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DISCOVERY OF THE YOSEMITE AND THE INDIAN WAR OF 1851 WHICH LED TO THAT EVENT Bunnell M.D. 1911 4th ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Bunnell M.D, Lafayette Houghton
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Los Angeles, 1911, 4th edition. 355 pp, 33 illustrations, foldout map. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt decoration and chipped dust jacket, book is fine. Near Fine. 

Chronicles of a number of key historical events that began in 1851 including discovery, the Yosemite Indian conflicts, the naming of various landmarks. An adventurous narrative of the travel and description of this scenic wonderland along with many hunting incidents, and Indian fights that led to the discovery of the Yosemite. The author was of the Mariposa Battalion, one of the discoverers, and surgeon for the thirty-sixth regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteers.
 
"It is probable that the Walker party saw Yosemite Valley from its rim in 1833. The narrative of Bunnell and the diaries of Robert Eccleston are the principal sources of information on the Mariposa Indian War, which indirectly brought the valley to the attention of the general public." - Currey and Kruska, Yosemite 27
 
'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'

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