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Patterson, J.B., ed
LIFE OF MA-KA-TAI-ME-SHE-KIA-KIAK OR BLACK HAWK...WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE CAUSE AND GENERAL HISTORY OF THE LATE WAR, HIS SURRENDER AND CONFINEMENT AT JEFFERSON BARRACKS, AND TRAVELS THROUGH THE UNITED STATES
Cincinnati, 1833. 155pp. 12mo. Original blue-grey paper-covered boards and muslin backstrip, printed paper spine label. Minor wear and soiling to boards, spine and spine label rubbed. Lacks front fly leaf. Moderate occasional foxing. Overall very good. The rare first edition, issued without the portrait, of an important Indian autobiography. The work was dictated by Black Hawk to Antoine Leclair, the U. S. Interpreter for the Sacs and Foxes, after the former's trip to Washington in 1833. Black Hawk spearheaded the work in order to explain to Americans the reasons for his past conduct. Previously, Black Hawk led his people in a series of skirmishes against the United States military that would take his name, the Black Hawk War. The war was contested between Black Hawk's Sauk Indians and the U.S. troops in Illinois, along the Mississippi, and in southern Wisconsin in the spring and summer of 1832. Black Hawk surrendered on Aug. 27, 1832 and, after a brief imprisonment, he and his son were taken to Washington, D.C. in the late spring of 1833. They met with President Jackson and toured other eastern cities, including New York City, drawing large crowds. "In the spring of 1832, Black Hawk and his band returned to an Indian village occupied by whites at the mouth of the Rock River in Illinois and] massacred nearly a score of whites, carried off two young women, and killed several settlers" - Hubach. "Black Hawk's narrative is one of the very few important American Indian autobiographies" - Graff. HOWES P120 "b." GRAFF 313. JONES 948. PILLING ALGONQUIN 49. HUBACH, p.72. DOR … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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