By Les Field
Tales approximately abalone and their old and modern meanings are comparable through box and his coauthors, who contain the chair and different individuals of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe; some extent enviornment Pomo elder; the chair of the Wiyot tribe and her sister; a number of Hupa Indians; and a Karuk student, artist, and performer. Reflecting the divergent views of varied local teams and folks, the tales and analyses belie any presumption of a unmarried, unified indigenous realizing of abalone. even as, they make clear abalone’s position in cultural revitalization, struggles over territory, tribal appeals for federal acceptance, and connections between California’s local teams. whereas California’s abalone are at risk of extinction, their symbolic energy appears to be like to surpass even the environmental crises affecting the state’s weak coastline.
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Abalone Tales: Collaborative Explorations of Sovereignty and Identity in Native California (Narrating Native Histories) by Les Field