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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Sutter, John Augustus, 1808-1880 -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

LC ClassificationsPZ3.L3745 Cap, PS3523.A84 Cap
The Physical Object
Pagination322 p.
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5910008M
LC Control Number64011394

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Captain John A. Sutter Lord of New Helvetia. 1 The Sutter-Marshall Lease with the Yalesumney Indians for monopoly of the gold-bearing lands. 2 Sutter to Leidesdorff, 3 Edward C. Kemble to John S. Hittell, 4 A Letter from Thomas O. Larkin to Governor R. B. Mason, 5 W.D.M. Howard of San Francisco to B.T. Reed of Boston, 6. John Sutter, in full John Augustus Sutter, original name Johann August Suter, (born Febru , Kandern, Baden [Germany]—died J , Washington, D.C.), German-born Swiss pioneer settler and colonizer in California; the discovery of gold on his land in precipitated the California Gold Rush.. Sutter spent much of his early life in Switzerland; he was a Swiss citizen and.   When John Sutter oversaw the construction of Sutter’s Fort in , Native Americans outnumbered white men to 1. Currently, less than 1% of the local population is of Native descent. It is an unpleasant history, but the truth is rarely as satisfying as it presents itself in 6 th grade social studies books. On Janu Marshall came to Sutter's Parlor at the fort's main building. Marshall met privately with Captain Sutter to show him the gold he had found at the mill. Grabbing a book, Sutter performed a few simple tests on the yellow metal. "It's gold," he said.