MATHEWS, John Joseph
Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1932. The first book by this Osage writer, a history of his tribe and an account of life on the reservation during the tenure of its first federal Indian agent, Major Laban J. Miles, whose journal entry recounting his coming to the Osage reservation provides the book's introduction. An early book in Oklahoma's "Civilization of the American Indian" series. Inscribed by the author in 1934 "with special pleasure and deep appreciation." Sunning to spine; near fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with light edge wear. In what may have been the most prominent distribution ever for a book by a Native American writer up to this time, this title was selected by the fledgling Book-of-the-Month Club as one of its early offerings. [#025613] $350
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