"This man has scalped more Indians than any other person living on this coast, and has his tropies to prove the fact". This was the headline of an article in the San Francisco Examiner in early 1899. The reporter had obtained an interview with one Jackson Farley, a pioneer rancher who had settled n Mendocino County in 1857. Was this merely the idle boast of an old man seeking notoriety? Not at all. Farley pointed out dozens of Indian scalps decorating the walls of his cabin. Too, the reporter duly noted the fact that Farley recited his tales sitting in his "Indian hide-bottomed chair" . The most presistent enemy of the native Californians was the firmly rooted white philosophy which preached that, one way or another, the Indian was doomed. When the Great Spirit Died is a sad and tragic story that will haunt our contry forever.