James Capen Adams, a mountain man born in 1807, lived in the mountains with the grizzlies he tamed and trained. After his return to the city, with the grizzlies in tow for exhibition, he lived amongst his animals and slept on a buffalo robe. In The Adventures of James Capen Adams, Theodore H. Hittell provides us with the transcription of this fascinating mountain man's first-hand account of his wild life and times.
Theodore H. Hittell worked for the Daily Evening Bulletin of San Francisco during the mid nineteenth century. His writings on James Capen Adams helped popularize Adams' shows. He also wrote History of California.