Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir by Deborah A. Miranda


A poignant, unvarnished tribal history assembled through the retelling of stories, family history, formal records, ethnographic resources and contact with bad Indians.

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This beautiful and devastating book—part tribal history, part lyric and intimate memoir—should be required reading for anyone seeking to learn about California Indian history, past and present. Deborah A. Miranda tells stories of her Ohlone Costanoan Esselen family as well as the experience of California Indians as a whole through oral histories, newspaper clippings, anthropological recordings, personal reflections, and poems. The result is a work of literary art that is wise, angry, and playful all at once, a compilation that will break your heart and teach you to see the world anew.

Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir by Deborah A. Miranda