Monday, July 18, 2016

Wilson. The Lore and the Lure of the Yosemite

Today's free book is The Lore and the Lure of the Yosemite: The Indians — Their Customs, Legends and Beliefs, and the Story of Yosemite by Herbert Earl Wilson.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image. The links below are to the Sacred Texts edition of the book.

The book is available at Internet Archive, Sacred Texts, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.



Chapter I. The Coming of the White Man to Yosemite

Chapter II. The Story of Yosemite
The Story of Yosemite
The Gateway
Bridal Veil Fall
El Capitan
Ribbon Fall
The Valley
Cathedral Rocks
Cathedral Spires
The Three Brothers
Sentinel Rock
Yosemite Fall
Glacier Point
Half Dome
North Dome and Basket Dome
Happy Isles
Mirror Lake
Clouds Rest

Chapter III. Sunset in the Yosemite

Chapter IV. Big Trees of the Mariposa Grove

Introduction to Myths and Legends


Chapter V. Indian Myths and Legends
The Legend Of Tu-tok-a-na
The Legend Of Tu-tok-a-nu-la And Tis-sa-ack
The Legend of the Lost Arrow
The Legend Of Tis-sa-ack
The Legend Of Po-ho-no
The Legend Of Yo-sem-i-te
The Legend Of Pi-wy-ack
The Legend Of Loi-ya
Legend of the Origin of Thunder and Lightning
Legend of the Fish-Women (Mermaids)

Chapter VI. Creation

Chapter VII. The Coming of the Indian to Yosemite
The Coming of the Indian to Yosemite
Acorns
Grasshoppers
Clover Grasses, Grass Seeds, and Edible Roots
Berries and Nuts
Fish
Deer
Small Game, Mushrooms, Worms, and Beetles
Dwellings
Bedding
Sweat-Houses
Clothing
Baskets
Weapons

Chapter VIII. His Customs, Religious Beliefs, and Ceremonies
His Customs, Religious Beliefs, and Ceremonies
Division of Territory
Commerce
Communications
Annual Feasts
Dances
Hand Game
Medicine Men
Marriage
Widows
Children
Disposal of Their Dead
The Present Day Indian in Yosemite

Chapter IX. Retrospection and Prophecy

Chapter X. Geology of the Yosemite Valley


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