Raymond Starr, Book Review Editor
The Way We Lived: California Indian Reminiscences, Stories, and Songs
Edited with commentary by Malcolm Margolin. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 1981. Notes, photographs. 209 pages. $12.95.
This rich collection of the love songs, death chants, prayers, speeches, myths, stories, and reminiscences of the native Californians reveals the cultural diversity of Indian life and thought. Each selection is introduced effectively by the editor, whose other publications include The Ohlone Way (1978). The anthology makes the reader poignantly aware of what was lost as well as what survived after the European conquest.