Kit Carson Days, 1809-1868, Vol 2: Adventures in the Path of Empire, Volume 2

Kit Carson Days, 1809-1868, Vol 2: Adventures in the Path of Empire, Volume 2

by Edwin L. Sabin, Howard Simon
     
 
Volume 2 begins with Carson carrying the news of the conquest of California across the country to Washington, D.C., stopping en route to see his wife in Taos, New Mexico. The older Carson consolidates his fame as a courier, scout, soldier, and Indian agent. Americans, avid for newfound gold, turn to him as an authority on trail lore, and the government recognizes his

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Volume 2 begins with Carson carrying the news of the conquest of California across the country to Washington, D.C., stopping en route to see his wife in Taos, New Mexico. The older Carson consolidates his fame as a courier, scout, soldier, and Indian agent. Americans, avid for newfound gold, turn to him as an authority on trail lore, and the government recognizes his usefulness in dealing with "the Indian problem." Carson is seen against the larger background of incessant warfare in the Southwest after midcentury. He fights the Kiowas at Adobe Walls, chases the Apaches, and forces the Navajos into the Bosque Redondo. He fights in the Civil War and retires at fifty-eight-but dies two years later in 1868.

Edwin L. Sabin, author of Wild Men of the West, concludes with an assessment of Carson's character and place in history. Introducing these volumes is Marc Simmons, an authority on Carson and the author of Witchcraft in the Southwest: Spanish and Indian Supernaturalism on the Rio Grande, also available in a Bison Books edition.

Editorial Reviews

The Booklover's Southwest - Stanley Vestal
“A standard source book, rich in details of trapping, hunting, caravans, and Indians.”—Stanley Vestal, The Booklover’s Southwest
The Booklover's Southwest

“A standard source book, rich in details of trapping, hunting, caravans, and Indians.”—Stanley Vestal, The Booklover’s Southwest

— Stanley Vestal

Council Fires
“Unquestionably one of the finest landmark works of Western Americana ever published.”—Council Fires
Library Journal
A bit of the true West here. Sabin provides a detailed portrait of the famous scout and Indian fighter from his running away from home to head West to the building of his legend as a pathfinder and ultimately to his Civil War service and death in 1868. This revision of the 1935 edition offers some new perspectives on Carson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803292383
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.16(d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)

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Edwin L. Sabin, author of Wild Men of the West, concludes with an assessment of Carson’s character and place in history. Introducing these volumes is Marc Simmons, an authority on Carson and the author of Witchcraft in the Southwest: Spanish and Indian Supernaturalism on the Rio Grande, also available as a Bison Book.

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