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History of the expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark to the sources of the Missouri, across the Rocky mountains, down the Columbia river to the Pacific in 1804-6; 2
Wilberforce Eames Indian Collection
Impacts of trade agreements on U.S environmental protection and natural resource conservation efforts : hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment and Natural Resources of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, One H
- Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Environment and Natural Resources
- Genre: California
Includes bibliographical references
Zoology of New York; or, The New York Fauna; comprising detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the state of New York, with brief notices of those occasionally found near its borders, and accompanied by appropriate illustrations
1. Introductory history of the State (by Gov. William H. Steward) and Mammalia.--2. Ornithology.--3. Reptiles and fishes (text).--4. Reptiles and fishes (plates).--5. Mollusca and crustacea
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. THEIR SPANISH CALIFORNIANS. Toda la vida es Bueno. Drama by Calderon. J'attends,quoi ?Je ne sais, mais j'attends. Mademoiselle de Maupin, Theophile Gautieb. Though it is something like impossible in the present condition of census returns to make any accurate estimate, we should imagine that there are about fifteen thousand persons of more or less purely Spanish blood in California. European settlements began to be established there in the middle of the eighteenth century, in 1769, by the Padres of the Franciscan Order. These settlements, " missions" as they were called, scattered here and there, from San Diego in the south to Sonoma in the north, consisted each of a few soldiers from Mexico, and of a few priests, who gathered as many native Indians round them as could either byforce or wile be induced to come into the fold in each district provided. In time the soldiers, Spanish or Spanish-Mexican, reared families, wives of their own race joining them sometimes, or, as it often happened, wives of Indian blood having been appropriated or bought. In 1822, Mexico revolted from Spain, and in 1836, following this example, the sub-colony of California, after a bloodless revolution, "a tearless victory/' and a due issue of pronunciamientos, became virtually independent of Mexico. Ambitious native hidalgos followed each other in quick succession as chiefs of the new republic; but the country was in fact a wide Abbey of Theleme, not exactly in the sense of being an educational establishment, but in that of being a place where every one did pretty much what was right in his own eyes. Foreign politics were discussed in a kind of Dover Court, where all spoke and none listened; and as to matters of internal government, every patriarchal hidalgo ruled his own s...
The expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, to headwaters of the Mississippi River, through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain, during the years 1805-6-7 1
I. Memoir of the author. Mississippi voyage.--II. Arkansaw journal. Mexican tour.--III. Index. Maps