Publication: University of Oklahoma Press, 1959, Norman
First Edition. Cloth. xxi.-114pp. Illustrated with several plates and a few drawings by Joe Beeler. German geologist, Jacob H. Schiel, with no medical training, accompanied the Gunnison Expedition in 1853, as a surgeon. They traveled from Westport, Missouri, through the Rocky Mountains and the Humboldt Range to the Pacific, for the purpose of exploring a transcontinental railroad route. Schiel was saved from the same fate as Captain Gunnison, when his horse became disabled and he returned to camp on the day that Gunnison and many of his men were killed by Indians. Schiel continued with the remainder of the expedition under the command of Lieutenant Beckwith and reached the Pacific coast the following year after wintering with the Mormons at Salt Lake City. The original German edition of this book is very rare, and has been translated and edited here by Thomas N. Bonner. As New in price-clipped Dust Jacket.
Inventory Number: 49979