Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Document Signed E. W. Bushyhead (Cherokee Indian) Sheriff San Diego 1880s. He was born March 2, 1832, at Cleveland, Tenn. His father led 1,000 Cherokees over the Trail of Tears. He was one of two Cherokees who trekked west that year who made names for themselves in California journalism and letters. Ned Bushyhead tried mining at Placerville for a year, then tried Tuolumne County for two years, then went to Calaveras County. There he met an Illinois lawyer, William Jeff Gatewood. Together they published a newspaper. Because Gatewood had married into the Crosthwaite family of San Diego and came under their influence, the paper was moved to San Diego. Bushyhead did not like the prospects of San Diego nor the new venture and purposefully did not use his name in connection with the publication of the first issues of The Union. The publisher was listed as J.N. Briseno, an employee. But the Cherokee outlasted them all. Gatewood sold out after eight months. Bushyhead stayed with The Union through four partners and the transition from a profitable and enterprising weekly to a daily which demanded much from him and Douglas Gunn, his last partner. In 1873, he sold his interest for $5,000. Bushyhead served San Diego and San Diego County as chief of police and sheriff.

    State and County tax document dated Dec. 15, 1884, receipt signed by E. W. Bushyhead was a famous Chief of Police and Sheriff in San Diego County, San Diego, California. Measures approximately 10.25" x 8.25".

    Condition: Fine-very fine


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    13th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 446

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 38 days left to consign to the 2018 August 18 Americana & Political - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,140,582