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The land of little rain

The land of little rain

Author: Mary Austin; E Boyd Smith
Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin, 1904.
Series: Open Collections Program at Harvard University., Women and work.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 recognized as an expert in Native American poetry.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934.
Land of little rain.
Boston ; New York : Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1904, ©1903
(OCoLC)21685090
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Austin; E Boyd Smith
OCLC Number: 786282511
Notes: Illustrated by E. Boyd Smith.
"Third impression."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard College Library Digital Imaging Group, 2005. (Open Collections Program at Harvard University. Women and work). MH Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 280 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates) : illustrations
Details: Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials (Version 1). Digital Library Federation. December 2002.; Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Series Title: Open Collections Program at Harvard University., Women and work.
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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