The land of little rain (Microform, 1903) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The land of little rain

The land of little rain

Author: Mary Austin; E Boyd Smith
Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1903.
Series: (19th century American literature and history : the Trans-Mississippi West ; A-13,275 - A-13,282 LCP)
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfiche : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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 recognized as an expert in Native American poetry.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: microfiche
Local history
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 03026358
Named Person: Mary Austin; Mary Austin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Austin; E Boyd Smith
OCLC Number: 427441284
Notes: Illustrated by E. Boyd Smith.
Reproduction Notes: Microfiche. Woodbridge, CT : Research Publications, [198-?]. 8 microfiches. (19th century American literature and history : the Trans-Mississippi West ; A-13,275 - A-13,282 LCP) On fiche: Lost Cause Press, Louisville, 1971.
Description: 280 pages : frontispiece, illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Land of little rain --
Water trails of the Ceriso --
Scavenger --
Pocket hunter --
Shoshone land --
Jimville, a Bret Harte town --
My neighbor's field --
Mesa trail --
Basket maker --
Streets of the mountains --
Water borders --
Other water borders --
Nurslings of the sky --
Little town of the grape vines.
Series Title: (19th century American literature and history : the Trans-Mississippi West ; A-13,275 - A-13,282 LCP)
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 recognized 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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