Francis Drake and the California Indians, 1579

Francis Drake and the California Indians, 1579

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Excerpt: ...voyage, A-4 and is inclined, no doubt with good reason, to treat the World Encompassed version as "untrustworthy"; yet this characterization hardly holds for what it tells of the California Indians, which, within limits of interpretation, is a straightforward, detailed ethnographic record, of convincing authenticity. It is fairly certain that Francis Fletcher's "Notes" was the source of the description of California Indian manners and customs, since, as Wagner points out, the descriptions of the Patagonians and Fuegians in the first half of the Fletcher manuscript (the second half is now lost) agree very closely in wording with the descriptions of the California coast Indians. A-5 Of Francis Fletcher, chaplain and diarist of the Drake expedition, O. M. Dalton says: Pg 281 . it may . be suggested that Fletcher was not such a romancer as has sometimes been supposed. There is really a large amount of information condensed in his few pages,show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236715101
  • 9781236715104