Item #16939 California Indian Folklore (SIGNED). Frank Latta.
California Indian Folklore (SIGNED)

California Indian Folklore (SIGNED)

Shafter, CA: Published by the author, 1936. First Edition, Limited Edition #4 of 10 copies printed on special paper and hand-bound by the Santa Barbara Bindery (as noted by the author in his own hand). SIGNED by Latta. 8vo. 209 pp. 34 photo-plates. Latta's business card as Director of the Kern County Museum laid in. Maroon half-leather spine over cloth boards with gilt lettering. A fine copy of this scarce limited edition. Item #16939

As told to F. F. Latta by 15 Native Americans. A Collection of California Indian Folklore Tales which were told during the long Winter evenings long before the White People came to California. Latta's first work to specifically focus on the Indians of the San Joaquin Valley, dealing with the culture of the more than 60 tribes that made up the Yokuts. Latta was a well known historian who in 1906, while still a student conducted his first interview. He later went around and found old timers still living and interviewed them about various historical people and incidents.

Price: $500.00

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