THE LIFE, LETTERS AND SPEECHES OF KAH-GE-GA-GAH-BOWH.

New York: S.W. Benedict, 1850. 224pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Original blindstamped cloth, gilt title on front cover. Spine ends chipped, inner front hinge cracked. Else generally good. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Bought of Kah-Ge-Ga-Gah-Bowh or George Copway Ojibway Nation...Feb. 18th, 1851." Item #WRCAM27035

Later American edition, after the first edition published in 1847 under a different title. The author was a chief of the Ojibway Nation, and herein gives a history of his people, especially their religious beliefs, traditions, and customs. Also his travels to Buffalo, Prairie du Chien, etc. Prints the text of his address before the Pennsylvania legislature in favor of giving Indians a permanent home between Nebraska and Minnesota territories. In this he followed the Rev. Peter Jones, who was half Ojibway. This edition not noted by Howes or Field. A nice association copy. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 883. PILLING, ALGONQUIAN, p.92. SABIN 16717. HOWES C770 (ref).

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