We Are the Land is the first and most comprehensive book of its kind, centering the long history of California around the lives and legacies of the Indigenous people who shaped it. Beginning with the ethnogenesis of California Indians, the book recounts the centrality of the Native presence from before European colonization through statehood—paying particularly close attention to the persistence and activism of California Indians in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. 

Join co-authors Damon B. Akins and William J. Bauer Jr. as they discuss the lives and legacies of Native Californians.

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