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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Originally published in 1916, this autobiography of Lucy Thompson was accidentally rediscovered in the 1970s by Peter E. Palmquist when he was doing research on the photographer Emma B. Freeman. Palmquist sought out a copy of the book and what he found was Thompson's attempt to tell about her Yurok life in English, a language difficult for her to use to explain traditional Yurok culture. The original publication was poorly edited and locally printed, and, although this reprint has been edited to make it accessible, serious scholars might wish to compare this version to the original, which is available at the Beinecke Library at Yale University and elsewhere.
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