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A in depth ethnographic description of a Acagchemem (Juaneño) Native Californian culture written during the Mission period in Alta California.

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While at Mission San Juan Capistrano (1812-1826), Friar Boscana wrote a detailed report concerning the Acagchemem (Juaneño), California Indians, in response to an 1812 questionnaire sent by the Spanish government to the missions located in Alta California. Boscan’s work was translated first by Alfred Robinson who published it in 1846 as an appendix to his book "Life in California." Robinson assigned the title "Chinigchinix or Chinigchinich.” Boscana was distinguished for writing one of the most comprehensive ethnographic portrayals of a Native Californian culture during the Mission period. [A portion of the translator's Introduction appears to be missing in this scanned version of the 1846 publication.]

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

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English

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Arts and Humanities | Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Document Type

Report

1846 - 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. Geronimo Boscana

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