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The 1946 publication provides an account of the history of Alta California, its political progress following Mexico’s freedom from Spain, and the personal account and observations made by the author about his travels throughout California, to which is annexed a translation of Friar Geronimo Boscana’s “Chinigchinich: A Historical Account of the Origin, Customs, and Traditions of the Indians at the Missionary Establishment of St. Juan Capistrano, Alta California; Called the Acagchemem Nation.”

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This 1846 book, written by Alfred Robinson during a residence of several years in Alta California, provides an account of the history of Alta California along with the author’s personal observations about his travels throughout California. Topics include the first attempt of the Spaniards to colonize Alta California as well as the author’s description of ports, cities, missions and country life in California. Annexed to this publication is a translation of Friar Geronimo Boscana’s “Chinigchinich: A Historical Account of the Origin, Customs, and Traditions of the Indians at the Missionary Establishment of St. Juan Capistrano, Alta California; Called the Acagchemem Nation.”

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Internet Archives, https://archive.org/details/lifeincalifornia03robi

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Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Document Type

Book

1846 - Life in California:  A Description of the Country and the Missionary Establishments; A Historical Account of the Origin, Customs and Traditions of the Indians of Alta-California, Translated from Original Spanish Manuscript

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