Taopi and His Friends, or the Indians, Wrongs and Rights
by Welsh, William, editor
Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger. Very Good. 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. An uncommon presentation copy. Original dark reddish-brown cloth boards with gilt imprint. Rubbed corners, one edge dent and a few soil spots on front. Light soil on edges, tear and crease in last free endpaper. Frontis with tissue guard, xviii, 125. Light soil on a few pages and an inscription on title page. The title page is signed and inscribed by Bishop Whipple for Mrs. Sherman, most likely the wife of General William T. Sherman, with whom Bishop Whipple was good friends. The book is a collection of a missionary journal by Rev. S. D. Hinman, a eulogy address by Bishop Henry Whipple for Taopi, a history of missions and the Santee Sioux, and other related letters and government reports on the Santee and Taopi. Taopi was a pacifist and one of the Sioux in Minnesota that adopted farming under missionary influence. Episcopalian Bishop Whipple was one of the most influential missionaries advocating for Native Americans at the time, working with the Sioux and Ojibwe in Minnesota. ; 7 1/2" x 5 1/4"; 125 pp; Signed by One Author . (Inventory #: 010934)
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