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APES, William
Indian Nullification of the Unconstitutional Laws of Massachusetts, relative to the Marshpee Tribe: or, The Pretended Riot Explained
Boston: Press of Jonathan Howe, 1835. 12mo. 168pp., with a wood-engraved frontispiece. In the original cloth boards. Small early owner's name stamp on the title page. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, and rear pocket. Spine is worn, frontispiece is partially affixed to the front free endpaper, else about very good, the text pages and frontispiece are clean and tight. William Apes, descended from King Philip of the Pequot tribe, was a Christian minister of the Pequot tribe in Massachusetts. In this rare account of the Marshpee affair, Apes reveals the cruder forms of exploitation of the Marshpee tribe at the hands of the Massachusetts government, as indicated in the wood-engraved frontispiece, captioned: "Manner of Instructing the Indians, " depicting a white man offering a bottle of liquor to an Indian. Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]

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