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72 Book Reviews 

pendix of Hawaiian stories collected by Fomander and edited by 
Thomas G. Thrum of the Bishop Museum, Honolulu. Each of the 
papers is accompanied by beautiful illustrations. 

The book on Aboriginal American Antiquities is Bulletin 60. It 
is one of the planned series of handbooks like those on American 
Indians '(Bulletin 30) and American Indian Languages (Bulletin 
40). The second volume, or Part II., of this present bulletin will 
be devoted to "implements, utensils, and other minor artifacts of 
stone." The present volume deals with the systematic presentation 
and classification of the American antiquities, "to make them readi- 
ly available to the student who shall undertake to present a com- 
prehensive view of the evolution of culture among men." In the 
chapter on "Culture Characterization Areas" there are four areas 
of especial interest to the Pacific Coast — "The California Area," 
"The Columbia-Fraser Area," "The Northwest Coast Area," "The 
Arctic Coast Area." In this classification the Northwest Coast is 
given as from Puget Sound to Mount St. Elias. 

The third item is a fascinating little book (Bulletin 70) de- 
voted to prehistoric conditions in what is now a part of Colorado. 
Mr. Fewkes shows the spirit of his work in the following sentence 
from his introduction : "No achievements in American anthropology 
are more striking than those that, from a study of human buildings 
and artifacts antedating the historic period, reveal the existence of 
an advanced prehistoric culture of man in America." The slender 
volume is illustrated with 18 drawings in the text and with 33 plates 
at the end of the book. Many of the plates contain three half-tones. 
All are well printed and add much to the value of the text. 



The Audiencia in the Spanish Colonies. By Charles Henry Cun- 
ningham, Ph. D. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 
1919. Pp. 478.) 

The title-page includes the phrase : "As Illustrated by the Audi- 
encia of Manila (1583-1800)." Dr. Cunningham explains in his pre- 
face that this came from the circumstance of his having been situ- 
ated in Manila for a number of years. As the Audiencia was com- 
mon to all Spanish colonies, this study, he believes, will be equally 
applicable to the audiencias in Spanish-America. 

The work has no contact with, or reference to, the Pacific 
Northwest but, as an additional monument to the cooperation of 
the wealth and scholorship of California in the field of history, it 
gives another opportunity of calling attention to one phase of that 



State Grange 73 

cooperation. The author in acknowledging help from many sources 
says: "To Professor H. Morse Stephens of the University of Cali- 
fornia and to the generous order of the Native Sons of the Golden 
West I am indebted for the rare opportunity of two years of for- 
eign residence and research in the various archives of Spain." 



Proceedings of the Thirty-first Annual Session of the Washington 
State Grange. (Tumwater : Fred W. Lewis, Secretary. 1919. 
Pp. 168.) 

The annual session was held at Port Angeles, on June 3-6, 1919. 
Besides the proceedings the book contains lists of granges and their 
officers. One fine expression of purpose is found in the annual 
address of the Master of the Washington State Grange, William 
Bouck: "L,et us not forget that above all money, or profit or loss, 
we are for the development of men and women first, last and all 
the time." 



Review of Historical Publications Relating to Canada. Edited by 
George M. Wrong, H. H. Langton and W. Stewart Wal- 
lace. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 1919. Pp. 
XIII and 203.) 

This periodical volume in the University of Toronto Studies 
is of immense value and importance to all who are interested in the 
history of Canada. The Dominion and the United States are such 
close and cordial neighbors that there is much overlapping in the 
historical literature. This gives the book a distinct value on this 
side of "the longest undefended boundary on Earth." 

Readers in the Pacific Northwest will find proof of this friend- 
ly overlapping of interest by turning to pages 115 to 136. There 
will be found careful and scholarly reviews of literature, produced 
in the years 1917-1918, relating to the Province of British Colum- 
bia. A number of Canadian and American volumes are noted. 
Nine articles in the Washington Historical Quarterly receive at- 
tention as do five of the important overlapping articles in the neigh- 
boring Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society. The criticism 
and appreciation expressed are eminently fair and cordial. British 
Columbia was part of the Oregon Country in the old days of "joint 
occupancy" and it is now a delight to find in history a field for such 
friendly and effective international cooperation. 

It is interesting to note that among those whose work is men-