Adopted by Indians: A True Story (Revised)
Thomas Jefferson Mayfield (Author) Malcolm Margolin (Editor)
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DescriptionThis book gives younger readers a close-up view of traditional California Indian life and early California. Thomas Jefferson Mayfield kept a wonderful secret for almost sixty years: the secret of his childhood among the Choinumne Indians of California's San Joaquin Valley. For twelve years he played and slept alongside Choinmune children, he hunted and fished with them, ate their food and wore their clothes. Adopted by Indians is the story of a boy who had an adventure that we can only dream about and it is absolutely true. Adopted by Indians has been approved by the California Department of Education and is listed in the Instructional Materials Approved for Legal Compliance Catalog.
May 01, 1997
6.7 X 0.4 X 9.7 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author
Thomas Jefferson Mayfield was born in Texas in 1844 and moved to California at the age of six. In 1862, he moved to Visalia, California to attend school. After retirement, Mayfield returned to the San Joaquin Valley and spent his last years in the small town, Tailholt. He died in 1928.
Malcolm Margolin is the founder and former publisher of Heyday and the cofounder of the quarterly magazine News from Native California. He is the author of The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area and The Way We Lived: California Indian Stories, Songs, and Reminiscences. The recipient of numerous awards and achievements, he is currently the executive director of the California Institute for Community, Art, and Nature. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Rick Jones is a retired Department of Corrections officer for the state of California. Through his many journeys, Rick has been a professional bodyguard, actor, writer, director, and independent producer in Hollywood. He currently hosts a weekly Luke 1:37 Conference Call, which God called him to start during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. When he's not conducting his podcast, mentoring youth, or rustling up his cattle, you can find Rick sharing his message of encouragement, inspiration, and humor throughout the ranch community. Rick has also created a prison reform program called New Life Program. He lives on a forty-acre ranch nestled in the beautiful Sequoias with his wife and dog.