Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West: With Colonel Fremont's Last Expedition Across the Rocky Mountains, Including Three Months' Residence in Utah, and a Perilous Trip Across the Great American Desert to the Pacific

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U of Nebraska Press, 2004 M01 1 - 130 páginas
n August 1853, an American-born Sephardic Jew, Solomon Nunes Carvalho, accepted John Fremont's invitation to join his fifth expedition to find the best overland route to California. A Baltimore artist, inventor, and daguerreotypist, Carvalho was given the job of creating a photographic record of the lands and peoples along the way. Fremont's party left the Missouri on September 14, 1853, traveled up the Kansas River, overland to the Arkansas, upriver past Bent's Fort to the Huerfano, and traversed the Sandhill Pass into the Rocky Mountains. Beset by heavy snows and intense cold, they were reduced to eating their horses and mules and the occasional beaver or porcupine while making their way in midwinter across the Grand, Green, and Sevier Rivers. Suffering from frostbite, scurvy, and dysentery, Carvalho left the expedition in Utah; spent four months among the Mormons in Salt Lake City, where he observed with keen interest their system of spiritual wives; and reached California in 1854. Carvalho became the first Jewish writer to publish accounts of the Great American West and was also one of the first people to photograph the American West. Although only one of his plates is known to survive, others became the models for wood and steel engravings that broadcast the image of the West throughout the world. This Bison Books edition restores the discourses on Mormon doctrine omitted from previous twentieth-century editions. Ava F. Kahn is a visiting scholar at the California Studies Center, University of California, Berkeley. Her books include Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush: A Documentary History, 1849-1880; Jewish Life in the American West: Perspectives on Migration, Settlement, and Community; and California Jews (coedited with Marc Dollinger).

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CHAPTER 1
17
CHAPTER III
23
CHAPTER IV
29
Wasting of ProvisionsKinnikinickHavana SegarsIndian AmusementsCamp
34
Kansas TerritoryArkansas and Kansas RiversTributariesTimberRiver Bottoms
40
CHAPTER VII
46
CHAPTER IX
62
CHAPTER XI
71
CHAPTER XXIV
155
CHAPTER XXVI
166
Arrival of the California MailMurder of Mr Lamphere by Indians on Santa ClaraIIot
175
Portrait of WakaraIndian chiefs to accompany the Expedition to Harmony City
195
CHAPTER XXXI
202
CHAPTER XXXII
209
CHAPTER XXXIII
215
Preparations to Cross the JornadaFiftyfive Miles without Water or GrassDeserted
228

CHAPTER XIII
80
Descent of Snow MountainsGun for a WalkingstickIndian TracksExamination
89
CHAPTER XVI
96
Divide between Grand and Green RiverCapt Gunnisons TrailWithout Water
104
Careless Packing of AnimalsMule MissingTheir value as RoadstersCol Fremonts
111
CHAPTER XIX
117
CHAPTER XXI
128
CHAPTER XXII
139
Governor Brigham YoungAuthors Views on PolygamyBaptismal CeremonyDoc
146
CHAPTER XXXVI
234
CHAPTER XXXVII
242
SPIRITUAL WIFE SYSTEM
250
CELESTIAL MARRIAGE
12
INDIAN HOSTILITIES AND TREACHERY
39
USE AND ABUSE OF BLESSINGS
61
A Discourse delivered by Parley P Pratt in the Tabernacle Great Salt Lake City 79
79
LEGITIMACY AND ILLEGITIMACY
104
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Ava F. Kahn is a visiting scholar at the California Studies Center, University of California, Berkeley. Her books include Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush: A Documentary History, 1849?1880; Jewish Life in the American West: Perspectives on Migration, Settlement, and Community; and California Jews (coedited with Marc Dollinger).

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