By the Editors of Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1994. Hardcover, 192 pages, index, illustrated. New condition. Excellent reference book. Cover photograph: A boy of central California's Nisenan people wears traditional emblems of prosperity and spirit power, including a headband fashioned of woodpecker feathers and gorget made of abalone shell. When this picture was taken about 1870, the rich culture of the native Californians was being threatened by an onslaught of white immigrants.