Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page, 1915. First edition, from the publisher's "The American Books" series. 12mo. xi, 185 pp. Laid in is a typed letter on Society of American Indians letterhead, signed by Eastman, as president of the society, 6 January 1919, appealing for "moral and material support … we have fallen into the clutches of a Bureau machine, which controls our property, our money, our children, and our personal rights … this society has set out to free our race from bondage … we are not a dying race. We are alive and looking toward the future." Eastman (1858-1939) was a Santee Dakota physician, writer and reformer, "considered to be the first Native American author to write American history from the Native American point of view" (Wikipedia). Owner's large bookplate, else very good. Original gilt-stamped blue cloth. (#8121). (Inventory #: 61223)
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