Road to California: The Search for a Southern Overland Route to California, 1540-1848

Road to California: The Search for a Southern Overland Route to California, 1540-1848

by Harlan Hague

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Road to California: The Search for a Southern Overland Route to California, 1540-1848 by Harlan Hague

For the first time, Road to California brings together the story of the search for a southern overland route to California by Spaniards, Mexicans and Americans. The book also tells about the response of Native Americans to the invasion of their lands. Some fought the intruders, but for three centuries most Indians welcomed, provisioned and assisted the intruders. The story ends in 1848 when discovery of gold in California's Sierra Nevada assured that the trails would be worn deep by the argonauts en route to the golden land.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615575414
Publisher: Graycatbird
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Harlan Hague, Ph.D., is an historian and novelist of the American west. His specialties are exploration and trails, the positive role of Native Americans in western expansion, the environment, and California's Mexican era. His co-authored biography, Thomas O. Larkin: A Life of Patriotism and profit in Old California, won the Caroline Bancroft prize. He has also written fiction, screenplays and travel articles.

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