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Indians, missionaries, and merchants : the legacy of colonial encounters on the California frontiers

Author: Kent G Lightfoot
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lightfoot examines the interactions between Native American communities in California & the earliest colonial settlements, those of Russian pioneers & Franciscan missionaries. He compares the history of the different ventures & their legacies that still help define the political status of native people.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kent G Lightfoot
ISBN: 0520249984 9780520249981
OCLC Number: 1056037152
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xvii, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments 1. Dimensions and Consequences of Colonial Encounters 2. Visions of Precolonial Native California 3. Franciscan Missions in Alta California 4. Native Agency in the Franciscan Missions 5. Russian Merchants in California 6. Native Agency in the Ross Colony 7. Missionary and Mercantile Colonies in California: The Implications 8. The Aftermath 9. Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Kent G. Lightfoot.

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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  Read more...

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"Lightfoot not only adds a useful text to the study of colonial effects on the Indians of California, but fosters his arguments for the developing field of 'historical anthropology.'" - GLENN J. Read more...

 
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