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406. [NATIVE AMERICANS: INDIAN WARS]. Lot of 29 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:
BODE, E. A. A Dose of Frontier Soldiering: The
Memoirs of Corp. E. A. Bode, Frontier Regular Infantry,
1877-1882. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
Cloth. Mint copy in d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: Fine military memoirs by an enlisted frontier regular, with much on Indians of the Southwest, forts, cowboys, etc.
BOURKE, John G. Mackenzies Last Fight
with the Cheyennes: A Winter Campaign in Wyoming and
Montana. Bellvue: Old Army Press, . Frontispiece
portrait, illustrations, facsimiles, and with double-page
illustration in color. Cloth, gilt. Issued without a
A facsimile printing from an article by Bourke in the "Journal of the Military Service Institution," published at Governors Island, N.Y., 1890. With new material added.
BRIMLOW, George F. Cavalryman Out of the
West: Life of General William Carey Brown. Caldwell:
Caxton, 1944. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Cloth.
Fine in d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: Fine military biography of the forty-five year army career of General Brown, including his cadet days at West Point, the Bannock Indian War of 1878, the last campaign against the Sioux, his duty in Arizona, the Spanish American War, and the Pershing Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa.
BROWN, D. Alexander. The Galvanized Yankees.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, .
Illustrations, endpaper maps. Cloth. Very fine in fine
First edition. Pingenot: The story of some 6,000 soldiers of the Confederate States of America who were recruited from Union prison camps in the North to fight the Indians in the West. They exchanged uniforms on the condition they would not be sent South to fight their former comrades. Formed into six regiments, the Galvanized Yankees, as they became known, wrote a proud record as they fought Indians, guarded survey parties, escorted supply trains, rebuilt telegraph lines, and manned lonely frontier forts and outposts.
BROWN, Dee. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An
Indian History of the American West. New York: Holt,
Rinehart & Winston, . Photographic illustrations.
Original two-color cloth. Very good in good to very good
First edition. Pingenot: Account of the plunder of the American Indians during the second half of the nineteenth century, by battle, massacre and treaty, in their own words and from their point of view, with 49 photographs of the great chiefs, their wives and warriors.
BROWN, Fred R. History of the Ninth U.S.
Infantry 1799-1909. Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Co.,
1909. Frontispiece battle flags in color, illustrations,
maps (some folding). Large 8vo, original half-morocco and
cloth, gilt. Light wear, else very good.
First edition. Not in Howes, Eberstadt, Decker, or Graff. Tutorow 3319: "Chapter 2 deals with the Mexican War period." Like most regimental histories, this was printed in a very small edition and is very scarce. Pingenot: The 9th Infantry was first organized in 1798 and throughout its life it had three reorganizations. This fine regimental history includes its battles on the Niagara frontier, the Battle of Lundys Lane, Battle of Fort Erie, the expedition to Vera Cruz in 1847 and the Mexican War battles of Cerro Gordo and Churubusco. The regiment was disbanded following the War with Mexico and was then reorganized for the fourth time for the Civil War. Post war action included service against Indians on the Pacific coast, action in the Black Hills, Big Horn, Powder River, and gathering information on the death of Crazy Horse. The regiment was later transferred to the southwest where it served in Arizona and New Mexico. In the Spanish American War, the 9th participated in the fight for San Juan Hill.
BRUCE, Robert. The Fighting Norths and Pawnee
Scouts: Narratives and Reminiscences of Military Service on
the Old Frontier. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical
Society, . Photographs, maps. Small folio. Stiff
pictorial wrappers. Near fine.
First edition. Pingenot: The military careers of Frank and Luther North, who organized and commanded the Pawnee Scouts Battalion, and based on correspondence with Captain Luther North 1929-1932. Contains photographs, correspondence, maps, detailed accounts of the Massacre Canon Fight of 1873, the Plum Creek Fight of 1867, the Dull Knife Fight and others. Included is a photo of Red Cloud, dated October, 1876, after he had been taken prisoner, plus pictures of many other chiefs and scouts.
CARTER, Robert G. The Old Sergeants
Story: Fighting Indians and Bad Men in Texas from 1870 to
1876. Bryan: J. M. Carroll & Company, 1982.
Frontispiece portrait. 4to, cloth. Very fine copy in a fine
Reprint. With a new introduction and bibliographic checklist by Byron Price.
