Correspondence Relative to Hostilities of the Arickaree Indians
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. A very good copy with some foxing and toning, in a recent binding of quarter-cloth and marbled boards. pp. 55-108, with 7 folding tables. Correspondence related to the first Indian War fought by the U.S. Army west of the Missouri - an 1823 campaign against the Arikara Indians along the Missouri RIver in present-day South Dakota that was sparked by disputes over trade. Wagner-Camp (22): "The correspondence is printed as Document L., pages 55-108, of Documents from the War Department, accompanying the Message of President Monroe, December 2, 1823. It consists of reports and letters regarding attacks by the Arikara Indians upon General Ashley and his trading party, and by the Blackfoot Indians upon the Missouri Fur Company's Yellow Stone, or Mountain, Expedition. Ashley's letter of June 4, dated 'on board the Keel Boat Yellow Stone, 25 miles below the Aricara Towns' describes the recent affray; Benjamin O'Fallon's letter of July 3 reports the Blackfoot attacks on Immell and Jones, as well as the killing of five of Major Henry's men, further described in letters by William Gordon and Joshua Pilcher." Field 48; Graff 3071.