This collection of poems was inspired by the words of Ascencion Solorsano de Cervantes, the last fluent native speaker of the Mutsun tribe, who lived at the Mission San Juan Bautista in California.  Dona Ascencion, whose ancestors were among the original inhabitants of the mission, became a famous healer.  Before she died in 1930, she devoted the last months of her life to telling the story of her life and people to John Harrington, the Smithsonian’s foremost ethnologist. The chapbook was a Main Street Rag Editor’s Choice selection. 



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