Item #23351 Indian Sketches, Taken During an Expedition to the Pawnee Tribes. John T. Irving, Jr.
Indian Sketches, Taken During an Expedition to the Pawnee Tribes

Indian Sketches, Taken During an Expedition to the Pawnee Tribes

Philadelphia: Carey, Lee and Blanchard, 1835.

First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Two volume set, pp 272, 296, in original cloth with gilt spine lettering. Boards moderately edgeworn, spines darkened at chipped at heads, some splitting along rear joint of Volume II, light scattered foxing, both volumes lacking rear free endpaper. Otherwise complete and sound. Wagner-Camp 55:1:"In 1833 John Irving and his uncle Washington Irving accompanied a government party under the charge of Commissioner Henry L. Ellsworth to the Otoe and Pawnee Villages. There they witnessed the signing of a peace treaty and one of the last occurrences of the Pawnee 'Morning Star Sacrifice.'" Field (764) notes that "the object of this expedition was of a higher humanitarian order than those which the government has usually organized for Indian affairs." Howes I-79; Rader 2026; Graff 2157.

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