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

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Discovery of the Yosemite in 1851--and the Indian war which led to that event
by Lafayette Houghton Bunnell, M.D., one of the Discoverers, of the Mariposa Battalion.

First published in 1880, this is the primary account of how Yosemite Valley came to be "discovered" by the white race. Of course, the Indians knew it was there; they were living in it when the battalion came to roust them out. Before the Battalion's trip, the valley had been seen from its rims and from afar. But this was the first recorded entry and exploration. Bunnell proposed the name of the Indian tribe for the valley, "as it was suggestive, euphonious, and certainly American; that by so doing, the name of the tribe of Indians which we met leaving their homes in this valley, perhaps never to return, would be perpetuated." Foreword by former chief park naturalist William R. Jones.

Period engravings. 184pages, slightly abridged from the original.  

ISBN-10: 0-89646-021-5. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-021-8. VIST0021 paper$6.95

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