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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
NY, Longmans, Green, 1934. His second book, and only novel, a novel of the American Southwest. The first modern novel by an Indian writer to deal directly with questions of "Indianness," the alienation from culture and self provoked by white men's education, and the futile attempt to become assimilated into the dominant culture. This is a review copy, with slip laid in, and a pencilled note on front flyleaf asking that the book be reviewed. Mild spine-fading; a near fine copy, lacking the dust jacket. [#003097] $250
Chicago, University of Chicago Press, (1945). Second printing of his third book, and first since his novel Sundown, published in 1934. This title is a memoir of growing up in Osage country. Inscribed by the author: "Pawhuska, Oklahoma. August 17, 1944. For ___ ___ with special pleasure and with deep appreciation of his interest. Inspired by the donor, my young friend ___ ___. John Joseph Mathews." Pawhuska was the author's home town, and thus the setting for much of this book. Mathews' first book, Wah'Kon-Tah, a history of the Osage tribe and its engagement with the white man, was a Book of the Month Club selection in 1929. This title was reissued by the University of Oklahoma Press in 1981. Small date stamp to copyright page; light wear to boards; a near fine copy in a near fine, lightly edgeworn dust jacket. [#028487] $250
Chicago, University of Chicago Press, (1945). His third book, and first since his novel, Sundown, published in 1934. A memoir of growing up in Osage country. Covers soiled and previous owner's pencil inscription; overall about very good, lacking the dust jacket. [#003892] $25