Garden City: Doubleday, 1979.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. 278 pp. Upper corners lightly bumped, else a fine copy, incribed on the front free endpaper "For Mary Gormly: in warmest friendship, T.E. Mails, 7-27-80." Beneath the inscription is a hand-drawn sketch of a Native American man with long braids, wearing a hat. Dust jacket has very mild toning to the spine and a few tiny tears at the head. Ms. Gormly (1919-2004) was an archivist at California State University, Los Angeles, who, according to her obituary, "was widely knowledgeable about the cultures of Native American peoples, particularly those of the North American West." Mails, an ethnologist and artist, here recounts the life story of Frank Fools Crow (c. 1890-1989), Ceremonial Chief of the Teton Sioux, who worked to preserve Lakota traditions, advocated for his tribe's sovereignty and treaty rights, and was a leader of the traditional faction during the armed standoff at Wounded Knee in 1973. Also laid in to this copy is an invitation to a reception for a show of Mails' art, at which he inscribed this copy.