Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874: A Biography by Lois Wood BurkhalterGideon Lincecum, 1793-1874: A Biography by Lois Wood Burkhalter

Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874: A Biography

byLois Wood Burkhalter

Paperback | June 1, 2009

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In Gideon Lincecum's lifetime the United States expanded from fifteen to thirty-eight states—and Lincecum moved always with or ahead of that expansion. Possessed of a driving intellectual curiosity undeterred by lack of formal education, Lincecum examined all he confronted. He learned from Indians, he read widely, and he corresponded with the great minds of his day. In the process he became many things: physician, musician, botanist, entomologist, ornithologist, and translator of Indian dialects. His collection of information and specimens in the field of natural science was used by leading authorities. From his voluminous letters, Mrs. Burkhalter has constructed a picture of a "remarkable and delightful American who deserves a place in the history of this country."

Title:Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874: A BiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6.05 × 0.86 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292709986

ISBN - 13:9780292709980

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Gideon
  • 2. Gideon and Hezekiah
  • 3. Gideon and the Indians
  • 4. Gideon and the Texians
  • 5. Gideon and the Healing Arts
  • 6. Gideon and the Children
  • 7. Gideon and the Purifying Knife
  • 8. Gideon and the Waw-Mouths
  • 9. Gideon and the Animalculum
  • 10. Gideon and the Lincolnites
  • 11. Gideon and the High Lads
  • 12. Gideon and the Pismires
  • 13. Gideon and the Offended Democrats
  • 14. Gideon and the Angels
  • 15. Gideon and Killiecrankie
  • Epilogue
  • Appendixes
  • A. Gideon Lincecum’s Journal of a Trip to Texas, 1835
  • B. Moccasin Tracks for 1864, or Home Medicines for Home Diseases
  • C. Tuxpan, Mexico
  • Bibliography
  • Index