Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
Pages (PDF): 33
Publication Date: 1908
This is a survey taken in 1811 by the Spanish government of Mexico regarding the status of the Native Californians at each mission in Alta California, translated and heavily annotated by A.L. Kroeber. Along with Boscana's account, this one of the few glimpses we have of the Native Californians, when pre-contact individuals were still alive. The accounts vary from friar to friar, but some are very detailed and mention completely unknown placenames and languages. Most notably, this includes one of the few published accounts of the elusive Esselen people, who inhabited the Big Sur coast (see San Carlos).