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The land of little rain

Author: Mary Austin; Ansel Adams; Carl Van Doren
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, Cambridge : The Riverside Press 1950. ©1950
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: Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934.
Land of little rain.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1950
(OCoLC)555824999
Online version:
Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934.
Land of little rain.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1950
(OCoLC)605712870
Named Person: Ansel Adams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Austin; Ansel Adams; Carl Van Doren
OCLC Number: 1334206
Notes: "Halftone engravings by the Walter J. Mann Company, San Francsico. Endpaper map by Milton Cavagnaro, San Francisco."--Page iv
Description: xviii, 133 pages, 96 unnumbered pages of plates : 48 illustrations, map (on lining paper) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Preface to The land of little rain --
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 --
Photographs by Ansel Adams --
Appendix.
Responsibility: text by Mary Austin ; photographs by Ansel Adams ; introduction by Carl Van Doren.

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, focused 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 wrote 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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