Indians, Missionaries, and Merchants The Legacy of Colonial Encounters on the California Frontiers

ISBN-10: 0520249984
ISBN-13: 9780520249981
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

California's earliest European colonists--Russian merchants and Spanish missionaries--depended heavily on Native Americans for labor to build and maintain their colonies, but they did so in very different ways. This richly detailed book brings together disparate skeins of the past--including little-known oral histories, native texts, ethnohistory, and archaeological excavations--to present a vivid new view of how native cultures fared under these two colonial systems. Kent Lightfoot's innovative work, which incorporates the holistic methods of historical anthropology, explores the surprising ramifications of these long-ago encounters for the present-day political status of native people in California. Lightfoot weaves the results of his own significant archaeological research at Fort Ross, a major Russian mercantile colony, into a cross-cultural comparison, showing how these two colonial ventures--one primarily mercantile and one primarily religious--contributed to the development of new kinds of native identities, social forms, and tribal relationships. His lively account includes personal anecdotes from the field and a provocative discussion of the role played by early ethnographers, such as Alfred Kroeber, in influencing which tribes would eventually receive federal recognition.Indians, Missionaries, and Merchantstakes a fascinating, yet troubling, look at California's past and its role in shaping the state today.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Dimensions and Consequences of Colonial Encounters
Visions of Precolonial Native California
Franciscan Missions in Alta California
Native Agency in the Franciscan Missions
Russian Merchants in California
Native Agency in the Ross Colony
Missionary, and Mercantile Colonies in California: The Implications
The Aftermath
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index

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