CORBUSIER, William T. Verde to San Carlos:
Recollections of a Famous Army Surgeon and His Observant
Family on the Southwestern Frontier 1869-1886. Tucson:
Dale Stuart King, . Frontispiece portrait,
illustrations, map. Original blue suede cloth over gold
boards (to simulate dress uniform of the nineteenth-century
army), gilt title on spine and cover. Mint in
First edition, limited edition (#2 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author). See Thrapp, Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography I:322-23. Pingenot: A fine military biography by the youngest son (1882-1973) of Col. W. H. Corbusier, a frontier army doctor. It is based on his fathers journal and it covers the period from 1869 to 1888. Corbusier served extensively in the West; was post surgeon at Camp Verde, Arizona, 1873-75, where he accompanied a reconnaissance and scout against hostile Apaches; later served at Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D., 1878-80; then to Fort Washakie, Wyoming, for work among the Shoshone and Banncock Indians. Duty in the east was followed by service at Forts Bowie and Grant, Arizona; Fort Hays, Kansas, and Fort Lewis, Colorado.
CRESAP, Bernard. Appomattox Commander: The
Story of General E. O. C. Ord. New York: A. S. Barnes
& Company, . Frontispiece portrait,
illustrations, maps. Cloth. Very fine to mint in d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: More than just a Civil War biography, Ord had a fascinating military career spanning the 45 years from his entry into West Point in 1855 to his retirement in 1880. He served in California during the Mexican War and fought Indians in Florida, Oregon, and Washington territories. As commander in Texas in the late 1870s, Ord skillfully confronted lawlessness and Indian marauders to bring stability to the Rio Grande frontier.
[DANIELS, Arthur M.]. A Journal of
Sibleys Indian Expedition During the Summer of
1863...By a Soldier in Company "H" 6th Regiment.
Minneapolis: James D. Thueson, 1980. Plates, endpaper
maps. 12mo, original red cloth, gilt. Mint.
Reprint of the exceedingly rare Winona, 1864 printing, limited edition (300 copies). Howes D56. Graff 1000.
DOWNEY, Fairfax. Indian Wars of the U.S. Army
1776-1865. Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1963.
Illustrations. Cloth in d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: Covers and describes bitter, significant, seldom-covered wars and battles prior to the Civil War, taking some of the young nations finest military minds to cope with the severe problemIndian battles that helped to establish the reputations of three presidents.
DOWNEY, Fairfax. Indian-Fighting Army. New
York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1941. Illustrated from
drawings by Frederic Remington, Charles Schreyvogel, and R.
F. Zogbaum. Original cloth. Very good age-darkened
pictorial d.j. with some wear. Former owners name on
front free endpaper.
First edition. Harvard Guide to American History, p. 413. Pingenot: The epic story that began in 1865, following the Civil War, and continued actively until 1890 when the defeat of the Sioux at the Battle of Wounded Knee broke the last organized Indian resistance.
EMMITT, Robert. The Last War Trail: The Utes
and the Settlement of Colorado. Norman: University of
Oklahoma Press, . Drawings by Bettina Steinke.
Original pictorial cloth. Fine in a near fine d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: A classic account of Indian-white conflict, laid in the mountains of Colorado, three years after the disaster on the Little Bighorn. It is the story of the Meeker Massacre and the Ute War of 1879, told movingly and with a wealth of detail.
FINERTY, John F. War-Path and Bivouac, or the Conquest of the Sioux; A Narrative of Stirring Personal Experiences and Adventures in the Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition of 1876.... Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry, 1890. Brown cloth, stamped in black and gilt.
HOWBERT, Irving. Memories of a Lifetime in the Pikes Peak Region. New York: G. P. Putnams Sons, 1925. Cloth. Chipped d.j.
LECKIE, William H. The Military Conquest of the
Southern Plains. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press,
. Illustrations. Original cloth. Fine overall in
First edition. Military historian Edward S. Wallaces review copy with his type-written review laid in.
MACKENZIE, Ranald S. Ranald S. Mackenzies Official Correspondence Relating to Texas, 1871-1873. Lubbock: West Texas Museum Association, 1967. 8vo, cloth. Fine in d.j. First vol. only.
MAZZANOVICH, Anton. Trailing Geronimo. Los
Angeles: Gem Publishing Company, 1926. Photographic
illustrations. Original cloth with gilt title on spine.
First edition. Adams, Guns 1470: "Mentions the Earps, Doc. Holiday, and the Clantons." Harvard Guide to American History, p. 414. Rader 2372. Pingenot: Mazzanovich served in the Army in California, re-enlisted in the 6th Cavalry and served in Arizona and New Mexico, 1881-82, and participated in the campaign against Geronimo. Later he served with the 21st Infantry. Much on the Apache scouts. The photographs are the best part of the book.
