Indians of the Yosemite Valley and vicinity: their history, customs and traditions by Galen Clark ... With an appendix of useful information for Yosemite visitors ... Illustrated by Chris Jorgensen and from photographs. GALEN CLARK.

Indians of the Yosemite Valley and vicinity: their history, customs and traditions by Galen Clark ... With an appendix of useful information for Yosemite visitors ... Illustrated by Chris Jorgensen and from photographs. Yosemite Valley, California: Galen Clark, 1904. 17.3 cm, pp. [1-2] [i-vii] viii [ix] x-xviii [xix-xx] [1] 2-110, frontispiece (photographic portrait of Clark by Taber), 25 illustrations, including four drawings by Chris Jorgensen, one drawing by Mrs. Jorgensen, and photographs by Fiske, Boysen, Foley and Dove, original pictorial medium brown cloth, front panel stamped in dark brown. First edition. Signed by Clark on the front free endpaper: "Yours Sincerely / Galen Clark / Yosemite Calif." A history of the Ah-wah-nee-chees, including information on their customs and beliefs, based on knowledge derived from Clark's friendship and close association with the Indians of the region. The formal presentation, while factual and informative, suffers from the lack of personal notes or experiences of Clark himself. Clark was persuaded to write this book, his first, by W. W. Foote and the book's dedicatee, Charles Howard Burnett. Burnett supplied the financial backing and managed the details of publication. Of interest is the ten page introduction by friend and Yosemite Commissioner Foote, which provided a biographical sketch of Clark. For a book-length biography of Clark see Shirley Sargent, Galen Clark: Yosemite Guardian. Cloth worn and chipped at upper spine end, a very good copy. (#166026).

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