Very Good / Very Good. Item #5664
Minneapolis: The Midwest Company, 1931. Second Printing. Octavo; [xii], 384pp. 9 photos, including frontis, and two maps, all present. Printed black and yellow dustjacket over burnt orange cloth with stamped yellow lettering with "the Caxton Printers, Ltd." imprint at tail of spine (the First Printing read "Midwest" before Caxton's buyout of the company). Jacket chipped at tail with top of Caxton imprint just still legible. Jacket otherwise shows a few small chips and tears along edges and some darkening to spine, but is intact and still crisp overall. Boards are sturdy and square with light bumps to corners and spine ends and some soiling to spine. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Interpreted autobiography of Wooden Leg, a North Cheyenne Indian who dictated his story to Thomas Bailey Marquis in Plains Indian Sign Language. His account includes recollections of childhood, explanations of Cheyenne social structure, history, and alliances, and various battles of the Great Sioux War of 1876. The book was controversial for Wooden Leg's claim that many of Custer's troops committed suicide during the Battle of Little Big Horn. [Luther 83, O'Keefe 1562].