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MAPOM MIWOK
ARCHEOLOGICAL
PRESERVE
OF
MARIN

MAPOM BOOKS AND DVDS

The following books and DVDs are available from the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin. We are a volunteer based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and welcome new members. Your membership helps us in our ongoing work to educate with our publications and events such as California Indian Skills classes. For more information, email info@mapom.org or phone Ralph Shanks at 415 899-9494.

Titles by MAPOM Authors:

DISCOVERING NATIVE PEOPLE AT POINT REYES
By Betty Goerke. This engaging story of the Coast Miwok people has a twofold purpose: to explain the natural history, cultural lifeways, and history of native life at Point Reyes and Tomales Bay from the time of Francis Drake’s arrival to the acknowledgment of the tribe by the US Government in 2000; and to suggest nine specific walks in the area which have been meaningful destinations for tribal people for thousands of years.  It includes information and photographs never before published, and is illustrated with over 75 photographs, most of them in color. Over 75 photographs. 84 pages. $13.00

CALIFORNIA INDIAN BASKETS
San Diego to Santa Barbara and Beyond to the San Joaquin Valley, Mountains and Deserts

By Ralph Shanks M.A., edited by Lisa Woo Shanks. Co-published by MAPOM. Wonderfully written and expertly researched, California Indian Baskets honors the cultural and artistic achievements of the First Californians. The result of decades of research by noted basketry scholar and anthropologist Ralph Shanks, the book celebrates Native American art, history, culture, native plant uses, technology, population movements, and the sharing of ideas. Jonathan King of The British Museum writes about it, "This is the outstanding new companion volume to Ralph & Lisa Shanks’ acclaimed Indian Baskets of Central California. The authors’ once again provide an authoritative book." 175 illustrations. 168 pages. $30.00
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CHIEF MARIN: LEADER, REBEL, AND LEGEND
A History of Marin County's Namesake and His People

By Betty Goerke. Thorough research by renowned anthropologist and archeologist on the fascinating life of Chief Marin, a Coast Miwok Indian known as Huicmuse in his native village. San Francisco Bay Area's Marin County is named after this Coast Miwok chief who, with intelligence, skills and independent spirit, achieved notoriety for defying Spanish authority over his people. The book also describes the reemergence of the Coast Miwok people of today, against all odds. 65 illustrations. 311 pages. $22.00

RAMPAGE OF THE GLUTTON MONSTERS
By John Littleton. During his many years in the classroom, John developed this mythic narrative, rooted in California Indian culture, as an environmental teaching tool for 6-12 year olds. Twin heroes rise to face the Glutton Monsters who are driven to consume all living things as they rampage across the Earth. Unsure as to whom they are, Silver Moon and Stone Eyes journey to seek their Native roots and find the power to confront these ravenous beasts. Much to their surprise, the struggle with the monsters takes a non-violent turn that calls upon the power of compassion to bring about a transformation. More information at: www.rampageofthegluttonmonsters.com. 13 illustrations. 72 pages. $18.00 each.

INDIAN BASKETS OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
Art, Culture and History
Native American Basketry from San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay
North to Mendocino and East to the Sierras

By Ralph Shanks M.A., edited by Lisa Woo Shanks. Co-published by MAPOM. Everyone wanting to understand and appreciate California Indian culture needs this book. Nothing was more vital to Native California life than the baskets everyone used each day. Baskets ranged from tiny miniatures so small that they could sit on the head of a pin, to huge feast baskets so large that, when filled, took four men to lift. Learn how baskets were used in weddings, as gifts, in seed processing, cooking, gathering, hunting, fishing, trapping, as baby cradles and even divorces! Basketry of the Miwok, Ohlone, Pomo, Maidu, Patwin, Wappo, Nomlaki, Yuki, Esselen and others across Central California are described in unprecedented richness, and shown with over 200 beautiful full-color photographs. 177 pages. $25.00

JULIA PARKER - GRANDMOTHER'S PRAYER
DVD produced by Wallace Murray and Tim Campbell. Co-sponsored by MAPOM. Told in her own words and filmed at Kule Loklo in Point Reyes, master basketweaver Julia Parker tells us her story and the significance of her teaching, giving us a glimpse of traditional skills that are deeply rooted in the California cultural landscape. 30 minutes. DVD $15.00

INTERVIEWS WITH TOM SMITH AND MARIA COPA
Isabel Kelly's Ethnographic Notes On The Coast Miwok Indians of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties

Edited by Sylvia B. Thalman and Mary Collier. Published by MAPOM. Detailed information on the Coast Miwok people from extended interview notes made in 1931-1932 by UC Berkeley anthropologist. Topics ranging from food, family, dance, religion and medicine, 20 charts and maps, 46 photographs, and a comprehensive 44 page index. 543 pages. $25.00

