“Paiute, Prospector, Pioneer-The Bodie-Mono Lake Area in the Nineteenth Century” Book


Paiute, Prospector, Pioneer” is a lucid history of the Bodie-Mono Lake area during the 19th century: its discovery, mining booms, settlement, and land use. Unlike other local histories which abound in myths and exaggerations, Thomas C. Fletcher’s account sifts facts from fancy, portraying the realities and hardships of life in a boom and bust economy. Without romanticizing, he documents the symbiotic relationship between miners and settlers, and their exploitative relationship with the native Kuzedika Paiute. Complementing the text are vivid, informative excerpts from contemporary newspapers and reports as well as maps and historical photographs. Thoroughly researched and referenced, this book will appeal to historians as well as casual readers and mining buffs.

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Weight 0.529 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.375 in


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