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Through Alien Eyes

The Visit of the Russian Ship "Rurik</I> to San Francisco in 1816 and the Men behind the Visit


Edward Mornin

Contents: Visit of Russian ship Rurik to San Francisco in 1816 – Translated reports of captain (Otto von Kotzebue), naturalist (Adelbert von Chamisso), and on-board artist (Louis Choris) – Reproductions of illustrations by Choris – Account of Rurik's round-the-world voyage – Biographical sketches of Kotzebue, Chamisso, and Choris – Discussion of their views on Spanish colonial garrison and mission, mission Indians, soldiers and missionaries – Postcolonial assessment of reports and reporters.