Indians in Overalls
Indians in Overalls
Jaime de Angulo



The best-known work by the eccentric anthropologist Jaime de Angulo, Indians in Overalls is a fascinating account of his first linguistic field trip—in 1921—to the Achumawi tribe of northeastern California. The Pit River tribe had lived in the barren high country for thousands of years and, despite the harsh climate and difficult living conditions, they had developed an extraordinary complex language and a rich mythology.

As he traveled with the tribe and learned the spoken language, he observed gambling games and shamanistic practices, and he collected some of the marvelous stories told around the fire in the winter lodges. Of all the people he worked with, he felt closest to the Achumawi, among whom he discovered "the spirit of wonder, the recognition of life as power."

"One of the most outstanding writers I have ever encountered."—William Carlos Williams

Title Indians in Overalls
Author Jaime de Angulo
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading BIO000000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
FIC000000 FICTION
SOC000000 SOCIAL SCIENCE
Title First Published 01 January 1996
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 200 p.
ISBN-10 0872863123
ISBN-13 9780872863125
Publication Date 01 January 1996
Main content page count 200
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $9.95
 


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Achumawi tribe, anthropology, Fury of the Loon Woman, multigenre memoir, mythology of the Pit River people, Native Americans, personal testimony, Pit River people, Tsisnam