John Muir


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63 Every dwelling is a midden [no] cleanliness, the blackness of soil from animal matter. The convenience of place causes camp grounds to be used again & again. The very round & high & wide mound on bay of San F E side may be due to the swampiness of ground the mound heavy ben built to protect from tides. This a favorable camp for muscles. The McClouds kill [whites] who come upon their fisheries & so they should according to all natural laws

64 "These fish are my fish" said they [emphatically] to Stone. This river is mine these oak trees are mine. Why do you steal them. We do not steal white mans fish" etc They are large children both in appearance & actions... Fish hawk likes to soar like an eagle has white belly, lights on trees, is intelligent looking & wary

Kingfisher [ab] Ousels.

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Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.

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