Francis Drake and the California Indians, 1579

Francis Drake and the California Indians, 1579

by Robert F. Heizer

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Linked Table of Contents and footnotes

General Background
The Trinidad Bay Landfall Theory
The Arguments for the Bodega Bay or Drake's Bay Landfall
Analysis of the World Encompassed Account
Additional Ethnographic Items in the Richard Madox and John Drake Accounts
Supposed Indian Traditions of Drake's Visit
Recapitulation and Conclusion

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012917911
Publisher: PastIsProlog
Publication date: 06/02/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 748 KB

About the Author

"Robert Fleming Heizer was an archaeologist who conducted extensive fieldwork and reporting in California, the southwest, and the Great Basin

Heizer’s excavations included the Cooper-Molera Adobe Project in Monterey County California from 1971 – 1978 He did work in the Sacramento Valley from 1936 – 1939 [5], and in later years at Lovelock Cave, Humboldt Cave, and Eastgate Cave, all in Nevada.[6] His primary area of study was the Great Basin of the United States. Heizer decided early on that more was going on in the west 10,000 years ago, although in the 1950s and 1960s it was widely accepted that there was not much going on.[1] He had never traveled out of the United States until he went to Tabasco to work at the La Venta site in 1955examiningthe Olmec society with his college Phillip Drucker, who had contacted him up about his findings there.[7] There they found large stone monuments in the shapes of faces and statues. They also uncovered a shrine that was buried on purpose because of its sacredness. One of his lesser known, but highly important studies was the continuation of the work of C. Hart Merriam. Merriam spent a great deal of his life doing fieldwork on the Native Americans of California." --Wikipedia

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