The Journal of San Diego History
Spring 1978, Volume 24, Number 2
Thomas L. Scharf, Managing Editor

Book Notes

Douglas H. Strong, Book Review Editor

Hamlin Garland’s Observations on the American Indian: 1895-1905. Edited by Lonnie E. Underhill and Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. Tucson, The University of Arizona Press, 1976. 214 pages. $4.95 paper. $9.95 cloth.

This collection of thirteen essays provides first-hand accounts of the life of American Indians during a difficult period when the life style of reservation Indians underwent significant change as a result of relentless pressure from the dominant Anglo culture. Most of Garland’s essays, which are based primarily on his field notes, have not been published previously. The collection includes observations on many of the Indians of the Southwest, but not of California.