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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 46–50.
Published: 01 September 2014
...William Bauer This essay follows the history of hunting Indians in California to the hunting of Ishi—the “last wild Indian in North America”—by anthropologists from the University of California through to the present-day hunt for Ishi’s legacy and his physical remains. William Bauer explores why...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 134–142.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Jared Dahl Aldern This article explores the connection between the land, grizzly bears, and people in Southern California, from the time all three coexisted, through the hunting of the last grizzlies in the area in 1899, and up to the present. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... we continue to learn to this day. If you want to find an example of Unamuno s tragic sense of life, just look at the way we treated those Native Americans in the nineteenth century: which is the theme of Helen Hunt Jackson s great book, Century of Dishonor. Boom: What is a Californian, and can you...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to sustainable living. Gleicher says she feels like Sherlock Holmes, investigat- ing a mystery using the information LA Open Acres pro- vides on each lot, as they hunt for plots of land with owners who might be willing to see their vacant property trans- formed into a productive urban farm. Using the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 4–13.
Published: 01 December 2015
... you were visibly and supernaturally branded forever. You were renamed. As a Neophyte you were no longer allowed to leave the church. The church owned you and your soul. Those who attempted to leave were hunted down by the Spanish soldiers and flogged. Through Hollywood and history books we ve...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
... time for humans, but out there beyond the asphalt there s action in the desert. Owls and coyotes are hunting. Bats are darting after moths. Cacti and creosote open their pores to drink in the air s moisture. Now and then a sign marks a lonely outpost: Sloan, Jean, Primm, once- hopeful townsites that...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 112–121.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... He married a New Mexican woman, moved to Agua Mansa, and loved to hunt bear, which he did until one fateful 1854 encounter with a grizzly. His grave marker reads Pioneer Hunter Trapper Killed By a Bear Near Cajon Pass I meet people who tell me the road is still haunted, by a woman, by a man and his...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 50–61.
Published: 01 March 2015
... depictions of the state as a regional, Spanish-mission style folkloric outpost. In an era dominated by Helen Hunt Jack- son s romantic novel Ramona, Charles Lummis s efforts to save the missions, and San Diego s Panama-California Exposition, it is not surprising that the California Garden leaned on...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 26–36.
Published: 01 December 2014
... people talk about the Valley and they are always moving around in it, inhabiting the whole area, not just the city. Larry is the best example of this restless inhabiting I can think of. His two passions in life are hunting and golf, and both pastimes lock him to the land. The hunting has taken him...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 97–101.
Published: 01 December 2014
... California has a history that stretches back more than a century. In 1884, Helen Hunt Jackson published her wildly popular novel Ramona, and fans came to Southern California from far and wide to soak up the romanticized atmosphere they found in the book. Towns fought over which one had truly inspired the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 64–70.
Published: 01 December 2014
... article content through the University of California Press s Rights and Permissions website, httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintInfo.asp. DOI: 10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.64. 64 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM Berkeley s beloved Municipal Rose Garden had long intrigued me, but I had never gone out of my way to hunt...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 4–27.
Published: 01 September 2014
... hunting trip near the SacramentoRiver one rainy winter evening around 1850, William Wright got hopelesslylost in a muddy maze of ice-covered tules. Navigating in the pitch dark only by the direction of the wind and sleet, he trudged through a series of cold, waist-deep lakes, falling into beaver holes...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 36–45.
Published: 01 September 2014
... life: fishing with a spear, hunting with a bow, making fire an Indian in the wild, being a wild Indian, as it were. Byron wanted to find the exact sites where the original photographs were taken, and take new, contemporary photographs of those places. This, as it turned out, was not easy, partly...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 122–128.
Published: 01 September 2014
... (the closest was in Eaton Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains), I have seen its arch nemesis the tarantula hawk wasp. It was a hot, sunny day, only a few miles from downtown. I was out hunting for bugs in the Natural His- tory Museum s new Nature Gardens with the curator of entomology, Brian Brown. He...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 103–112.
Published: 01 September 2014
... vulnerable to areal predation by golden eagles. The program also involved removing all of the golden eagles and replacing them with bald eagles. Bald eagles disappeared from the islands by the mid-twentieth century, due to a combination of hunting, harassment, and reproductive failure associated with DDT...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 3–6.
Published: 01 June 2014
... locales to poke and prod and pass judgment. Residents respond with horror stories from the house-hunting frontlines, dispatched from bus stops blocked by idling private coaches. The city is changing in ways no one seems to understand and growing faster than it can handle, its residents by turns ready for...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 12–26.
Published: 01 December 2013
... hunting. Smoggy light and constant rain filter through the shattered roof, while aerial billboards drift overhead advertising off-world colonies and Japanese pro- ducts. The difference between the actual landmark build- ing, with its delicate grille work and sunny atrium, and its depiction as a sodden...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 110–114.
Published: 01 September 2013
... herons and cranes. Children wade into the muck to hunt pollywogs. Soccer players sing ole´- ole on fields along the banks. And a few pioneers raft and kayak the river, sometimes outpacing the eighteen-wheelers that roll alongside on I-5. No one had to tell these planners that this is how civilizations...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 18–26.
Published: 01 December 2012
... think that concept alone is typically thin though there are times in art s history, of course, where concept is strong enough to stand alone; and I want idea to be married to strength of the images that was much of the point. Warren: I love the term screen capture. It conveys the sense of the hunt, of...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 104–117.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... archaeologists and anthropologists believe Paiutes settled the owens valley as early as 600 c.e., but archaeological evidence shows that indigenous people occupied the valley 5,000 or perhaps 6,500 years ago. a common trait of great basin indians was their ability to adapt a hunting and harvesting economy to the...