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The natural borderland and the history of the Folsom locality

This study focuses on an area within northern California during the nineteenth century. Specifically, the following study provides insight into the early history of Folsom, California. Generally, this work examines the intersection of two different worldviews and the subsequent changes that took place. While the traditional interpretation of the California gold rush suggests the extraction of gold occurred out of nowhere, in actuality, gold was simply the next exploited element within the natural borderland of the Nisenan. Through the examination of diaries, newspaper articles, and scholarly works created within the nineteenth century, one gains insight into the early history of the Folsom locality.

Thesis (M.A., History)--California State University, Sacramento, 2011

This study focuses on an area within northern California during the nineteenth century. Specifically, the following study provides insight into the early history of Folsom, California. Generally, this work examines the intersection of two different worldviews and the subsequent changes that took place. While the traditional interpretation of the California gold rush suggests the extraction of gold occurred out of nowhere, in actuality, gold was simply the next exploited element within the natural borderland of the Nisenan. Through the examination of diaries, newspaper articles, and scholarly works created within the nineteenth century, one gains insight into the early history of the Folsom locality.

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