Vol 61, No 10 (2000)


Cover Page

"Kaa Nun Der Waaguinse Zoo" or "The Berry Picker, A Chippewa" is one of the images found in The Aboriginal Portfolio, Or, A Collection Of Portraits Of Tbe Most Celebrated Chiefs Of Tbe North American Indians by James Otto Lewis (Philadelphia: J. 0. Lewis, 1836). The Library at the University of California (UC), Berkeley acquired this landmark publication as its 9- millionth volume (for the story behind the ac­quisition, see page 890).

The work is housed in The Bancroft Li­brary, the primary rare book and special col­lection library at UC Berkeley. Hubert Howe Bancroft, a San Francisco publisher, amassed a world-class collection of rare and unique scholarly resources on the history of Califor­nia and the American West, which the UC Berkeley acquired in 1905. These materials serve as the core of the Bancroft Collection of Western Americana.