Washington: Government Printing Office, 1894. Quarto. Item #029958
683 pages. Perhaps the most important and exhaustive treatment of the American Indian in the 19th Century. While the Dawes Act (1887) was originally designed to either keep the Indian on the reservations (or else be assimilated into what they thought characterized an American), this was the most notable governmental study of the 19th Century. This extraordinary volume has been fully collated and in the original calf binding in very nice condition. All 25 maps, 152 photographs black and white, 19 chromolithographs (all with tissue guards present), 34 illustrations are present. Each of the over 200 items are noted in our records. We have compared each page on Hathitrust with the UC Berkeley copy which lacks three photographs. The copies which have come to auction have all been rebound and those who have cataloged them have obviously not performed a serious collation. Bound in original calf, [Howes D-418; Taft, Robert Artists and Illustrators of the Old West, 1850-1900; Wardwell, Allen, Native Paths American Art (2000); Taylor, Colin, The Plains Indian Woman's Dress (1997); Taylor, Colin, Native American Weapons. (2001).