New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1865. Very Good. Item #25284
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1865. Early edition. Octavo. 354 pp. Black and white portraits and illustrations, complete. Publisher's blind-stamped green boards with gilt lettering to spine; pale orange endpapers.
Corners bumped and brief exposure along bottom edge. Binding sound and interior unmarked.
Field comments on this history: "The gloomy details of this dreadful massacre, lead us to inquire the cause of such an apparently unexplainable frenzy for slaughter..." and notes the causes that led to the conflict, as the Sioux people were "pushed back from their fertile and game-thronged hunting-grounds, to sterile lands unfrequented by the animals upon which they subsist, deluded by promises of annuities which fail to come, while their wives and children perish by famine or cold."
[Sabin 31178; Howes H378; Field 875].