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In the Land of the Grasshopper Song

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In the Land of the Grasshopper Song: Two Women in the Klamath River Indian Country in 1908-09 Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780803267039
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Published: Bison Books - November 1st, 1980

In 1908, two young women traveled from New Jersey to Northern California, where they spent the next two years living with the Karoks, “bow-and-arrow Indians [who] had no knowledge of textiles or pottery.” They kept a written record of their days there, and their appreciation for the customs of the native population is an antidote to the prejudice they met among the white descendants of the 1852 gold rush. They were extremely brave, often risking their lives, yet their account is delightful in its self-deprecating humor and, above all, their deep attachment to the individuals with whom they lived.

Joan


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