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The land of little rain

Author: Mary Austin; Cairns Collection of American Women Writers.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934) moved with her family from Illinois to the desert on the edge of the San Joaquin Valley in 1888. In the next fifteen years she moved from one desert community to another, working on her sketches of desert and Indian life. Spending the last years of her life in Santa Fe, Austin remained a lifelong defender of Native Americans and was recoginzed as an expert in Native American poetry.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Austin, Mary, 1868-1934.
Land of little rain.
Boston, New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1903
(OCoLC)652276975
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Austin; Cairns Collection of American Women Writers.
OCLC Number: 1512203
Notes: Illustrated by E. Boyd Smith.
Description: xi pages, 2 leaves, 280, [2] pages : frontispiece, illustrations 22 cm
Contents: The land of little rain. --
Water trails of the Ceriso. --
The scavengers. --
The pocket hunter. --
Shoshone land. --
Jimville, a Bret Harte town. --
My neighbor's field. --
The Mesa trail. --
The basket maker. --
The streets of the mountains. --
Water borders. --
Other water borders. --
Nurslings of the sky. --
The little town of the grape vines.
Responsibility: by Mary Austin.

Abstract:

Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934) moved with her family from Illinois to the desert on the edge of the San Joaquin Valley in 1888. In the next fifteen years she moved from one desert community to another, working on her sketches of desert and Indian life. Spending the last years of her life in Santa Fe, Austin remained a lifelong defender of Native Americans and was recoginzed as an expert in Native American poetry. The land of little rain (1903), Austin's first book, focuses on the arid and semi-arid regions of California between the High Sierras south of Yosemite: the Ceriso, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert; and towns such as Jimville, Kearsarge, and Las Uvas. She writes of the region's climate, plants, and animals and of its people: the Ute, Paiute, Mojave, and Shoshone tribes; European-American gold prospectors and borax miners; and descendants of Hispanic settlers.
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