Many Worlds: Native Life along the Anza Trail

An activity book for youngsters with stickers and games

In 1775, Spain sent the Anza expedition to explore and settle California, its “new” territory. But California was not new to the hundreds of thousands of native people who had lived here for millennia.

Many Worlds provides young people with an engaging and informative window into the California Indian world. Read Ajachemem star-myths, guide a Chumash plank canoe (tomol) through a coastal maze to the Channel Islands, identify traditional Kumeyaay foods, learn to count in Quechan, and do much more using stickers, colored pencils, and your imagination to explore the richness of California Indian life along the Anza Trail.

About the Author and Illustrator

Katherine BrumageKatherine Brumage is a burgeoning enthusiast of all things Yosemite. An irrepressible lover of books as well as paper and everything else that goes into them, Katherine holds a B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.A. from the University of Chicago, both in English literature. A retired pinball champion and proud Seattle native, she is currently the Program Director at Public Service Fellowships of the Bay Area.
Mona CaronMona Caron grew up in the Swiss Italian Alps, among rivers, mosses, ferns, and lizards, where she dissected flowers instead of listening to lessons. She moved to San Francisco to study illustration and subsequently became one of the city’s premier muralists. Much of her work deals with human history, utopian possibility, and natural history.

Photo by Nicholas Kasimatis