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Caption"Earliest European view of the Coast People. Unique among California Indians the double-bladed paddle was a special innovation of the coast people. With its pointed prow the buoyant balsa could carry four people swiftly and easily into inlets and coves from island to island in the bay. The Spanish invention in this view is the woven striped blanket made by the woman neophytes at the mission. This is the earliest view we have of the Coast People made in 1816 by Louis Choris a world traveler of acute perception who wrote “I have never seen one laugh. I have never seen one look one in the face. They look as though they are interested in nothing.” By 1816 this was true.6 Image: Bancroft Library brk00001587_24a
HeadlineWater on the Land—The 1816 Coast People Historical Essay by Nancy J. Olmsted
Copyright Noticefoundsf.org image by Louis Choris
Creditcdlib.org
SourceBancroft Library
Byline (Photographer)Louis Choris
URLhttp://foundsf.org/index.php?title=Water_on_the_Land%E2%80%94The_Coast_People

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