Heizer, Robert F. (Robert Fleming), 1915-1979. The four ages of Tsurai: a documentary history of the Indian village on Trinidad Bay

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Introduction

I The Prehistory Of Tsurai

Ii Discovery And Exploration 1775–1800

Journal Of Don Juan Francisco De La Bodega Y Quadra, Captain Of The Schooner Sonora, At Trinidad Bay, June 9–19, 1775

Journal Of Don Bruno De Hezeta, Commander Of The Expedition And Captain Of The Santiago, At Trinidad Bay, June 9–19, 1775

Diary Of Fray Miguel De La Campa, Chaplain Of The Santiago, At Trinidad Bay, June 9–19, 1775

Journal Of Don Francisco Antonio Mourelle, Second Pilot Of The Sonora, At Trinidad Bay, June, 1775

Diary Of Don Juan Perez, Second In Command Of The Santiago, At Trinidad Bay, June, 1775

Act Of Possession Of The Spanish Crown At Trinidad Bay, June 11, 1775

Trinidad Bay From The Journal Of Archibald Menzies, Naturalist Of The Vancouver Expedition, May, 1793

Extract From The Journal Of Captain George Vancouver Concerning His Visit To Trinidad Bay, May, 1793

Extract Of The Account Of The Voyage Of The Spanish Brigantine Activo, Under The Command Of Lieutenant Don Francisco De Eliza, At Trinidad Bay, August, 1793

Iii Exploitation: The Fur Trade 1800–1849

Experiences Of William Shaler And The Crew Of The Lelia Byrd In Trinidad Bay, May 11–18, 1804

Visit Of Captain Jonathan Winship, Jr., Master Of The O'cain, To Trinidad Bay, June 11, 1806

Visit Of The Brig Columbia, Captain John Jennings, To Trinidad Bay, July 24, 1817, From The Journal Of The First Officer, Peter Corney

Iv Decline And Fall The American Invasion 1850–1916

Trinidad Bay In 1849, From L. K. Wood's Account Of The Josiah Gregg Expedition

H. D. La Motte's Account Of Trinidad Bay, March, 1850

The Trinidad Bay Indians Shortly After The Rediscovery Of The Bay By Sea And The Founding Of Trinidad City, From Ernest De Massey's Account, 1850

Remarks On Trinidad Indians By J. Goldsborough Bruff, January-february, 1851

Carl Meyer's Account Of The Indians Of Trinidad Bay In 1851

Baron Karl Von Loeffelholz' Account Of The Tsorei Indians Of Trinidad Bay, 1850–1856

Tsurai Village, 1851–1916

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Title: The four ages of Tsurai: a documentary history of the Indian village on Trinidad Bay

Published By: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1952. x, 207 p., 10 plates

By line: Robert F. Heizer and John E. Mills ; Translations of Spanish documents by Donald C. Cutter

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Yurok (NS31)

Subjects: History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Diet (262); Prehistory (172); Dwellings (342); External trade (439); Normal garb (291); Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276); External relations (648); Ornament (301); Personal grooming (302); Heating and lighting equipment (354); Transmission of skills (868); General character of religion (771); Price and value (435); Burial practices and funerals (764); Behavior toward non-relatives (609);

Abstract: This is a collection of documents on the Yurok village of Tsurai from the time of discovery to its abandonment. The four ages represented are: The prehistoric period; the period of discovery and exploration, 1775-1800; the period of exploitation, 1800-1849, represented by the activities of the fur traders; and the period of decline and fall, 1850-1916, which commenced with the coming of gold miners. Materials for the reconstruction of the prehistory come from archaeological discoveries made by the University of California expedition in 1949. Documents on the second and third period are extracts from the journals of Spanish and American seafarers. Reports on the last period are written by observers on the scene during the hectic gold-rush days. In some cases, the information collected here is repetitive and occasionally misleading. However, it does present a picture of Yurok culture as it developed historically. Notes by the editors are found on pp. 193-207. They should be consulted for the correction of doubtful observations made by the various writers.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: ns31-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4

Analyst: Robert Lee ; 1958

Coverage Date: 1770-1952

Coverage Place: Yurok Indians, USA

LCSH: Yurok Indians

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