Loading, please wait...

Overland with Kit Carson - by George Douglas Brewerton (Paperback)

Overland with Kit Carson - by  George Douglas Brewerton (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Overland with Kit Carson - by  George Douglas Brewerton (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Shipping
Free standard shipping with RedCard
Loading, please wait...

About this item

Specifications

Number of Pages: 301

Genre: History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Book theme: State & Local, General

Author: George Douglas Brewerton

Language: English

Street Date: July 25, 2005
TCIN: 79623903
UPC: 9780803261136
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-5673

Description

"Of prime importance to many general readers as well as to historians will be Brewerton's intimate and concrete pictures of Kit Carson."-Southwest Review Gold had just been discovered in California at the close of the Mexican War when Kit Carson started east from Los Angeles with Dispatches. Going with him was Lieutenant George Douglas Brewerton, who describes their journey over the Old Spanish Trail. It was a torturous route across deserts and mountains requiring the kind of expert survival skills that made Kit Carson famous. The scout, who was carrying the news that would begin the rush for gold, went as far as Taos, where he was reunited with his wife. From there Brewerton joined a wagon train that labored over the Santa Fe Trail to Independence, Missouri. Overland with Kit Carson is a colorful and authentic account of encounters with Indians and white adventurers and of the hazards and hardships that accompanied anyone who undertook such a long journey in a sparsely populated country. The new introduction is by Marc Simmons, a professional historian, editor, translator, and the author of Witchcraft in the Southwest: Spanish and Indian Supernaturalism on the Rio Grande (Bison Book, 1980).
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Recommended


From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

No reviews yet! Be the first to help other guests.

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.