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(SMET, Pierre-Jean de.) CHITTENDEN, Hiram Martin, & Alfred Talbot Richardson (eds).

Life, Letters and Travels of Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. 1801-1873.

Missionary Labors and Adventures among the Wild Tribes of the North American Indians, Embracing Minute Description of their Manners, Customs, Games, Modes of Warfare and Torture, Legends, Traditions. Edited from the Original Unpublished Manuscript, Journals, Letter Books and from his Printed Works with Historical, Geographical, Ethnological and other Notes; Also a Life of Father De Smet.

Francis P. Harper, New York , 1905 Stock Code: 40114
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Notes

First Edition. The Jesuit Father De Smet's Life provides an overview of his life and travels among Western Indian tribes from 1838-70. His journals and notes contain some of the earliest records of the life and customs of tribal life in the Northwest.

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Description

4 volumes, octavo. Original dark green vertical fine-ribbed cloth, title gilt to spines.

Illustrations

Frontispiece to each and 12 other plates, folding map in end-pocket to Volume IV.

Condition

Hinges of vols. I & IV cracking, indistinct splash mark to upper board of vol. IV, but overall a very good set.

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