Note: Many of my clients are scholars and historians seeking specific information related to their research. For their convenience I include the following details directly from this book. BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA.
From Its First Discovery to the Present Time. Published in 1837 by the Antiquarian Institute, Boston. 9 x 6 three-quarter leather binding. Illustrated with two full-page engraved plates.A well-made book that has been cared for over the past 184 years. Exterior has typical rubbing and wear but the leather joints remain in good condition and the boards are firmly attached. Solid binding with strong, unbroken hinges. Text is clean and complete. I noticed one or two pages with short vertical tears near the center of the page.
No loose or missing pages. Signature dated 1840s on first endpaper. This rare volume represents one of the most ambitious collections of Native American history and biography published in the United States. It was researched and written by Samuel G.Drake, a founder of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and owner of the first antiquarian bookstore in America. It is illustrated with two beautiful full-page engraved plates. This landmark volume chronicles the lives of all the most distinguished Native American Chiefs and Counselors through recorded history, from the first arrival of white men in Virginia through the early 19th century. It faithfully recounts the events of Americas bloody Indian wars, massacres and depredations. And vividly describes the exploits of the Indian warriors involved.
Youll also find many accounts of the wrongs and sufferings perpetrated upon the Indians by European white settlers and their descendants. Drakes willingness to take a hard look at the long history of abuses heaped upon Native Americans sets this work apart from other books of its day, most of which were devoted to titillating tales of bloodthirsty savages. All of Americas early Indian wars are covered in this book -- Virginia, New England, the Ohio River Valley, along the Mississippi, in Florida and elsewhere chiefs, combatants, battles and skirmishes, massacres, captives, and the aftermaths, including.
Early skirmishes at Massachusetts Bay. The War with the Eastern Indians. The French and Indian Wars. Early hostilities at Jamestown, Virginia.
The French war with the Natchez. Border Wars of the American Revolution. Drake spent years gathering information from numerous early sources (as Americas first antiquarian bookseller he was no doubt well equipped for the task). A former editor of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, he relates the lives of a great many Indian leaders in a clear and concise manner.He concentrates on supplying as many facts as possible and avoiding the verbosity found in many other books of the period. Also featured near the front of the book is a six-page Alphabetical Enumeration of the Indian Tribes and Nations of America, complete with the tribes locations and approximate size. Not only is it an important resource of historical information, but its also fascinating and easy -- to read. Drake approached the work as a series of related profiles in which the larger stories of conflicts are told through discussions of the lives of the Indians involved.
This unique construction of the book means that you can start at the beginning, middle or towards the end. You can read it topically rather than chronologically, based on which period or war you are interested in. And whether you read for ten minutes or several hours, you will come away satisfied no matter where you stop. (My own copy of this book has a profusion of Post-It notes poking out of the top to mark vital passages). There is simply too much detailed information in this book for me to properly summarize the Contents.Instead, I have done my best to create an overview that gives you a decent (but by no means complete) idea of the wealth of history waiting to be enjoyed in these pages. Keep in mind, this is a bare bones summary there are HUNDREDS of pages of history here, with literally THOUSANDS of references. BOOK TWO BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF THE NORTHERN OR NEW ENGLAND INDIANS. Conduct of the early voyagers towards the Indians Arrival and first proceedings of the English who settled at Plimoth or Plymouth Massachusetts Their first discovery of Indians Their first battle with them Samoset Squanto Massasoit Iyanough Aspinet Caunbitant Hobomok The Squaw Sachem of Massachusetts Some account of the Massachusetts tribe Geography of their country Chikataubut Wampatuck and his war with the Mohawks Masconomo Small pox distresses the Indians The great nation of the Narragansett tribe of Rhode Island Geography of their country Narragansett sachems Canonicus and Miantonomo Aids the English in destroying the Pequots Sells Rhode Island Miantonomos difficulties with the English His war with Uncas of the Mohegans His capture and death Circumstances of Miantonomos execution Participation of the whites therein Ninigret Mohegan controversy The English prepare for war Affair of Cuttaquin and Uncas Ninigret accused of a plot with the Dutch Complaints brought against Pessacus Pessacus killed by the Mohawks Uncas, his character and connections Uncas assists in destroying the Pequots Mohegan language Uncas defended by the English Neetmok Of the Pequot Nation Geography of their country Sassacus, the first Pequot chief The Pequot War Cause of it Pequot depredations Canonicus and Miantonomo accused of harboring fugitive Pequots Of the Praying or Christian Indians in New England Difficult to Christianize Labors of John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians Wauban the first Christian sagamore Indian laws Uncas protests the attempted conversion of his people Ninigret refuses missionaries.
BOOK THREE BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF THE NEW ENGLAND INDIANS, CONTINUED KING PHILIPS WAR THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS. The life of Alexander, alias Wamsutta, son of Massasoit, brother of Philip, and sachem of the Wampanoag tribe Events which led to King Philips War Death of Alexander Weetamoo his wife Early events in her life John Sassamon, Indian schoolmaster Becomes a Christian Sassamon discovers the plot of Philip Sassamon murdered Proceedings against the murderers The murderers condemned and executed The life of King Philip Philips real name The name of Philips wife Makes frequent sales of his lands Account of them His first treaty at Plymouth Expedition to Nantucket Events of 1671 Begins the War of 1675 First acts of hostility Swamp fight at Pocasset Philip narrowly escapes Is pursued by Oneko Fight at Rehoboth Plain Cuts off a company of English under Captain Beers Incidents Fight at Sugar Loaf Hill Destruction of Capt.
Francis Indians Rogers expedition against them Arnolds expedition The modern Penobscots Captain Francis Susup murders an Englishman Specimen of the Penobscot language Blind Will killed by the Mohawks Assacumbuit attacks and burns Haverhill His death. BOOK FOUR BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF THE SOUTHERN INDIANS. BOOK FIVE BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF THE IROQUOIS OR FIVE NATIONS, AND OTHER NEIGHBORING TRIBES OF THE WEST.Remember folks, this is an 1837 original. This book is years 184 years old. Please be sure to add me to your List of Favorite Sellers. Don't miss out on any of my latest listings. NEETMOK BOOKS IS A REGISTERED MEMBER OF EBAYS VERO PROGRAM. When you prepare your listings you generally should use only material text, photographs, etc. And trademarks/names that you created or own yourself or licensed from the owners.
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