VICTOR, Frances Fuller (1826-1902)
The Early Indian Wars of Oregon, Compiled from the Oregon Archives and other Original Sources with Muster Rolls Important Historical Compilation of the History of Early Wars with Northwest Native Americans
"The author, one of the best Northwest historical writers, was commissioned by the Oregon legislature to record the history of the early wars with the Indians of the Northwest. Set forth in detail are the causes, the events, and the records of the Cayuse War, the Rogue River Wars, and the Yakima War that occurred during the first ten years of the Oregon Territory. The last 200 pages set forth the detailed muster rolls for each of the three wars, presenting the names of the soldiers and officers, their rank andmcompanies, and the dates of service" (Tweney 79).
Neatly affixed to the front pastedown of this copy is the printed text of an Oregon Senate resolution ordering that up to 100 copies of this book be given by the Secretary of State to the Grand Commander of the Indian War Veterans of the North Pacific Coast so that veterans may provide corrections and additions, and "material may thus be gathered while these men live, who made history, that justice may be done to the pioneers and veterans that the whole state of Oregon will in years after be proud of." Frank C. Baker, State Printer, Salem, Oregon, 1894. First Edition. 719 pages including index. Original half calf and black pebbled cloth with red and black spine labels. Spine expertly re-backed preserving both of the original spine labels. Light wear to the leather internally clean and sound. Provenance: N.O. Caldwell written on top of front pastedown. Near fine.
Howes V-88, Smith 10548.
Most Presentable First Edition Capturing the State’s Viewpoint of the Indian Wars