The Spanish Pioneeers

By: Lummis, Charles F.

Price: $85.00

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SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The spine joints have some rubbing and beginning fraying, as do the corners of the book covers. The top rear book cover has a patch of light water marking. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have patches of toning. This copy includes a signed inscription by the author on the front endpaper. "Charles Fletcher Lummis (March 1, 1859, in Lynn, Massachusetts – November 24, 1928, in Los Angeles, California) was a United States journalist and an activist for Indian rights and historic preservation. A traveler in the American Southwest, he settled in Los Angeles, California, where he also became known as a historian, photographer, ethnographer, archaeologist, poet and librarian...In 1884, Lummis was working for a newspaper in Cincinnati and was offered a job with the Los Angeles Times. At that time, Los Angeles had a population of only 12,000. Lummis decided to make the 3,500-mile journey from Cincinnati to Los Angeles on foot, taking 143 days, all the while sending weekly dispatches to the paper chronicling his trip. One of his dispatches chronicled his meeting and interview with famed outlaw Frank James. The trip began in September and lasted through the winter. Lummis suffered a broken arm and struggled in the heavy winter snows of New Mexico. He became enamored with the American Southwest and its Spanish and Native American inhabitants. Several years later, he published his account of this journey in A Tramp Across the Continent (1892) "; Signed by Author

Title: The Spanish Pioneeers

Author Name: Lummis, Charles F.

Categories: Americana,

Edition: 7th Edition

Publisher: Chicago, IL, A. C. McClurg & Company: 1893

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

signed / inscribed: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A33567

Keywords: Western Americana Americana Charles F. Lummis Signed Editions Pioneers Californiana Americana,