Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

California’s Little-Known Genocide

Peter Hardenman Burnett, the state’s first governor, saw indigenous Californians as lazy, savage and dangerous. Though he acknowledged that white settlers were taking their territory and bringing disease, he felt that it was the inevitable outcome of the meeting of two races.
“That a war of extermination will continue to be waged between the races until the Indian race becomes extinct must be expected,” he told legislators in the second state of the stateaddress in 1851. “While we cannot anticipate this result but with painful regret, the inevitable destiny of the race is beyond the power or wisdom of man to avert.”


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

In the Rumsien language, it’s called a kónon

The boat’s structure is built out of five tightly wrapped bundles of tule reeds.

From Monterey County Weekly