HYMNS IN THE OMAHA LANGUAGE.

New York: American Tract Society, [1887]. 96pp. 12mo. Later three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, t.e.g. Front hinge cracking but solid, light shelf wear. Bookplates on front and rear pastedowns. Internally clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM52677

Edward Ayer's copy of this Omaha language tract containing sixty-two hymns, as well as the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments. The author, William Hamilton, arrived and the Presbyterian mission to the Omaha in Nebraska in 1853, and remained there until his death. He wrote a number of Indian missionary works, principally for the Omaha and Iowa languages. AYER, INDIAN LINGUISTICS (DHEGIHA) 7 (this copy). PILLING, SIOUX, pp.32.

Price: $475.00