Lafayette Houghton Bunnell|
Rochester, New York, USA
Biography[edit | edit source]
In 1851, Bunnell was a member of the Mariposa Battalion that became the non-indigenous discoverers of the Yosemite Valley. Discovery was not the main purpose of the trip: the Battalion rode out in search of Native American tribal leaders involved in recent raids on American settlements. Bunnell explored the Valley and named many of its features. Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian war of 1851 (1880) contains his account of his exploration and the actions of the Battalion. The majority of what is known about Chief Tenaya and the Ahwahnees was from Bunnell's written accounts. Bunnell was the first person who encountered Chief Tenaya who subsequently wrote a book.
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Bunnell, Lafayette Houghton (2003) . Discovery of the Yosemite and the Indian War of 1851 Which Led to That Event. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, National Digital Library Program. OCLC 51675913. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/calbk.vg20. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
- Bunnell, Lafayette Houghton. Winona (We-No-Nah) and Its Environs on the Mississippi in Ancient and Modern Days. Winona, Minn: Jones & Kroeger, printers and publishers, 1897.
- Bunnell, Lafayette Houghton. The Date of the Discovery of the Yosemite. New York: Century Co, 1890.
References[edit | edit source]
- Cossley-Batt, Jill (1928). The Last of the California Rangers (First ed.). New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company. ISBN 1600551. http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/california_rangers.
- Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). "B - Bunnel Point". Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. OCLC 2871447. http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/place_names_of_the_high_sierra/b.html.
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- Hank Johnston, Yosemite Yesterdays v. 2 chapter 1 has a biography of Dr. Bunnell
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