Many Worlds: Native Life Along the Anza Trail
The Anza Expedition 1775-1776 (DVD)
In 1775, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza began an epic expedition that would change history. His expedition made the difficult 1200 mile trek from Tubec, Arizona, to San Francisco. This is the story of that expedition (in Spanish and English).
Discovering Early California Afro-Latino Presence
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
The Anza Trail and the Settling of California
A Guide to the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (Antepasados Volume XI - 2005) - This publication was one of the Anza Trail Challenge Cost Share projects in 2005 and produced through Los Californianos. Greg Bernal-Mendoza Smestad, Ph.D. traveled the entire Anza Trail in Arizona and California to write this guide. Each section covers a county along the trail and provides maps, driving directions, hiking/biking suggestions, historical background, sites of interest, and a CD with music, sounds, and interviews. This Anza Trail Guide is availabe on-line at www.solideas.com/DeAnza/TrailGuide/.
To purchase a black and white paperback version contact: Los Californianos, c/o Maurice and Marcy Bandy, 4002 St. James Place, San Diego, CA 92103-1630, or visit www.loscalifornianos.org/publications.htm. (ISBN 0-9651592-7-2)
Tracing Anza’s Trail: A Photographer’s Journey - In this book, anthropologist and award-winning photographer, Nina Egert, Ph.D., combines her stunning images of the trail today with excerpts from the explorers’ diaries to relay a different sort of story about Anza’s and Font’s insights and struggles as they negotiate the landscape before them.
For more information, visit www.tracinganza.com.
Native People, the Anza Expedition, and the Settlement of California - This publication was one of the Anza Trail Challenge Cost Share projects in 2008 and produced through Heyday Institute. It reveals the perspectives of individual contemporary native people and their understanding or beliefs of the 1776 Anza Expedition, as well as its impact on native California. It is a supplement in the fall quarterly issue of the magazine News from Native California (Vol. 22, No. 1, Fall 2008).
For information about "News from Native California," visit www.heydaybooks.com/news/ or call (510) 549-3564.This pamphlet can also be viewed in the History & Culture section of the website on the People webpage.
Did You Know?
Franciscan Father Pedro Font wrote a journal during his 1775-76 trip on the Anza Trail. Font suffered from culture shock, and his journals are a study in personal bigotry. However, by the time Font reached California he had grown more tolerant and wrote less insulting things about the tribes he met along the way. More...