1823 1ed Expedition to Rocky Mountains INDIANS Sioux TORTURE Rituals Long James

JAMES, Edwin; LONG, Stephen

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An exceedingly rare and valuable first edition of Stephen Long and Edwin James’s “Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains”. It is now considered one of the best sources of information on the Plains Indians from the early 19th-century. See reference notes below.

 

According to Larned,

“a detailed narrative of the expedition through [the Midwest with] several supplementary chapters on scientific subjects, including geology and geography: but the chief interest attaches to the descriptions of the condition of the Mississippi Valley and Western plains and their Indian occupants in early days.”

 

Per Field,

“In all of Major Long’s explorations, the natives of the territories received the largest share of his attention… Konza nation, Otois, Missouries, Ioways, Pawnees – Sioux & Omahaw Indians. Account of the Omahaws manners, customs & Religious rites. History of Blackbird… Ideas of God, Superstition and expiatory Tortures… Mourning for the deceased. War, Legend… Account of the Kaskasias… observations upon the Shienne, Arapaho, Pawnee, and other tribes of the Plains.”

 

Graff adds that this work covers,

“astronomical and meteorological records, vocabulary of Indian languages…”.

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1823 1ed Expedition to Rocky Mountains INDIANS Sioux TORTURE Rituals Long James

 

An exceedingly rare and valuable first edition of Stephen Long and Edwin James’s “Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains”. It is now considered one of the best sources of information on the Plains Indians from the early 19th-century. See reference notes below.

 

According to Larned,

“a detailed narrative of the expedition through [the Midwest with] several supplementary chapters on scientific subjects, including geology and geography: but the chief interest attaches to the descriptions of the condition of the Mississippi Valley and Western plains and their Indian occupants in early days.”

 

Per Field,

“In all of Major Long’s explorations, the natives of the territories received the largest share of his attention… Konza nation, Otois, Missouries, Ioways, Pawnees – Sioux & Omahaw Indians. Account of the Omahaws manners, customs & Religious rites. History of Blackbird… Ideas of God, Superstition and expiatory Tortures… Mourning for the deceased. War, Legend… Account of the Kaskasias… observations upon the Shienne, Arapaho, Pawnee, and other tribes of the Plains.”

 

Graff adds that this work covers,

“astronomical and meteorological records, vocabulary of Indian languages…”.

 

Item number: #15906

Price: $1500

 

JAMES, Edwin; LONG, Stephen

 

Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains performed in the years 1819 and ’20, by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Sec’yof War

 

Philadelphia: H.C. Carey and I. Lea, 1823. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • 1 – [4], 503, [1]
    • 2 – [6], 442, xciii
    • Wanting supplemental atlas tome
  • References: Howes J 41; Streeter III, 1783; Larned 414; Field 948; Sabin 35682; Wagner-Camp 25; Graff 2188
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8.75in X 5.75in (22.5cm x 14.5cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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15906

Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

JAMES, Edwin; LONG, Stephen

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete