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Pingenot Auction, Lot 92

92. DODGE, Richard Irving. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years’ Personal Experience Among the Red Men of the Great West.... Hartford: A. D. Worthington & Co., 1882. 654 pp., 24 plates (6 in color). Thick 8vo, original bright gilt pictorial brown cloth. Fine bright copy.
        First edition. Introduction by Gen. W. T. Sherman, in which he says: "The best description extant of the habits, manners, customs, usages, ceremonies, etc., of the American Indian, as he now is." Graff 1114. Howes D403. Luther, High Spots of Custer 120: "Suggests that possibly Custer committed suicide." Rader 1172. Raines, p. 68: "The Texas Indians come in for a share of treatment, and some incidents occur in Texas." Saunders 2143. An important work on the Plains Indians by a sympathetic army officer.
($100-200)