5. We Are Not Animals: Indigenous Politics of Survival, Rebellion, and Reconstitution in Nineteenth-Century California by Martin Rizzo-Martinez
The book does justice to the story of indigenous people in the Santa Cruz region by centering the narrative around indigenous stories and accounts from the Mission, Mexican, and early Californian periods. It is a story of survival and resilience of a people during a time of violent suffering and loss—a story that all Californians should learn and know. The foreword is by Amah Mutsun Tribal Chair Valentin Lopez. Read more about this book.