COAST MIWOK INDIANS OF THE POINT REYES AREA
By Sylvia B. Thalman, illustrated by Ed Willie. This essential book with its detailed illustations covers the tribe's history from early times to the present. It has a strong botanical section as well as cultural and historical information. The author is a specialist in tribal history and is the genealogical researcher for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. 41 pages. $15.00

SARAH WINNEMUCCA OF THE NORTHERN PAIUTE
By Gae Whitney Canfield. The story of one of America's first female activists and lecturers, a remarkable Indian woman from Nevada who was a spirited public speaker and determined to educate the public and improve conditions for members of her tribe. 39 photos and maps. 306 pages. $15.00

DAWN OF THE WORLD
Stories Told by the Coast Miwok Indians

By C. Hart Merriam, edited by Bonnie Peterson, illustrated by Martha Heidinger. Published by MAPOM. Excerpts from the classic 1910 collection of Coast Miwok stories as told by the Hookooeko of Marin and the Olamentko of Bodega Bay. 37 pages. $10.00


Related Titles Offered by MAPOM

PRECIOUS CARGO
California Indian Cradle Baskets and Childbirth Traditions

By Brian Bibby. Features contemporary photographs of cradle baskets from twenty California tribes, from the exhibit originating at the Marin Museum of the American Indian. Includes interviews with the weavers and information on materials, weaving techniques, and childbirth and childrearing traditions. 146 pages. Book $25.00 DVD $20.00

1500 CALIFORNIA PLACE NAMES
Their Origin and Meaning

Edited by William Bright. A pocket-sized book of names of towns and locales whose origins tell of the richness of California history. Many Mexican Indian as well as California Indian place names are included. 170 pages. $15.00

IT WILL LIVE FOREVER
Traditional Yosemite Indian Acorn Preparation

By Beverly Ortiz as told by Julia Parker. Julia shares her recollections of and experience in acorn preparation. Includes biographical and historical information about Native Californians of the Yosemite and Central Coast regions. Julia is a member of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and also a descendent of the Kashaya Pomo. She is also a frequent MAPOM instructor. 148 pages. $14.00

CHUMASH ETHNOBOTANY
By Jan Timbrook. Provides fascinating and detailed information on how one of the most influential California Indian cultures used countless California native plants. A great book for anyone interested in botany and Native American culture. 172 pages. $28.00

BUCKSKIN
The Ancient Art of Braintanning

By Steven Edholm and Tamara Wilder. A comprehensive and practical guide to tanning methods used in America for thousands of years. Tamara is a frequent instructor of MAPOM classes. 307 pages. $20.00

HOW TO KEEP YOUR LANGUAGE ALIVE By Leanne Hinton with Matt Vera and Nancy Steele. This book presents the master-apprentice approach to language learning that Is enabling Native Californians and others to revive endangered languages. 123 pages. $15.00

THE DIRT IS RED HERE
Art and Poetry of Native California

Edited by Margaret Dubin. Contemporary works of art, poetry and prose by California Indians reflecting the vital and diverse artistic output from the many tribes. Includes "When my Great Grandfather Tom Smith caused the 1906 Earthquake" by Greg Sarris. 82 pages. $15.00

GRASS GAMES AND MOON RACES
California Indian Games and Toys

By Jeannine Gendar. Since ancient times, California Indians have played an extraordinarily diverse range of games. This book brings to life traditional and contemporary toys and pastimes of Native California. 125 pages. $15.00

MAPOM BOOKS AND DVDS ORDER FORM
Fill out form, enclose together with your check payment and mail to: Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin, PO Box 481, Novato CA 94948. This order form is also available on our website at www.mapom.org. For shipping add $3.00 for the first item and $1.50 for each subsequent item. Allow 3 weeks for delivery. With this form you may also join MAPOM to support us in our work of education. Annual membership includes our newsletter The Acorn. Annual membership fees are $10 for seniors, full-time students, and first-time MAPOM students; $20 for individuals; $25 for families. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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_ Dicovering Native People at Point Reyes $13.00

_ California Indian Baskets $30.00

_ Chief Marin Leader, Rebel and Legend $22.00

_ Rampage of the Glutton Monsters $18.00

_ Indian Baskets of Central California $25.00

_ Julia Parker Grandmother's Prayer DVD $15.00

_ Interviews with Tom Smith and Maria Copa $25.00

_ Sarah Winnemucca of the Northern Paiute $15.00

_ Dawn of the World Stories Told by the Coast Miwok $10.00

_ Precious Cargo California Indian Cradle Baskets and Childbirth Traditions book $25.00 DVD $20.00

_ The Natural World of the California Indians $19.00

_ 1500 California Place Names $15.00

_ It Will Live Forever Traditional Yosemite Indian Acorn Preparation $14.00

_ Chumash Ethnobotany $28.00

_ Buckskin The Ancient Art of Braintanning $20.00

_ How to Keep Your Language Alive $15.00

_ The Dirt is Red Here Art and Poetry of Native California $15.00

_ Grass Games and Moon Races California Indian Games and Toys $15.00

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