Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading
Barrows, David Prescott. 1967. Ethno-Botany of the Coahuilla Indians, Malki Museum Press, Banning.

Bean, Lowell John. 1974. Mukat's People. University of California Press, Berkeley. ISBN 0-520-02627-6

Bean, Lowell J. and Lisa Bourgeault. 1989. The Cahuilla, Chelsea House, New York. ISBN 55546-693-1 An excellent first book on the Cahuilla that covers all aspects with a good level of detail. Out of print, available in libraries.

Bean, Lowell J. and Harry Lawton. 1967. A Bibliography of the Cahuilla Indians of California. Malki Museum Press, Morongo Reservation, Banning.

Bean, Lowell John and Katherine Siva Saubel. 1972. Temalpakh, Cahuilla Indian knowledge and usage of plants, Malki Museum Press, Banning.

Bean, Lowell John, Sylvia Brakke Vane and Jackson Young. 1991. The Cahuilla Landscape, Ballena Press, Menlo Park. ISBN 0-87919-120-1

Brumgardt, John R. and Larry L. Bowles. 2007. People of the Magic Waters: The Cahuilla Indians of Palm Springs. ETC Publications, Palm Springs.

Dozier, Deborah. 1997. The Heart is Fire: The World of the Cahuilla Indians of Southern California (formerly entitled Conversations With the Elders). Heyday Books, Berkeley. ISBN 0-930588-89-4

Eargle, Dolan H. Jr. 1986. The Earth Is Our Mother, A Guide to the Indians of California, Their Locales and Historic Sites, Trees Company Press, San Francisco. ISBN 0-937401-09-9

Gendar, Jeannine. Grass Games and Moon Races (California Indian Games and Toys), Heyday Books, Berkeley. ISBN 0-930588-56-8

Hanks, Richard A. 2012. This War Is For A Whole Life: The Culture of Resistance Among Southern California Indians, 1850-1966. Uskana Press, Banning, CA. ISBN 978-0-9754496-4-6

Heizer, R.F. and M.A. Whipple. 1971. The California Indians. A Source Book. University of California Press, Berkeley. ISBN 0-520-02031-6

Hepburn, Robert James. 2012. Plants of the Cahuilla Indians of the Colorado Desert and Surrounding Mountains. Enduring Knowledge Publications, Twentynine Palms, CA. ISBN 0985074000

Hill, Jane H. and Rosinda Nolasquez, eds. 1973. MULU;WETAM: The First People, Malki Museum Press, Banning.

Hooper, Lucile. 1972. The Cahuilla Indians. Ballena Press, Ramona.

Hudson, Roy F., ed. 1971. Desert Hours with Chief Patencio. Palm Springs Desert Museum. Palm Springs.

James, Harry C. 1960. The Cahuilla Indians, Malki Museum Press, Banning.

Kroeber, A.L. 1908. Ethnography of the Cahuilla Indians. U.C. Pubs. Archaeol. Ethnol. 6:39-68.


------------------. 1925. The Handbook of the Indians of California. Bureau of American Ethnology., Washington D.C.


Kroeber, A.L. and Lucile Hooper. 1978. Studies in Cahuilla Culture, Malki Museum Press, Banning.

Lando, Richard and Ruby E. Modesto. 1977. Temal Wakish: A Desert Cahuilla Village. The Journal of California Anthropology, Vol. 4:95-112.

Modesto, Ruby and Guy Mount. 1980. Not For Innocent Ears. Spiritual Traditions of a Desert Cahuilla Medicine Woman. Sweetlight Books, Cottonwood. ISBN 0-9604462-0-6

Nabhan, Gary Paul. 1985. Gathering the Desert. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. ISBN 0-8165-1014-8

Oswalt, Wendall H. and Sharlotte Neely. This Land Was Theirs, 5th Edition, Mayfield Publ. Co., Mountain View. ISBN 0-55934-375-3

Patencio, Francisco. 1943. Stories and Legends of the Palm Springs Indians. Times-Mirror Press, Los Angeles. (out of print; try libraries)

Perez, Robert. 1999. The History of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians 1776-1876. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians.

Sauvel, Katherine Siva and Eric Elliott. 2004. Isill Heqwas Waxish. A Dried Coyote's Tail. Malki Museum Press, Banning.

Strong, William Duncan. 1987. Aboriginal Society in Southern California. Malki Museum Press, Banning.


Many of these books are available for use in our Museum Reference Library and for purchase in our Museum Store.