PELZER, Louis. Marches of the Dragoons in the
Mississippi Valley: An Account of...the First Regiment
United States Dragoons ...Between the Years 1833 and
1850. Iowa City: State Historical Society of Iowa,
1917. Original patterned cloth. Very fine copy.
First edition. Howes P188. Rittenhouse 459: "One of the best sources on general history of the Dragoons, cited by all authoritative writers on the subject. Chapter VI describes the expedition of the Dragoons to the Rocky Mountains in 1835." Tutorow 3311: "Chapters 14-15 deal with the marches of the Army of the West and the journey to California. An appendix contains Captain Nathan Boones journal."
SANFORD, George B. Fighting Rebels and
Redskins: Experiences in Army Life of Colonel George B.
Sanford, 1861-1892. Norman: University of Oklahoma
Press, . Color frontispiece, illustrations, maps.
8vo, cloth. Fine in fine d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: The author, a professional soldier, served four years as a Union cavalry officer in the Civil War, and then for twenty-five years on the western frontier, where he became one of the famed Indian fighters of his generation. Sanford saw action in the apache Wars in Arizona, the Nez Percé War, the Bannock War, and the Sioux uprising in 1890-91.
SCHMITT, Martin F. and Dee Brown. Fighting
Indians of the West. New York: Charles Scribners
Sons, 1948. 270 photographs, sketches, and paintings,
endpaper maps. 4to, original pictorial cloth. Very good in
very good d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: Photographs, brought together from many sources, present the most comprehensive pictorial record of the chiefs, the scouts, the historic Army posts, battles and skirmishes, from Red Clouds attack on Fort Phil Kearney in 1866 down to the day of final tragedy at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, December 29, 1890.
SMITH, Sherry L. Sagebrush Soldier: Private
William Earl Smiths View of the Sioux War of 1876.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, .
Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Cloth, gilt title on
backstrip. Mint in d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: An account of military life during the Indian Wars in the late nineteenth-century West. Private William Earl Smith, the great grandfather of the author, describes daily camp life, battle scenes, and the behavior of famous men such as Ranald Mackenzie and George Crook. The author fleshes out this unique narrative with additional views by both red and white participants, and with detailed, informative annotations.
THOMPSON, William. Reminiscences of a Pioneer.
San Francisco: 1912. Photographic illustrations.
Original cloth with title on front cover. Very fine
First edition. Cowan, p. 637. Graff 4138. Smith 10204. Pingenot: Authors experiences during the first winter in the Willamette Valley along with the Indian outbreak of 1855. His first newspaper adventure, history of the Modoc Indians; battle in the Lava Beds (Capt. Jack), the Great Bannock War, vigilantes, etc.
UTLEY, Robert M. Frontier Regulars: The United
States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891. New York:
Macmillan, 1973. Illustrations, maps. Cloth. Fine in fine
First edition. Pingenot: Following Frontiersmen in Blue, this sweeping chronicle covers the Armys late nineteenth-century drive to subdue the Indians.
UTLEY, Robert M. Frontiersmen in Blue: The
United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865. New York:
Macmillan, 1967. Illustrations, maps. Cloth. Very fine in
First edition. Pingenot: Comprehensive history of the achievements and failures of the U.S. Regular and Volunteer Armies that confronted the Indian tribes of the West in the two decades between the Mexican War and the close of the Civil War. Scarce in the 1st edition.
WALLACE, Ernest. Ranald S. Mackenzie on the
Texas Frontier. Lubbock: West Texas Museum Association,
1964. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations, maps. Cloth.
Very fine in a near fine d.j.
First edition. Basic Texas Books 25n. Pingenot: An excellent study of Mackenzies Indian-fighting years in Texas.
WERNER, Herman. On the Western Frontier with
the United States Cavalry Fifty Years Ago. N.p.,
. Frontispiece. Original stiff printed wrappers. Very
First edition. Graff 4592. Howes W259. Pingenot: A first-hand account by a participant in the Modoc Indian War in 1881. The author also relates experiences in Montana among the Blackfeet and Assinniboines during the 1880s. Includes an account of a successful buffalo hunt by the Blackfeet.
WILLIAMS, Clayton. Never Again. San
Antonio: Naylor Company, 1969. Plates, endpaper maps. 3
vols., cloth. Fine in d.j.s and publishers
First edition. Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 290: "A detailed and surprisingly good overview of West Texas frontier problems, with considerable attention to the Coahuiltecans and Jumanos during the Spanish colonial period, and the Comanche during the 19th century." Pingenot: An overlooked source for U.S. Army activities in Texas between the Mexican War and the Civil War.