SKETCHES OF A TOUR TO THE LAKES, OF THE CHARACTER AND CUSTOMS OF THE CHIPPEWAY INDIANS, AND OF THE INCIDENTS CONNECTED WITH THE TREATY OF FON DU LAC...ALSO A VOCABULARY OF THE ALGIC, OR CHIPPEWAY LANGUAGE
by McKenney, Thomas L.
Baltimore, 1827. 493,pp. plus twenty-nine lithographed or engraved plates. Half title. Contemporary tree calf, morocco leather label. Front inner hinge cracked, half title separating at spine. Several pages with small tears but no loss to text. Mild foxing and toning. Else very good. A classic work by the noted Indian commissioner, describing his travels among the Chippewa on the Great Lakes in 1826. "The author was for many years superintendent of Indian affairs at Washington, and was brought in constant association with the principal men of the nations and tribes which sent representatives to the seat of government. In this tour he formed a more intimate association with the great mass of the Indian population, and was able to present much valuable information regarding it" - Field. As a joint commissioner with Lewis Cass, McKenney negotiated a treaty at Fond du Lac with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago tribes, which is described in this book. HOWES M132. SABIN 43407. FIELD 994. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2383.
(Inventory #: WRCAM50496)
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