Ahwahnee is the story of the first discovery of Yosemite Valley by white men in the spring of 1851. This book is historically accurate. This account agrees with known facts, though it is written through Indian eyes rather than from the traditional white perspective.
Though this book is fiction, the information offered regarding Indian culture--i.e., hunting & gathering, foods & cooking, shelters, tool making, fire making, etc.--is carefully researched and accurate. The aim is to present a glimpse of Indian culture and life in the mountains and deserts of California and Arizona. Live with the Indians as they gather acorns and pine nuts, fish in the streams, hunt grizzly and deer and wild turkeys.
Events from history have been re-written and woven into a beautiful story of two friends on an odyssey. Entertaining, informative, inspirational. ILLUSTRATED
"Every student should read this book to understand the pain inflicted on Native Americans by the whites." J.... More > Tony Serra, counter culture lawyer< Less