Book/Printed Material The Indians of southern California in 1852; the B.D. Wilson report and a selection of contemporary comment.
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- The Indians of southern California in 1852; the B.D. Wilson report and a selection of contemporary comment.
- Benjamin Davis Wilson (1811-1878) of Tennessee came to California in 1841, married into the prominent Yorba family, and acquired a vast property, including a ranch that encompassed the site of modern Riverside. He was elected mayor of Los Angeles in 1851 and was named sub-agent for Indian Affairs for Southern California not long after. The Indians of southern California in 1852 (1952) reprints a report Wilson prepared in collaboration with Benjamin Hayes after being named a federal Indian agent. The document identifies two major problems: the security of ranches and settlements from Indian raids and the plight of the mission Indians. He recommends a reservation system as the solution to both. John Walton Caughey's introduction provides useful background, supplemented by his appendix of "Contemporary Comment."
- Contributor Names
- Wilson, Benjamin Davis, 1811-1878.
- Caughey, John Walton, 1902-1995.
- Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- San Marino, Calif., Huntington Library, 1952.
- Subject Headings
- - Indians of North America--California
- - Indians of North America--Government relations--1789-1869
- - Indian reservations--California
- - The report, prepared in 1852, was published serially in the Los Angeles star, July 18--September 19, 1868.
- - Bibliography: p. 153-154.
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
- - Gift of Lessing J. Rosenwald, 1943-1975.
- - LAC knj 2019-04-01 no edits (1 card)
- xxxiv, 154 p. 24 cm.
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- E78.C15 W55
- E78.C15 W55 Copy 2 Copy 2.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.
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Wilson, Benjamin Davis, John Walton Caughey, and Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection. The Indians of southern California in ; the B.D. Wilson report and a selection of contemporary comment. San Marino, Calif., Huntington Library, 1952. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/52003521/.
APA citation style:
Wilson, B. D., Caughey, J. W. & Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection. (1952) The Indians of southern California in ; the B.D. Wilson report and a selection of contemporary comment. San Marino, Calif., Huntington Library. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/52003521/.
MLA citation style:
Wilson, Benjamin Davis, John Walton Caughey, and Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection. The Indians of southern California in ; the B.D. Wilson report and a selection of contemporary comment. San Marino, Calif., Huntington Library, 1952. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/52003521/>.
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