Read Puvungna for Free!

Download a free copy of Puvungna, written by the author when he was just 14 years old for his 9th grade English class at Long Beach, California’s Stanford Junior High School.

Puvungna, the book by Daniel R StielPuvungna is a story about two young brothers who travel back in time and discover an ancient Indian village along the shores of a Southern California beach and the terrifying secret behind its disappearance over five hundred years ago.

Puvungna is inspired by the true story of a lost village that was once populated by the indigenous Tongva people and the artifacts the author found while exploring the vacant land near his home in Seal Beach.

You will meet Chinigchinich and the people who called Puvungna their home, and experience how they lived before their land was conquered, their spirituality, and the events that changed a long-forgotten history which took place at the village.

The Tongva, which means “people of the earth” in their native language, called Southern California their home for many thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans.
Believed to be the birthplace of Chinigchinich, a prophet and the spiritual leader of the native Tongva, Puvungna is considered sacred by indigenous people. It is also believed by many remaining modern-day Tongva people to be the place of creation.

The last remains of the village of Puvungna is located less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean on the campus of present day California State University, Long Beach, along the banks of a once flourishing creek that today is little more than a drainage ditch paved over with concrete.

Click here to download a copy of Puvungna. https://goo.gl/JDJCWq

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California presentation at SUNY Oneonta Monday

Artist, tribal scholar and community activist L. Frank will offer a presentation  "The Continuance of Indigenous California: History, Politics, Art" at 7 p.m. Monday in the Center for Multicultural Experiences in Lee Hall at the State University College at Oneonta. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Prospector Pete opens dialogue about racism

The Daily 49er, the student newspaper of Cal State Long Beach, publishes an editorial on the forgotten history of the schools mascot, Prospector Pete.

The paper writes, Here on campus, a symbol of California’s horridly racist past dances around in costume. To many people of color, the Prospector Pete mascot and the ominous miner statue on the upper campus, combined with the “49er” school spirit iconography — emblazoned on everything from coffee mugs to our beloved sports teams — represent a violent history. During the Gold Rush, Anglo forty-niners wiped out 80 percent of the American Indian population. 

Read the editorial Here and give us your opinion.

Autographed Copies of Puvungna Now Available

Due to popular demand, the author is making autographed copies of the first edition of Puvungna available for purchase.  For more details, see the special listing on eBay.com.

This special offer includes free shipping to the U.S. (shipping worldwide is also available) for just $12.99. 

To order, Click Here or go to eBay (search for Puvungna).

Puvungna, the book, now available at Amazon.com

Puvungna, the novella written by Daniel Ross Stiel is now available for reading at Amazon.com.
Puvungna is a story about two young brothers who travel back in time and discover an ancient Indian village along the shores of a Southern California beach and the secret behind its disappearance over five hundred years ago.
Puvungna was inspired by the true story of a long-forgotten village that was once populated by the indigenous Tongva people of Southern California. Today, the last remnants of the village of Puvungna is located near the Pacific Ocean on the campus of present day California State University, Long Beach.
To review or order Puvungna on Amazon, Click Here.

Puvungna – the new novella by Daniel R Stiel is released

Puvungna - The story of a lost Indian Village

Puvungna - The story of a lost Indian Village

“Puvungna,” the new novella by Daniel Ross Stiel, was released today.  Available at selected booksellers, including Amazon.com, the fiction story is about two young boys who travel back in time and discover an Indian village along the shores of a Southern California beach.

To order a copy, visit Amazon.com.

Puvungna to be sold via Amazon.com

The newly published novella by Daniel Ross Stiel, Puvungna, featuring beautiful cover art by John Salazar, is now in print-production and will be available through popular on-line booksellers beginning March 1st!

 

“Puvungna” will be available for purchase on www.Amazon.com, www.Abebooks.com, www.BookSurge.com and www.Alibris.com beginning March 1, 2009.

 

For wholesale book sellers, “Puvungna” will also be available on www.BooksinPrint.com and www.GlobalBooksinPrint.com beginning March 15, 2009.