Item #8866 Narrative of Nicholas 'Cheyenne' Dawson (Overland to California in '41 & '49, and Texas in '51). Nicholas Cheyenne Dawson.

Narrative of Nicholas 'Cheyenne' Dawson (Overland to California in '41 & '49, and Texas in '51)

San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, May, 1933. First Edition, 1/500. 100pp. Octavo [25 cm] 1/4 tan cloth over brown printed boards. Better than very good. Name in ink on the front free endsheet. Item #8866

Number 7 of the Rare Americana Series. Includes an introduction by Charles L. Camp and nine color illustrations by Arvilla Parker. In 1841, Cheyenne Dawson of Austin, Texas was a part of the famed Bidwell-Bartleson Party, along with his brother-in-law and some "neighbor boys." The trip was organized in Sherman, Texas in 1849, and aimed a Southern Route. After crossing the Colorado Desert and visiting Los Angeles, the prospectors reached the Mariposa diggings in November. Dawson worked the dry diggings and eventually got into freighting and tells how his fellow pioneer Charles Weber of Stockton tried to coax him to ranching. In the spring of 1851, he began his return trip to Texas. Kurutz 171b.

Price: $75.00

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