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DuBois (Constance Goddard) Mission Indian Papers
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This is a collection of notes made by Constance Goddard DuBois regarding Mission Indian games, history, language, music, and names. Notes are undated.
Constance Goddard Du Bois (1889-1934) was a successful novelist who lived in Connecticut and became interested in the Indians of southern California on a visit there around the turn of the century. From 1897 to 1907 she became increasingly involved in efforts to assist the Luiseño and Diegueño peoples of the area, spending many of her summers with them. At home in the winter, she worked vigorously to bring the difficult living situations of the Luiseño and Diegueño people to the attention of her neighbors and officials of the Indian Bureau, through correspondence and lectures. Her efforts put her in touch with anthropologists and other scholars with similar interests, and she began to publish some of the many myths and legends she collected from her Diegueño and Luiseño friends in southern California.
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