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Up River. Good Medicine Poems
Macy, Nebraska Indian Press, 1973. Poetry by a Native American author, identified as Omaha-Iowa, and grandson of a tribal chief. Inscribed by the author: "To my good friend [sic]/ Mr. & Mrs. Walter Briggs/ who had faith when others turned away/ Good medicine for you/ Frank V. Love." Signature in different ink than the inscription. Walter Briggs is listed in the Acknowledgments to the book for sharing "both his home and lovely family with me." Nebraska Indian Press seems to have been a short-lived project intended to give Native American artists and authors an opportunity to publish their works. OCLC locates only 9 copies of this work in institutional collections. Covers lightly tanned with slight foxing; very good in wrappers. [#033916] $175

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