 9780520020313), while sharing some of the same essays, are not the same book, and each contains essays that are not included in the other volume.« less