The Autobiography of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (PA-PA-MA-TA-BE "The Swift Walker")

By: Hubbard, Gurdon Saltonstall; Caroline M. McIlvaine (Intro)

Price: $400.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and publisher's medallion, gilt, on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with tissue-protected engraved portrait frontispiece. Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (1802 1886) was an American fur trader, insurance underwriter, and land speculator. Hubbard first arrived in Chicago on October 1, 1818. He went on to build Chicago's first stockyard and help foment a land boom for Chicago in the East. On several trips throughout Illinois, he became the adopted son of Chief Waba of the Kickapoo and married Watseka, niece of Chief Tamin of the Kankakee Potawatomi. After he walked for 75 miles in a single night to warn the town of Danville of an impending raid by Indians, he earned the nickname "Pa-pa-ma-ta-be," or "Swift-Walker." When a local Indian tribe questioned his ability to perform this feat, he challenged their champion walker to a race. Hubbard's challenger lost by several miles and was unable to move the next day. Hubbard seemed to be unaffected. . Former owner's signature stamp on ffep, otherwise unmarked, gilt bright, a few pages very lightly soiled, corners sharp, tight, and square. NEAR FINE. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 9. B&W Illustrations. 12mo 7" - 7" tall. xxvii, 182 pp

Title: The Autobiography of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (PA-PA-MA-TA-BE "The Swift Walker")

Author Name: Hubbard, Gurdon Saltonstall; Caroline M. McIlvaine (Intro)

Categories: Biography & Memoir, Biography, Rare, Antiquarian, and Collectible Books, Travel & Adventure,

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons / The Lakeside Press: 1911

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 8463

Keywords: Lakeside Classics; Rare Books; TRAVEL; Adventure; Exploration; United States; Illinois; American Mid-West; Native Americans;