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Sacred Sites : The Secret History of Southern California

By: Suntree, Susan

1496219554 / 9781496219558
Paperback / softback
Published 01/06/2020
United States
203 x 279 mm 318 pages, 29 photographs, 1 map
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A history that is equal parts science and mythology, Sacred Sites offers a rare and poetic vision of a world composed of dynamic natural forces and mythic characters.

The result is a singular and memorable account of the evolution of the Southern California landscape, reflecting the riches of both Native knowledge and Western scientific thought. Beginning with Western science, poet Susan Suntree carries readers from the Big Bang to the present as she describes the origins of the universe, the shifting of tectonic plates, and an evolving array of plants and animals that give Southern California its unique features today.

She tells of the migration of humans into the region, where they settled, and how they lived.

Complementing this narrative and reflecting Native peoples' view of their own history and way of life, Suntree recounts the creation myths and songs that tell the story of the First People and of unforgettable shamans and heroes. Featuring contemporary photographs of rarely seen landmarks along with meticulous research, Sacred Sites provides unusual insight into how natural history and mythology and scientific and intuitive thinking combine to create an ever-deepening sense of a place and its people.


1KBBWF California, HBJK History of the Americas

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