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Through the country of the Comanche Indians in the fall of the year 1845 : the journal of a U.S. Army expedition led by Lieutenant James W. Abert of the Topographical Engineers, artist extraordinary whose paintings of Indians and their Wild West illustrate this book

Author: J W Abert; John R Galvin; United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers.
Publisher: [San Francisco] : J. Howell, 1970.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: J W Abert; J W Abert
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J W Abert; John R Galvin; United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers.
OCLC Number: 91013
Notes: Originally published in 1846 under title: Message from the President of the United States ... communicating a report of an expedition led by Lieutenant Abert on the upper Arkansas.
Description: xi, 77 pages : color illustrations, 3 maps (2 folded) ; 36 cm
Contents: Biographies in brief: James William Abert ; Guy William Peck --
Start of the journey --
Bent's Fort --
Cheyennes and Delawares --
The route --
Up the Purgatory --
Apaches --
Prairie dogs --
A mustang --
Timpa Valley --
Santa Fe Trail --
Raton Fork --
Imposing scenery --
Through the Raton Pass --
Beginnings of the Canadian --
Bears --
Gold country --
Rattlesnakes --
Grand Canyon of the Canadian --
Open prairie --
Hailstorm --
Antelope --
Mustangs --
Autumnal flowers --
Prairie fire --
Thunderstorm --
Scenes of "grand sublimity" --
Comanche country --
Flowers of the plains --
Unseen Indians --
Buffalo chase --
Encounter with a wolf --
Comanches: buffalo eaters --
Petrified trees --
Plain strewed [strewn] with rose-and-blue striped agates --
Night alarm --
"Merry meeting" with friendly Kioways [Kiowas] and Crows --
Indian ways --
Mexican traders from Taos with a Pueblo guide --
Farewells --
Search for the Washita --
A tarantula --
State Plain [Llano Estacado] --
On the Washita --
Alarm but no Indian attack --
Kioways friendly --
Fitzpatrick's remarks on the various Indian tribes and languages --
Wild turkey for dinner --
Grapes --
Antelope Buttes --
A panther --
Fishes seen and a few small ones caught with a mosquito bar --
Lovely country --
"Glorious vegetation" and "glittering forest" --
Edwards's settlement --
Creek Indians --
News of the 4th of July --
Search for river's mouth --
Explorers or desperadoes? --
End of the Survey --
Fort Gibson --
Overland journey to St. Louis.
Other Titles: Message from the President of the United States ... communicating a report of an expedition led by Lieutenant Abert on the upper Arkansas
Responsibility: edited by John Galvin.

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