People of the First Man: Life Among the Plains Indians in Their Final Days of Glory: the Firsthand Account of Prince Maximilian's Expedition up the Missouri River, 1833-34

Thomas, Davis; Karin Ronnefeldt, eds.; Karl Bodmer, Illus.

Published by Promontory Press, New York, 1982
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Title: People of the First Man: Life Among the ...

Publisher: Promontory Press, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Edition: First edition


Very Good+ in Very Good Pictorial Dust Jacket. Artist Karl Bodmer, whose watercolors and b/w sketches are reproduced here, accompanied Maximilian's expedition, creating vivid images of Indian life and the landscape he encountered. Maximilian's monumental narrative of the journey, reprinted with new notes, is considered one of the classic early 19th century travelogues of life along the Missouri through Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Dakota, and Montana. The book deals in detail with the Mandan, Cree, Sioux, Minnetaree, Assiniboine and Gros Ventres Indians. Index. Endpapers illustrated with maps of the Great Plains. Brown cloth with gilt titling on spine. Covers lightly bumped at bottom corners, top & tail of spine shows mild sunning. Dust Jacket shows mild rubbing, light shelf wear, mild wear at top of spine, mild creasing on rear. interior is clean, crisp & bright, unmarked. Binding is tight. A nice copy. 256 pp. Approx. 10.75" x 12.5". Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Ask all questions; glad to respond. Bookseller Inventory # 500287

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