Indian Wars of the Northwest: A California Sketch
505 pages. The classic account of the Indian wars in far northwest California. The encounters between the native tribes of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties were swift and brutal. Within fifteen years of the settlement of Humboldt Bay (in 1851), most of the Native Americans who had not succumbed to disease were dead at the hands of the settlers. In 'Two Peoples, One Place,' a history of early Humboldt County, Ray Rafael and Freeman House itemize 56 massacres between 1850 and 1864. By the time anthropologists arrived at the turn of the 20th century, many tribes had been completely wiped out and others relocated to reservations. Bledsoe's history of these Indian wars is the most comprehensive contemporary account. He also includes an account of the discovery of Humboldt Bay and of the early pioneers. Bledsoe was a lawyer and legislator and the author of the exceedingly rare first history of Del Norte County. Zamorano 80; Cowan, p. 57. Howes B529 ('Best record of the California Indian troubles to 1865.') Good plus copy in original brown embossed cloth with bright lettering to front cover. Spine edges frayed and spine faded. Ex-library copy with bar code at front and pocket at rear. Bookseller Inventory # 74681
Title: Indian Wars of the Northwest: A California ...
Publisher: Bacon and Company (1885), San Francisco
Publication Date: 1885
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
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