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Examination of the Prophecies

By: Thomas Paine

Description: [NOTE: An early American Editor, Col. Fellows, Paine's personal friend, adds after the title of this Examination the following interesting Note: This work was first published by Mr. Paine, at New-York, in 1807, and was the last of his writings edited by himself. It is evidently extracted from his answer to the bishop of Llandaff, or from his third part of the Age of Reason, both of which, it appears by his will, he left in manuscript. The term, 'The Bishop,'...

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Mythology of the Mission Indians, Score CA Mmi

By: C. G. Du Bois

Description: This is a collection of papers by Constance Goddard Du Bois on the mythology of the Luiseño and Diegueño Indians of Southern California

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Creation Myths of Primitive America

By: Jeremiah Curtin

Description: Despite the title, which suggests that this is a comprehensive study of Native American creation myths, this is actually a very good set of animal myths from two tribes of California, the Wintu and Yana. These tribes inhabited the northern Central Valley; the Yana are closely related to the Yahi, the tribe of Ishi, the 'last wild Indian'. Also, these are not creation myths per se; they are tales from an epic cycle about the proto-animal inhabitants of the Ca...

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Religious Practices of the Diegueño Indians, Score CA Rpdi

By: T. T. Waterman

Description: This is one of the few ethnographic studies of the original religious practices of the Native American residents of San Diego county. Called Diegueño by Europeans after the mission which named the city, they today call themselves Kumeyaay, a

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A Mission Record of the California Indians, Score CA Mrci

By: A. L. Kroeber

Description: This is an 'interrogatorio,' a survey taken in 1811 by the Spanish government of Mexico regarding the status of the Native Californians at each mission in Alta California, translated and heavily annotated by A.L. Kroeber. Along with Boscana's

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The Culture of the Luiseño Indians, Score CA Coli

By: P. S. Sparkman

Description: This monograph is a posthumous publication; the author died in 1907. Sparkman spent years studying the Luiseño people, who resided in the approximate area of Orange County in California. The text mostly covers material culture, but includes d

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Thou Shalt Not Kill

By: Mark Twain
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Mission Memories, Score CA Mm

By: J. S. McGroarty

Description: The author of this book, John Steven McGroarty (1862-1944) was poet laureate of California, an author, journalist, dramatist, and unabashed booster for the preservation and celebration of the California Missions. He also served in Congress fr

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Hupa Texts, Score CA Hut

By: P. E. Goddard

Description: This is a collection of texts from the Hupa, who lived in Northern California, Humboldt County, on the Trinity River. The texts are unfiltered translations of stories related by Hupa at the start of the 20th century in an ethnographic context

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The Fly

By: Mark Twain
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Indians of the Yosemite, Valley and Vicinity, Score CA Ioy

By: Galen Clark

Description: This short little book was written by one of the pioneers of Yosemite National Park, Galen Clark. In 1857 Clark was the first white person to view the Mariposa Grove, a stand of old-growth redwoods which are some of the largest living organis

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Sacred Text : Common Sense, Volume I

By: Thomas Paine
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Sacred Text : Facing Life Fearlessly

By: Clarence Darrow
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Indian Mythe of South Central California, Score CA Scc

By: A. L. Kroeber

Description: Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We havenotused OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads tobadquality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where thereareimages such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have en

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The Lore and the Lure of the Yosemite, Score CA Liy

By: H. E. Wilson

Description: This short book about Yosemite Valley and its original inhabitants was written early in the 20th century. Of particular interest are the photographs, which are all in the public domain; while not as gorgeous as those taken in later years by A

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What is Man

By: Mark Twain
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Sacred Text : Absurdities of the Bible

By: Charles Darwin
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Friar Bacon : His Discovery of the Miracles of Art, Nature, and Ma...

By: Roger Bacon

Description: Prejudate eye much lessens the noblenesse of the Subject. Bacons name may bring at the first an inconvenience to the Book, but Bacons ingenuity will recompence it ere he be solidly read. This as an Apology is the usher to his other Workes, wh

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Miwok Myths, Score CA Mim

By: E. W. Gifford

Description: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the

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The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

By: Jean Paul Richter

Description: Leonardo Da Vinci, arguably the central figure of the Renaissance, has long been considered by many a man of mystery. This is in spite of the fact that we have an unparalleled set of documents which illuminate his thought processes, interests, and deepest beliefs. We have access to hundreds of pages of his notes, jottings, sketches, doodles, and musings, including lists of books he read and even scraps of financial records. All of the known Da Vinci papers a...

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