The Last of the Bird People

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In 1928, Massachusetts water authorities began land takings for the construction of the Quabbin Reservoir, in the Swift River Valley. Unknown to the authorities was the fact that, subsisting in the more remote, forested tracts of the valley, there was a secretive band of mixed-race hunter-gatherers who had been there for over ten generations. Mitchell's book is the story of the exodus of this tribe and the young anthropologist who first discovers them. The novel takes the form of a legal deposition, taken at the Everglades City Court House, in 1929, concerning the fate of these people. John Hanson Mitchell (http: // is the author of Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on Once Square Mile (Counterpoint) and eight other books on cultural and environmental history, the most recent of which is The Paradise of All These Parts, A Natural History of Boston (Beacon Press). He is also the creator and editor of the award-winning magazine, Sanctuary, published by the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Author: John Hanson Mitchell
Publisher: Wilderness House Press
Published: 09/01/2012
Pages: 184
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.61lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.42d
ISBN13: 9780982711576
ISBN10: 0982711573
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
- Fiction | Historical | General
- Fiction | Literary