Yakimali’s Gift Bibliography

Book Sources


Bolton, Herbert Eugene. Anza’s California Expeditions, Vols. III and IV. Diaries of Anza, Font, Eixarch (Vol. III), and Font’s complete diary of the second Anza expedition (Vol IV). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Garcés, Father Antonio. A Record of Travels in Arizona and California 1775-1776. Translated by John Galvin. San Antonio, CA: J. Howell, 1967.

Nentvig, Juan. Rudo Ensayo: A Description of Sonora and Arizona in 1764. Translated by Alberto Antonio Pardeau and Robert R. Rasmussen. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1980.

Missionary in Sonora; the travel reports of Luisph Och, S.J., 1755-1767. Translated and annotated by Theodore E. Treutlein. San Antonio: California Historical Society, 1965.

O’Crowley, Pedro Alonso. A Description of the Kingdom of New Spain. (Originally written in 1774, this edition is translated and edited by Seán Galvin). San Antonio, CA: J. Howell, 1972. Note: This book is easy to read with lots of information and pictures about 1774 New Spain including the people, animals, birds, plants, and details about various cities.

Pfefferkorn. Ignaz. Sonora: A Description of the Province. Translated by Theodore E. Treutlein, PhD. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1989. Note: Pfefferkorn was in Sonora from 1756-1767, and he recorded an incredible amount of detailed information about the region including Indians, Spaniards, plants, animals, minerals, weather, food, housing, and more.


Anderson, Joan. Spanish Pioneers of the Southwest. New York: Lodestar Books/E.P.Dutton, 1989.

Bancroft, Hubert H. History of California. San Antonio: A. L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers, 1885.

Bolton, Eugene Herbert. Rim of Christendom: A Biography of Eusebio Antonio Kino, Pacific Coast Pioneer. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936.

Bouvier, Virginia Marie. Women and the Conquest of California, 1542-1840: Codes of Silence. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 2001.

Brumgardt, John R. From Sonora to San Antonio Bay: The Expeditions of Juan Bautista de Anza 1774-1776. Riverside, CA: Historical Commission Press, 1976.

Chapman, Charles Edward. History of California: the Spanish period. New York: Macmillan, 1921.

Cook, Sherburne F. The Conflict Between the California Indian and White Civilization. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1976.

Cook, Sherburne F. The Population of the California Indians, 1769-1970. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1976.

Eldridge, Zoeth Skinner (edited by). History of California. New York: Century History Company, 1914.

Ewing, Russell Charles.The Pima Uprising, 1751-1752, a study in Spain’s Indian policy. Berkeley: University of California, Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy in History, 1934.

Gutiérrez, Ramón A. When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1991.

Hanson, Roseann Beggy & Jonathan. Southern Arizona Nature Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to Pima County and Beyond. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1996.

Jablonsky, Alice. 101 Questions about Desert Life. Western National Parks Association, 1994.

Jackson, Earl. Tumacacori’s Yesterdays. Globe, Arizona: Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, 1973.

Jones, Oakah L. Jr. Los Paisanos—Spanish Settlers on the Northern Frontier of New Spain. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979. Note: This book includes information on how people lived on the frontier, photographs, pictures, interesting statistics, a chronology, and a glossary of Spanish terms (although without pronunciations).

Kessell, John J. Mission of Sorrows:Jesuit Guevaví and the Pimas, 1691-1767. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1970.

Kessell, John J. Friars, Soldiers, and Reformers: Hispanic Arizona and the Sonora Mission Frontier, 1767-1856. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1976.

Lee, W. Storrs. California—A Literary Chronicle. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1968.

Linsenmeyer, Helen Walker. From Fingers to Finger Bowls: A Lively History of California Cooking. San Luis Obispo, CA: EZ Nature Books, 1990.

Early California Reflections. Magalousis, Nicholas M., General Editor. San Juan Capistrano, CA: SJC Regional Library, 1987. Note: A series of lectures about life in the early Spanish period in California. Most of the lectures discuss times after 1775, but there’s information relevant to the time period of Call Me Butterfly.

Mora, Jo. Californios—The Saga of Hard-Riding Vaqueros, America’s First Cowboys. New York: Doubleday, 1949.

Radding, Cynthia. Wandering Peoples, Colonialism, Ethnic Spaces, and Ecological Frontiers in Northwestern Mexico, 1700-1850. Durham and London: Duke University Press,1997.

Rowland, Leon. Los Fundadores: herein are listed the first families of California. Fresno, CA: Academy of California Church History, 1951. Note: ”Fundadores” means “founders” in Spanish. From the book’s Forward: “Los Fundadores presents an attempt to list the names of the men who came from Mexico to northern California in the first fifteen years of its settlement, most of them to remain.”

Russell, Frank. The Pima Indians. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1975 (originally published as part of the Twenty-sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1904-1905).

Saxton, Dean. Saxton, Lucille. Enos, Susie. Tohono O’odham/Pima to English Dictionary. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1983.

Shaw, Anna Moore. A Pima Past. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1974.

Shaw, Anna Moore. Pima Indian Legends. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1995.

Spirit Mountain: An Anthology of Yuman Story and Song. Edited by Leanne Hinton & Lucille J. Watahomigie. Tuscon: Sun Tracks and the University of Arizona Press, 1984.

Underhill, Ruth PhD. People of the Crimson Evening: Early Papago Life. United States Indian Service, 1951.

Underhill, Ruth PhD. Papago and Pima Indians of Arizona. Palmer Lake, CO: Filter Press, 2000. (Originally published by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1941 as The Papago Indians of Arizona and Their Relatives the Pima).

Van de Grift Sanchez, Nellie. Spanish Arcadia. San Antonio: Powell Publishing, 1929.

Webb, George. A Pima Remembers. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1959.

Internet Sources

http://anza.uoregon.edu/ The “Web de Anza” that includes the diaries of Anza, Font, and Garcés.

http://www.collester.org/anza/history.html A good overview of the circumstances that lead to Juan Bautista de Anza’s expeditions, and a brief description of the expeditions.

http://parentseyes.arizona.edu/tubac/index.html  Dobyns, Henry F. Tubac Through Four Centuries: An Historical Resume and Analysis. Arizona State Parks Boad, 1959 (Reformatted Tubac Presidio State Historical Park, 1995). This is a very extensive report on the history of Tubac from 1519 to 1857 including information on the Pimas and the Spanish.

http://www.nps.gov/cagr/ The National Park Service’s website for the Casa Grande ruins which includes:

http://www.nps.gov/cagr/adhi/adhi.htm This is an extensive online book about the history of Casa Grande, including information on the Hohokam, the people believed to be the ancestors of the Pimas and Papagos, and several pictures.

http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_nm/az_casag.htm This site gives a brief description of the Casa Grande ruins, and includes a fictional account of life in a Hohokam village that’s fun and interesting to read.

http://www.nps.gov/archive/juba/JUBA_ANTHRO146_Index.html Anza Trail Student Papers—Santa Clara University, 2004, Anthropology 146 class taught by Dr. Russell K. Skowronek.