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Southern California Quarterly. 2019; 1013265–284 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/scq.2019.101.3.265
Published: 01 August 2019
...Richard Ravalli; Michael C. McGrann The sea otter population along the Southern California coast was reduced by maritime hunting in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but not entirely driven to extinction. Based on historical sources and archival newspaper accounts, the authors have...
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Southern California Quarterly. 1938; 203119–134 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41166265
Published: 01 September 1938
..., Berkeley, 1937, pp. 286-292. Report of the Natural History Collections Made in Alaska between the years 1877 and 1881, by Edward W. Nelson, Washington, D.C., 1887. Nelson states p. 252-253, Sea Otter Hunting m the Pacific Coast
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Southern California Quarterly. 1907; 72-3205 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41168643
Published: 01 January 1907
...A. B. THOMPSON LETTER ASKING LICENSE TO HUNT SEA OTTER. Monterey, Sept. 22d, 1831. Mr. Abel Stearns, Sir: Respecting the agreements entered into this day between us, it is necessary to have an understanding that we may be able to govern ourselves if the object can be accomplished which we wish...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2017; 992119–139 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/scq.2017.99.2.119
Published: 01 May 2017
... valuable sea otter skins. Following the otters virtual extermination, the trade in cattle hides and tallow by rancheros andmissions formanufactured goods brought by American, British, and other ships rose to prominence; Alta Cali- fornia at last had commodities to market. Because of the prevalence of...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2014; 963352–354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/scq.2014.96.3.352
Published: 01 August 2014
... the fur trade with the Alaska natives but obligated by the Russian government to carry out and sup- port such activities as scientific explora- tion and missionary proselytizing by the Orthodox Church. Along with the population of sea otters in Alaska, the pelt of the California nutria became an...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2014; 962224–226 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/scq.2014.96.2.224
Published: 01 May 2014
... chapter explores the environmental impact trade placed upon marine mammals throughout the eastern Pacific. Along with the obliteration of sea otters, whales (particularly gray whales) formed another target for the global market: their lubricating oil fed the machinery of US textile factories. Through the...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2013; 954411–430 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/scq.2013.95.4.411
Published: 01 November 2013
... California Modernism, by Robert Sweeney and Judith Sheine, rev. by Merry Ovnick, 327 329 Schrank, Sarah, 394 Scribner, Mr. 33 sea-otter hunting, 347 Seeking America in America: The French in the California Gold Rush, by Karen S. Wilson, 105 140 Selkirk, Alexander, 33 34, 352, See also Juan Ferna´ndez...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2013; 954396–399 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/scq.2013.95.4.396
Published: 01 November 2013
... environmental questions, focusing in particular on the hunt for sea otters, fur seals, and gray whales, some of the most valuable commodities during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This chap- ter relates somewhat differently to the book s economic framework because the hunt itself was both...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2013; 954346–354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/scq.2013.95.4.346
Published: 01 November 2013
... silversmith by trade. He became a good friend of Father Antonio Peyri of Mission San Luis Rey and several other priests by repairing their silver church vessels. Pryor also joined Joseph Chapman, Wolfskill, and Laughlin in building a ship with the help of Father Sa´nchez of Mission San Gabriel to hunt sea...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2011; 932175–200 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41172571
Published: 01 July 2011
... first American citizens to visit Baja California nd to hype the Lower Colo- rado were whale and sea otter hunters who had abandoned the largely depleted eastern seaboard for the coveted shores of New Spain. In 1820, from the vantage point of the sea, Captain Benjamin Morrell predicted: [The] principal...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2009; 91441172503 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41172503
Published: 01 December 2009
... European Contact: Power, Trade, and Feasting among Complex Hunter-Gatherers, ev. by Jen- nifer M. Spear, 345-347 Gandhi, 206 Salt March to the Sea, 206 Ganz, Marshall, 193-195, 226 Garden of Eden, 295 gardens, 295, 302-303, 306, 309, 313, 316, 408; Busch Gardens, 313, 316; Plaza de las Fuentes, 408 Gartz...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2009; 9113–25 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41172455
Published: 01 April 2009
..., economic, and ecological crisis for local communities - according to historian Anya Zilberstein, "the volatility of the sea otter hunt and the changing balance of power" sparked numerous conflicts.23 Fur trading on the coast remained profitable from the 1780s into the 1820s, but the successful trade in...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2008; 903227–257 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41172430
Published: 01 October 2008
...William J. Barger After Captain James Cook's 1778-1779 discovery of the lucrative potential of the trade in sea otter pelts from the northern Pacific coast of North America, Russia, Britain, France, and Spain converged on the region. The United States joined the competition later. This paper...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2008; 90441172453 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41172453
Published: 01 December 2008
..., 238-239, 241-242, 245, 247, 252-253; sable, 231; sea otter, 227-257; Spain, 233, 237, 243-245, 252; United States, 227-228, 236-239, 245-251, 253 Gale, Zona, 42 Gallardo, Isabel, 290-291 Gálvez, Matías de, 243 Gamboa, Nicolas, 284-285 Ganahan, James, 116 Ganahl, Frank, 124 Gándara, José Felipe, 262...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2006; 884389–407 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41172338
Published: 01 December 2006
... 406 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY successful he teamed with Ewing Young and others to hunt sea otter (also nutria). Again largely unsuccessful, they sold their schooner to Capt. William S. Hinckley who took it to Hawaii, giving Wolfskill entrée into the trade that finally made his fortune: orchard...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2003; 854381–412 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41172185
Published: 01 December 2003
... (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1998), p. 117. 17 Archibald, Economic Aspects, p. 120. 18 Ibid., p. 121. 19 T. A. Rickard, "The Sea-Otter in History," British Columbia Historical Quarterly 11 (1947): 15-31. 20 Rickard, "Sea-Otter in History," p. 21, Walter A...
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Southern California Quarterly. 2003; 85441172195 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41172195
Published: 01 December 2003
...., 479-480; rev. of Las Misiones Antiguas: The Spanish Missions of Baja California, by Edward W. Vernon, 479-480 Schweitzer, Del, 37-38, 73 Scott, John, 128 Scott, Joseph, 75, 79 Scully Brothers, 267 Sea otter trade, 386-387 Segregation, 442 Segura, José Maria, 133-134, 144 Seguro, José Maria. See Segura...
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Southern California Quarterly. 1998; 8013–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41171878
Published: 01 April 1998
.... They also make war clubs, somewhat curved, and sticks which they use with great skill for hunting rabbits and other small game. Their fishhooks are of shell or bone . . . They also fish with tri- dents and harpoons of shell or flint. They hunt sea otters in the same man- ner as the Indians of Old...
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Southern California Quarterly. 1994; 764341–376 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41171742
Published: 01 December 1994
... deceased associate, Captain William Heath Davis."5 The elder Davis died in the same year that his sec- ond son, William Heath Davis, Jr., was born.6 This father that Davis never knew had himself been a pioneer in California. As a Boston merchant ship's captain involved in the trade for sea-otter skins, the...
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Southern California Quarterly. 1994; 763255–307 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/41171729
Published: 01 October 1994
... half of all Aleut Indian males between the ages of eighteen and fifty were forced to hunt sea otters under the supervision of Russian foremen while relatives were held hostage, a form of exploitation that cut the Aleut population in half between the middle and end of the eigh- teenth century.23...