A Naturalist in Indian Territory: The Journals of S.W.Woodhouse, 1849-50

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A Naturalist in Indian Territory: The Journals of S.W.Woodhouse, 1849-50 Author: Editors: Michael J. Brodhead, John S. Tomer Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: University of Oklahoma Press
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Pages: 336 Illustrations and other contents: 26 black & white illustrations, 4 maps Language: English ISBN: 9780806128054 Categories: , , , , ,

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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Author Biography

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.