A Naturalist in Indian Territory: The Journals of S. W. Woodhouse, 1849-1850

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1996 M03 1 - 336 pages

In the spring of 1849 young Philadelphia physician S. W. Woodhouse, an avid ornithologist, was appointed surgeon-naturalist of two expeditions, one in 1849 and another in 1850, to survey the Creek-Cherokee boundary in Indian Territory. A keen observer of frontier life and society, Woodhouse wrote down in three journals detailed entries on his travels, including information on the flora and fauna as well as his impressions of the places he passed and their people, notably early Indian Territory personalities such as the McIntoshes and the Perrymans of the Creek Indians; Elijah Hicks of the Cherokees; Tallee and Clermont III of the Osages; and Oh-ha-wah-kee of the Comanches. To aid the modern reader, editors John S. Tomer and Michael J. Brodhead have supplied a detailed introduction and extensive, clarifying notes.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Samuel Washington Woodhouse 1821 1904
49
From Philadelphia to Washington D C
65
Journal No 31850
69
Appendix
255
Bibliography
267
Index
287
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Page 271 - JOHN. Illustrations of the birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Intended to contain descriptions and figures of all North American birds not given by former American authors, and a general synopsis of North American ornithology.

About the author (1996)

John S. Tomer , who is a Research Associate at the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, is an experienced ornithologist and author of numerous articles on Oklahoma birds.

Michael J. Brodhead , Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Nevada, Reno, is a Historian in the Office of History, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of David J. Brewer: The Life of a Supreme Court Justice, 1837?1910 and coeditor and annotator of A Naturalist in Indian Territory: The Journals of S. W. Woodhouse, 1849?1850 , also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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