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History of the Indians, of North and South America.

The Author of Peter Parley's Tales [pseud. for Goodrich, S. G. ].-

Published by Boston. Bradbury, Soden & Co. 1844., 1844
From Gadshill (Providence, RI, U.S.A.)

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First Edition. Pages 320 pp.Small 8vo. Half brown calf with marble covered boards. First Edition. Illustrated with wood engravings of Native Americans, Cort s, et al. and with elaborate wood engravings of printer's devices at end of chapters. Roorbach, I, 223. The history of encounters of Native Americans with the Western invaders in The West Indies, Mexico, South American (Incas, Araucanians, etc), and North America (discussing the once-numerous North American tribes). The author regrets that "such multitudes have perished in the vain attempt to resist outrage and oppression [by the invading White man]." In the last chapter, he discusses the prospects for the Western tribes and proposes doing our all to give the Indians "the benefits of our own religion and civilization" and prepare them to come into the fold of the government as members of the Union. The author, further, hopes that the government and the people of the United States will hear his message that peace, obedience to law, civil rights, education and the gospel will help to civilize the remaining Indians. Apparently, the government did listen, with questionable help to the Native Americans resulting. Overall, a nice copy of the first edition of an important statement of the White man's view of Native Americans in the early Nineteenth Century. Owner's signature on front pastedown: "Wm Brigham," repeated in pencil on Contents page. Wear to covers, at ends ofspine and corners with external starting of front hinge. Abrasion of marbled boards. Foxing. Else, Very Good with tight aqnd attractive text block. Bookseller Inventory # 8739

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Title: History of the Indians, of North and South ...

Publisher: Boston. Bradbury, Soden & Co. 1844.

Publication Date: 1844

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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