California’s Nevada County has been the home of one
Nisenan Tribe for many thousands of years. Johnson writes about the tribe into
which he was born, presenting new and old information from multiple
sources—including hundreds of documents from national, state and municipal archives,
contemporary newspapers, and tribal elders. Until now information about the
Nisenan people was widely scattered, with only bits and pieces being recorded.
Never before has such a comprehensive work been assembled by the living members
of a unique American tribe.
340 pp, 140 illus, 3 maps, paper $20.00