Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, Comprising a Description of a Tour through Texas, across the Great Southwestern Prairies, the Camanche and Caygüa Hunting-Grounds, with an Account of the Sufferings from Want of Food, Losses from Hostile Indians, and Final Capture of the Texans …. Geo. Wilkins Kendall.
Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, Comprising a Description of a Tour through Texas, across the Great Southwestern Prairies, the Camanche and Caygüa Hunting-Grounds, with an Account of the Sufferings from Want of Food, Losses from Hostile Indians, and Final Capture of the Texans …
Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, Comprising a Description of a Tour through Texas, across the Great Southwestern Prairies, the Camanche and Caygüa Hunting-Grounds, with an Account of the Sufferings from Want of Food, Losses from Hostile Indians, and Final Capture of the Texans …
Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, Comprising a Description of a Tour through Texas, across the Great Southwestern Prairies, the Camanche and Caygüa Hunting-Grounds, with an Account of the Sufferings from Want of Food, Losses from Hostile Indians, and Final Capture of the Texans …
Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, Comprising a Description of a Tour through Texas, across the Great Southwestern Prairies, the Camanche and Caygüa Hunting-Grounds, with an Account of the Sufferings from Want of Food, Losses from Hostile Indians, and Final Capture of the Texans …

The Santa Fe Expedition

Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, Comprising a Description of a Tour through Texas, across the Great Southwestern Prairies, the Camanche and Caygüa Hunting-Grounds, with an Account of the Sufferings from Want of Food, Losses from Hostile Indians, and Final Capture of the Texans ….

New York: Harper, 1844.

First edition. Folding map + 5 engraved plates. [ii], xii, [13]-405, [1]; xii, [11]-406 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. The Santa Fe Expedition. Publisher's green cloth, stamped in blind, titled and decorated in gilt on spines, second state with date 1845 stamped in gilt at foot of spines. Foxing, heavy at times, still an attractive copy in unblemished publisher's cloth Reese, Best of the West 84; Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 116; Graff 2304; Howes K75 "aa"; Wagner-Camp 110:1; Rittenhouse 347; Sabin 37360; Streeter, Texas 1515. Item #313366

The best account of the ill-fated invasion of New Mexico in 1841. Kendall, founder of the New Orleans Picayune, heard of the expedition and joined Texans in their attempt to extend the border of Texas to the Rio Grande. The ill-equipped Texans failed miserably, and after near starvation, were captured by the Mexicans and marched to prison in Mexico City. Kendall’s account was an enormous success, going through several contemporary editions and selling 40,000 copies in eight years. "A literary and historical classic" (Reese).

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