Book/Printed Material The Indians of southern California in 1852; the B.D. Wilson report and a selection of contemporary comment.

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The Indians of southern California in 1852; the B.D. Wilson report and a selection of contemporary comment.
Summary
Benjamin Davis Wilson (1811-1878) of Tennessee came to California in 1841, married into the prominent Yorba family, and acquired a vast property, including a ranch that encompassed the site of modern Riverside. He was elected mayor of Los Angeles in 1851 and was named sub-agent for Indian Affairs for Southern California not long after. The Indians of southern California in 1852 (1952) reprints a report Wilson prepared in collaboration with Benjamin Hayes after being named a federal Indian agent. The document identifies two major problems: the security of ranches and settlements from Indian raids and the plight of the mission Indians. He recommends a reservation system as the solution to both. John Walton Caughey's introduction provides useful background, supplemented by his appendix of "Contemporary Comment."
Contributor Names
Wilson, Benjamin Davis, 1811-1878.
Caughey, John Walton, 1902-1995.
Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
San Marino, Calif., Huntington Library, 1952.
Subject Headings
-  Indians of North America--California
-  Indians of North America--Government relations--1789-1869
-  Indian reservations--California
Notes
-  The report, prepared in 1852, was published serially in the Los Angeles star, July 18--September 19, 1868.
-  Bibliography: p. 153-154.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Gift of Lessing J. Rosenwald, 1943-1975.
Medium
xxxiv, 154 p. 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
E78.C15 W55
E78.C15 W55 Copy 2 Copy 2.
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.051
Library of Congress Control Number
52003521
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Benjamin Davis Wilson (1811-1878) of Tennessee came to California in 1841, married into the prominent Yorba family, and acquired a vast property, including a ranch that encompassed the site of modern Riverside. He was elected mayor of Los Angeles in 1851 and was named sub-agent for Indian Affairs for Southern California not long after. The Indians of southern California in 1852 (1952) reprints a report Wilson prepared in collaboration with Benjamin Hayes after being named a federal Indian agent. The document identifies two major problems: the security of ranches and settlements from Indian raids and the plight of the mission Indians. He recommends a reservation system as the solution to both. John Walton Caughey's introduction provides useful background, supplemented by his appendix of "Contemporary Comment."
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Wilson, Benjamin Davis, John Walton Caughey, and Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection. The Indians of southern California in ; the B.D. Wilson report and a selection of contemporary comment. San Marino, Calif., Huntington Library, 1952. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/52003521/.

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Wilson, B. D., Caughey, J. W. & Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection. (1952) The Indians of southern California in ; the B.D. Wilson report and a selection of contemporary comment. San Marino, Calif., Huntington Library. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/52003521/.

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Wilson, Benjamin Davis, John Walton Caughey, and Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection. The Indians of southern California in ; the B.D. Wilson report and a selection of contemporary comment. San Marino, Calif., Huntington Library, 1952. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/52003521/>.