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Book/Printed Material Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian war of 1851, which led to that event

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Title

  • Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian war of 1851, which led to that event

Summary

  • Lafayette Houghton Bunnell (1824-1903) was a member of the Mariposa Battalion that became the white discoverers of the Yosemite Valley in 1851 when they rode out in search of Native American tribal leaders involved in recent raids on American settlements. Dr. Bunnell later served as a surgeon in the Civil War. Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian war of 1851 (originally published 1880) contains his account of that event, beginning with the history of the battalion and the tribal unrest that inspired its creation. He goes on to chronicle the unit's march from its camp near Agua Fria into the mountains down the South Fork of the Merced River. Bunnell recalls his comrades' reactions to the natural grandeur they encountered in the Yosemite Valley as well as the trivia of camp life and encounters with the native tribes they were sent to pacify. The book concludes with chapters of the Valley's history after 1851, discussions of the region's flora and fauna, and a chapter on the discovery of the sequoias and their later exploitation. American Memory.

Names

  • Bunnell, Lafayette Houghton, 1824-1903

Created / Published

  • New York, Chicago, F.H. Revell company [c1892]

Headings

  • -  Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
  • -  Pacific Coast Indians, Wars with, 1847-1865
  • -  Indians of North America--California
  • -  Ethnic groups--California
  • -  Law--Political aspects--California

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • 12, 349 (i.e. 359) p. front. (port.) illus., plates, double map. 21 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F868.Y6 B9

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • rc01000626

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • online text
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  • pdf

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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Chicago citation style:

Bunnell, Lafayette Houghton. Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian war of , which led to that event. [New York, Chicago, F.H. Revell company, 1892] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01000626/.

APA citation style:

Bunnell, L. H. (1892) Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian war of , which led to that event. [New York, Chicago, F.H. Revell company] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01000626/.

MLA citation style:

Bunnell, Lafayette Houghton. Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian war of , which led to that event. [New York, Chicago, F.H. Revell company, 1892] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000626/>.