Native American Authors
Rupert Costo, 1906-1989
Rupert Costo was born in 1906. He was president and a founding member of the American Indian Historical Society, an all-Indian organization of Native American scholars, professionals, artists and traditional historians. He has organized and directed convocations of Indian scholars at Princeton, New Jersey, and at Aspen , Colorado. Costo is the author of Contributions and Achievements of the American Indian, and together with his wife Jeanette Henry Costo has written and edited scholarly works on Native American history and culture. Rupert Costo passed away in 1989.
Online resources by or about Rupert Costo:
American Indian Nations: Rupert and Jeannette Costo
Author: Trafzer, Clifford
Description: Provides a short biography of the authors Rupert and Jeannette Costo and their contribution to Native American history and scholarship in California. There are links to the Costo family photo album on the web. Other links give information about the Costo Chair of American Indian Affairs and the Costo Library of the American Indian.
The Journal of San Diego History Book Review: The Missions of California – A Legacy of Genocide
Author: Starr, Raymond
Description: Short book review for The Missions of California – A Legacy of Genocide, edited by Rupert Costo and Jeannette Henry Costo. According to the reviewer, “The book attempts to document the catastrophic effects of the mission system on the California Indians and by doing so to discredit the efforts to elevate Junipero Serra, founder of the missions, to sainthood.”
UCR Library Costo Collection
Author: University of California, Riverside
Description: Brief information about the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, an archive at the University of California, Riverside.
Books by Rupert Costo:
Costo, Jeannette Dulce Henry; Costo, Rupert. The American Indian Reader: History
San Francisco, CA : American Indian Educational Publishers, 1974.
Costo, Jeannette Dulce Henry; Costo, Rupert. Indian Treaties: Two Centuries of Dishonor
San Francisco, CA : Indian Historian Press, 1977.
Costo, Rupert; Costo, Jeannette Dulce Henry. Natives of the golden state; the California Indians
San Francisco : Indian Historian Press, 1995.
Costo, Rupert. Redman of the Golden West
San Francisco : The Indian Historian Press, 1970.
Costo, Rupert. Textbooks and the American Indian
San Francisco, CA : Indian Historian Press, 1970.
Audience: All Ages
Costo, Rupert; Costo, Jeannette Dulce Henry. A thousand years of American Indian storytelling
San Francisco, CA : Indian Historian Press, 1981.
Genre: Oral History
Audience: All Ages
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