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Pingenot Auction, Lot 407

407. [NATIVE AMERICANS: PLAINS TRIBES]. Lot of 9 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

ANDRIST, Ralph K. The Long Death: The Last Days of the Plains Indian. New York: Macmillan Company, [1964]. Illustrations, maps. Cloth. Very fine bright copy. D.j. spine faded.
First edition. Pingenot: A sweeping epic of the tragedy of the American Indian. Includes Red Cloud, Black Kettle of the Cheyennes, Generals Sheridan, Sherman and Custer, Colonel Miles, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, et al. Also immortalizes the unsung heroes of the Great Plains: Private Sturgis, the West’s Paul Revere, who rode 125 miles in 18 hours, eleven-year-old Merton Eastlick who carried his baby brother to safety through fifty miles of hostile wastelands, and many other such episodes. A sad but good read!

CHIEF STANDING BEAR. My People, The Sioux. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. Illustrations. Original orange boards, embossed title on front and spine.
         First edition.

HYDE, George E. Red Cloud’s Folk: A History of the Oglala Sioux Indians. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1937. Frontispiece portrait, maps. Original linen cloth, uniformly soiled and with a few spots.
         First edition.

HYDE, George E. A Sioux Chronicle. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1956]. Illustrations, maps. Pictorial cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition.

HYDE, George E. Spotted Tail’s Folk: A History of the Brule Sioux. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1961]. Photographs. Original cloth. Near fine in lightly rubbed d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: The story of Spotted Tail, the great chief of the Brule Sioux, who saw early on that war with the white man was suicide for the Indians. He employed every bit of statecraft in trying to compel the U.S. Government to live by its own treaties, but his murder in 1881 left the Indians virtually leaderless. A companion work to the author’s Red Cloud’s Folk. Long out-of-print and scarce.

MOORHEAD, Max L. The Apache Frontier: Jacobo Ugarte and Spanish-Indian Relations in Northern New Spain, 1769-1791. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1968]. Illustrations, maps. Original cloth. Near mint in d.j.
         First edition.

NYE, Wilbur Sturtevant. Plains Indian Raiders: The Final Phases of Warfare from the Arkansas to the Red River. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1968]. Photographs by William S. Soule. Cloth. Fine in d.j.
         Third edition.

THOMAS, Alfred Barnaby (editor). The Plains Indians and New Mexico 1751-1778. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1940. Coronado Cuatro Centennial Publications, 1540-1940, Volume XI. 4to, red boards and gilt lettering on spine and front. Five actual photographs glued onto front and back endpapers, and letter from author glued on back of half-title.

WHARTON, C. R. Satanta: The Great Chief of the Kiowas and His People. Dallas: Banks Upshaw Company, 1935. Frontispiece portrait, photographic illustrations. Original red embossed cloth. Very fine in bright pictorial d.j. Autographed by the author on the front free endpaper.
         First edition. The Handbook of Texas Online (Satanta). Prucha, Indian-White Relations 8393. Rader 3622. Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 1612: "Includes chapters on the 1834 Dodge-Leavenworth Expedition, Medicine Lodge Treaty negotiations, Custer’s 1868 campaign, and the trial and imprisonment of Satanta." Pingenot: The Kiowa chief committed suicide in the State Penitentiary at Huntsville.

(9 vols.)
($225-450)