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Pingenot Auction, Lot 408

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

408. BRITTEN, Thomas A. "The Dismissal of the Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts, 1890-1914." In: Fort Concho and South Plains Journal XXIV, no. 2 (Autumn 1992): 55-57. [San Angelo: Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 1992.] 8vo, wrappers. Fine.

BRITTEN, Thomas A. The History of the Seminole Negro-Indian Scouts. A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School Hardin-Simmons University, August, 1990. 4to, brown cloth. Fine.

ESSIN, Emmett M. Shavetails & Bell Sharps: The History of the U.S. Army Mule. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997. Profusely illustrated. Cloth. Mint in d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: The dramatic story of the humble army mule in a clearly written study that is essential to understanding the logistics of the U.S. Army in its wars against America’s native tribes, as well as those larger conflicts which preceded the Army’s mechanization.

FOSTER, Laurence. Negro-Indian Relationships in the Southeast: A Thesis in Anthropology Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. New York: AMS Press, 1978. Cloth. Fine.
         First edition.

McREYNOLDS, Edwin C. The Seminoles. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1957]. Photographic illustrations, maps. Original cloth in a price-clipped but good d.j.
First edition.

MULROY, Kevin. Freedom on the Border: The Seminole Maroons in Florida, the Indian Territory, Coahuila, and Texas. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1993. Cloth. D.j.

PORTER, Kenneth. No Rain from These Clouds: Poems 1927-1945. New York: John Day Company, 1946. Cloth. D.j.

PORTER, Kenneth W. "The Seminole in Mexico, 1850-1861." In The Hispanic American Historical Review, February 1951: 1-36. Wrappers.

UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT (Franklin Pierce). Message from the President...Transmitting Information in Regard to Difficulties Between the Creek and Seminole Indians. Washington: House Executive Doc. 15, 1854. Half calf and marbled boards. Fine.
         First edition. Pingenot: Interesting report by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis on the odyssey of the Seminole and the Seminole-Negro Indians from Indian Territory to the Texas border and into Mexico because of conflicts with the Creek Indians. Included are letters from Persifer F. Smith, commanding the Department of Texas, from Franklin (opposite El Paso) and from Fort Duncan; from Col. J. Plympton, 1st Infantry, commanding, Ft. Duncan; from Lt. T. B. Holabird, 1st Infantry, who learned that the Seminoles, under their leader Wild Cat, had been formed into a military colony by the Mexican government on land near Santa Rosa (present Muzquiz, Coah.), and that a Lipan Apache band was at the head of the Las Moras; deposition by Lt. R. W. Johnson, Ft. Duncan, as from several citizens concerning these Indians. A lengthy report by Asst. Adjutant General Francis N. Page reviews the resettlement history of the Seminoles from Florida to the I.T. where they were placed among the Creek Nation. Other letters refer to Gopher John, leader of the Seminole-Negroes, "Jim Bowlegs," etc.

(9 vols.)
($125-300)