We Were All Like Migrant Workers Here: Work, Community, and by William J. Bauer Jr.

By William J. Bauer Jr.

The federally famous around Valley Indian Tribes are a small, confederated humans whose participants at the present time come from twelve indigenous California tribes. In 1849, through the California gold rush, humans from numerous of those tribes have been relocated to a reservation farm in northern Mendocino County. Fusing local American heritage and exertions historical past, William Bauer Jr. chronicles the evolution of labor, group, and tribal identification one of the around Valley Indians within the 19th and 20th centuries that enabled their survival and resistance to assimilation.

Drawing on oral heritage interviews, Bauer brings around Valley Indian voices to the leading edge in a story that strains their variations to transferring social and fiscal realities, first inside unfree hard work structures, together with outright slavery and debt peonage, and later as salary employees in the agricultural crew. regardless of the allotment of the reservation, federal land guidelines, and the nice melancholy, around Valley Indians innovatively used paintings and monetary switch to their virtue that allows you to live on and persist within the 20th century. We have been All Like Migrant staff Here relates their background for the 1st time.

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