Book Reviews of Pomo Indians of California.

1. "This little book should be of special interest to readers of The Press Democrat because the homeland of the Pomos roughly corresponds to the circulation area of this newspaper--Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties. The outstanding feature of this book is a large color map showing old villages and trails. The Pomos sited their villages along streams and near oak trees. Fish and acorns were mainstays of their diet. The book also has photographs, drawings and, paintings to illustrate the life of the Pomos. It is a fine reference book and map for those living in Pomo-land today. To this reviewer, who confesses an avid interest in the culture of our Indian tribes, the book merely whetted an appetite for more. For instance, just how did the Pomo fish traps on the Russian River work? What seaweeds did they gather and dry? What was the purpose of so-called 'holy rocks'? There still remains much to be told about the Pomos." (A.V. "The Book Beat," The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, Jan. 4, 1970)

2. "Edited by Dr. Albert B. Elsasser, this is an easily-worded, easily read, and easily understood account of the customs and habits of one of California's most interesting tribes--the Pomo Indians, who made those beautiful feathered baskets which today have become increasingly rare collectors' items. Neighbors of the Pomos discussed include the Yuki, Miwok, and Wintun." (The Masterkey, vol. 44, no. 4, Oct.-Dec. 1970)