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The Tuscarawas Valley in Indian Days 1750-1797: Original Journals and Old Maps (SIGNED 1st Ed.)

Booth, Russell H.

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ISBN 10: 0964063468 / ISBN 13: 9780964063464
Published by Gomber House Press, Cambridge, Ohio, U.S.A., 1994
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Crisp, beautiful book. No tears or chips and dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Oversized at 9"x11-1/4". SIGNED and dated on half title page by author. Also includes separate gift inscription. Detailed map endpapers. Additonal maps in text, plus small photos.A fascinating history of Ohio's Tuscarawas Valley as seen through the eyes and words of its early settlers. Contains 48 journals and 30 maps which contain precise locations of six Indian towns and the approximate locations of others as inferred by the journals. The journals themselves are wonderfully detailed. Consider this excerpt written by James Smith in 1755, "I asked him if I had done anything that offended the Indians, which caused them to treat me so unmercifully (running the gauntlet). He said no, it was only an old custom the Indians had, and it was like how do you do." Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 18107A

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Title: The Tuscarawas Valley in Indian Days 1750-...

Publisher: Gomber House Press, Cambridge, Ohio, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: SIGNED

Edition: First Edition

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This book consists of the eyewitness accounts of persons who came into the Tuscarawas Valley in eastern Ohio in the last half of the 18th century. There are 48 journals, each one opening a small window into the past. We can hear, in the words of the traveler himself, of his trip to the Valley, usually starting and ending at Fort Pitt, of the people he met, Indian and white, and of his descriptions of the Indian towns and customs. The journals encompass the entire period between the first detailed account of the Ohio country by an English-speaking person, Christopher Gist in 1750, to the time, in 1797, when the Tuscarawas Valley was being surveyed for settlement by the whites, and the Indian culture was passing from the valley. It is, without doubt, the most comprehensive, first-person look at the valley in Indian days that has ever been published.

There are also 30 maps in the book, most of them dating from the 18th century. When the valley was being surveyed in 1797, the vestiges of six Indian towns were noted on these maps, and they are displayed on the left-hand page of the book. Opposite to them, on the right-hand page, are the modern topographic maps of the same locations, thus enabling the reader to see precisely where the old Indian town was located on the modern map. Other maps are included for the purpose of helping to establish the locations of some towns that were not noted on the 1797 survey, or for some other particular purpose.

By means of these journals and maps, the locations of White Eyes Town and Muskingum are now known. Also the location of Bouquet's 16th Encampment survey point is established. Many other new facts are brought out about the Tuscarawas Valley in Indian Days.

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The book is hardbound with a laminated dustjacket, 424 pages, 8x11, Smyth sewn, and printed on 60#, natural, acid-free paper. It has an extensive bibliography, is indexed and has cataloging in publication data. For a book of this size and quality the price is remarkably low. Praise from readers: One of the most comprehensive and splendidly written books on the early history of Tuscarawas County. should be in the home of every person interested in Tuscarawas County history.

Earl P. Olmstead, author of Blackcoats Among the Delaware and David Zeisberger The finest piece of research I've seen in 50 years. A great book.

Gary Winterburn, author of History of the Great Trail the book is so handsome, so beautifully produced and laid out. I love it.

Carolyn See, author of numerous novels I feel the necessity of congratulating you on the magisterial The Tuscarawas Valley in Indian Days. many thanks for having given us a book that fully does what it set out to do. It gives a real sense of the period.

Richard Baum, Chester, England

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Garrison House Books has maintained an on-line presence since 1997. We are a general interest used, rare, and out-of-print bookstore based in the quaint Victorian town of Medina, Ohio. American history, children's books and ephemera (the history of the people) intrigue us most, but we buy and maintain books in all categories. We are Tess and Eric Kindig, married forever, and passionate about books, bookselling and readers. Tess has been a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, and public relations director, and is still a working author with 13 published books to her credit. Eric owns Log Cabin Inc. in Lodi, Ohio, an 8,000-plus square foot retail establishment specializing in historical books and reenactment accoutrements. In addition to his remarkable ability to schlep large piles of books from hither to yon, Eric brings over 30 years of retail experience to this endeavor! Also, joining our staff are our beloved bookshop kitties -- Miss Lil and Mickey. The former provides gentility and elan, and the latter (who is basically a street thug) provides comic relief. We believe that books are treasures, not commodities, and that readers are individuals, not numbers. Our greatest joy is in getting to know you and serving you with grace and good humor. We appreciate your business very much!

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