The Ethno-Geography of the Pomo and Neighboring Indians Volume 6, No. 1

The Ethno-Geography of the Pomo and Neighboring Indians Volume 6, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... throughout the year. bida'miunna, from blda'mi, creek, and wlna', upon or close to, on the east bank of Kelsey Creek at a point about a mile and three-quarters down stream from the town of Kelseyville. According to one informant the site here called licu'I-kale-xowa, black-oak tree in-front-of, which is here given as an uninhabited modern village site, is an old village site and was called blda'miwlna. This however seems doubtful. no'napotii, from no, ashes, nap6', village, and tl, old, in the eastern part of the town of Kelseyville. By most informants this is said to have been a very large permanent village inhabited by the Indians, but one informant says that it was a village inhabited only by mythical people, none of the present race of Indians ever having lived here. In corroboration of this it should be observed that this village is mentioned frequently in the myths of this region; but on the other hand white settlers say that there were old dance and sweat-house pits plainly visible here up to a few years ago, and it seems very probable that this is the site of one of the regular old villages of this region. 231 For a full account of Col. M'Kee's visit see Senate Ex. Dec., No. 4, 32d Cong., spec, sens., 136-142, 1853. Some Indians say that this was the original home of the kabe'napo, but that it had not been inhabited for many years before the arrival of the first explorers. When Messrs. Kelsey and Stone got control of the ranch in Big valley in 1847 they assembled at Kelseyville all the Indians of this vicinity. The kabe'napo lived at no'napotl and the kuLa'napo with others lived near the ranch house, an old adobe built at Hcu'ikalexowa on the west bank of Kelsey Creek. The ranch above referred to is the Lupillomi rancho for which...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821785
  • 9781236821782