Indian Lore of the North California Coast
This is a first hand account of Indian stories, lore, and anecdotes which graphically catches the mood of the early inhabitants of the Northern California coast. Form its pages come Indian stories telling of the creation of Humboldt Bay, the origin of landmarks of the Klamath River and the life about it. Language of the native informants adds color to the tales which vie with the best folk stories found anywhere in the world. Many aspects of Indian life - home building, fishing, even the making of glue - are described, and anecdotes contain a fascinating blend of attitudes, facts and fancy which turn back the pages of history and bring to life the Yuroks, the Tolowas, and their neighbors of the California Northwest.