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by Hank Johnston

This book is a comprehensive, well-illustrated history of the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees. Focused on the history behind the breathtaking landscape, it contains detailed information supplemented by a comprehensive index and bibliography. The story of Yosemite is told through a chronological narrative that gives in-depth treatment to the people, institutions, and events that shaped the park's rich heritage.
Download The Yosemite Grant 1864-1906: A Pictorial History epub
ISBN: 0939666790
ISBN13: 978-0939666799
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Hank Johnston
Language: English
Publisher: Yosemite Association (June 1, 1995)
Pages: 278 pages
ePUB size: 1953 kb
FB2 size: 1287 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 852
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Loved most of the book. I loved how Mr. Johnston writes that the first people of Yosemite were Paiutes, but then writes they became Miwoks, then back again to Paiutes? If the first Indian people of Yosemite were war like Paiutes, then it turned to peace-loving Miwoks, then back to war like Paiutes it is kinda odd? Maybe because they were always Paiutes. The Yosemite National Park Service has been trying to pass off the story that Paiutes and Miwoks were friendly with each other. That was false. In fact the Miwoks were scared of the Mono Paiutes and were the ones who named the Ahwahnees "Yosemites" which in their language Yosemite meant "The Killers". The Miwoks were afraid of them and never entered Yosemite Valley until after the death of Chief Tenaya when they went to work for whites in the park. Hank Johnston has a photo of a Native American chief he and the Yosemite National Park Service don't recognize in his book. Under his photo it has something like "Unknown Historic Chief of Yosemite". That man was Yosemite-Mono Lake Indian Chief Captain John of Poko-Tucket. Yet the Yosemite National Park Service never knew that the historic chief after Chief Tenaya was a Paiute chief? People interested in reading the real history of the Native Americans of Yosemite should also read Lafayette Bunnell's book about the Yosemite War. He was one of the two men to meet and write about Chief Tenaya and wrote that Chief Tenaya was the founder of the Paiute Colony of Ahwahnee and that he spoke Paiute, not Miwuk. In fact there is not ONE mention of the word Miwuk, Mewo or Miwok in the whole book. Yet there are many, many mentions of the Mono Paiute people throughout the book as being the primary group of Chief Tenaya's band of Inidans. The other person wrote that Chief Bautista of the Miwoks called the Ahwahneechees or Yosemite Native American Indian people the "Monahs". Which is another word for Mono Paiute. So in conclusion the Native Americans of Yosemite were Paiutes. The Indian people who roamed Yosemite. This is a good book, but needs improvement. Great photo of Native American Yosemite Indian chief CAPTAIN JOHN OF THE YOSEMITE-MONO LAKE PAIUTES.
An excellent treatment of this period in Yosemite's history. Fun to read, gives detailed information, is indexed, and the sources are sited! Photos are well done and informative. Students at the fourth and fifth grade level can read and understand the text.