Indian myths of south central California by A. L. Kroeber [cover title]. Berkeley: The University Press, May, 1907. 27x17.5 cm, pp.  168-250, original gray yapp-edged wrappers printed in black, edges untrimmed, sewn. First edition. At head of title: University of California Publications American Archaeology and Ethnology Vol. 4 No. 4." Myths, mainly Yokuts, collected in the years 1901 to 1906 as part of the work of the Ethnological and Archaeological Survey of California carried on by the University of California's Department of Anthropology. "The mythology of the Central region, both northern and southern, is treated in the present paper. That of the northern half is comparatively well known through several collections, and will be summarized here. That of the southern half, -- south central California, -- is very little known, but is illustrated by the new material which constitutes the present paper" (p. 170). Includes four Miwok myths, all but one being creation myths. Alfred Louis Kroeber (1876-1960), a highly influential American cultural anthropologist, the first professor appointed to the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, contributed the chapter "Indians of Yosemite" to Handbook of Yosemite National Park: a compendium of articles on the Yosemite region by the leading scientific authorities compiled and edited by Ansel F. Hall ... (New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1921). Yapp edges frayed, a very good copy. (#166279).
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