Item #10692 Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians; With a Brief Account of General Sully's Indian Expedition in 1864, Braring Upon Events Occurring In My Captivity. Fanny Kelly.
Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians; With a Brief Account of General Sully's Indian Expedition in 1864, Braring Upon Events Occurring In My Captivity
Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians; With a Brief Account of General Sully's Indian Expedition in 1864, Braring Upon Events Occurring In My Captivity

Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians; With a Brief Account of General Sully's Indian Expedition in 1864, Braring Upon Events Occurring In My Captivity

Toronto: Maclear & Co, 1872. [First Canadian Edition]. hardcover. 8vo., brown pebbled cloth, frontispiece portrait, pp. 304, introduction, 12 illustrations in the text. -- Binding is light to moderately skewed, spine is worn and faded. Front endpaper has a personal book label and the pastedown has a name in large blocked calligraphy (not unattractive. Internally clean and tight. Some light foxing to the first few pages; after that very clean. -- The word baring misspelled braring in the title. -- Very scarce first Canadian edition. The World Catalog locates only one 1872 Canadian edition held by 1 library worldwide . -- Overall Condition. Good. Item #10692

"On July 12, the ill-fated party had crossed Little Box Elder Creek in Wyoming on the Oregon Trail when they encountered a large group of "about two hundred and fifty" Miniconjous and Hunkpapas, reported by Fanny Kelly to be "painted and equipped for war", led by their war chief, Ottawa, a chieftain of the Oglala band. By Kelly's account, vastly outnumbered, the immigrants tried to placate the warriors. By the one Sioux account, the Indians had gone to see the white man's "Holy Road" (the Oregon Trail) that they had heard about, met some whites, and ate and smoked with them. While they were eating, a Sioux messenger arrived, reporting that U.S. soldiers had killed some of their relatives on the Missouri River, apparently putting their heads on poles. The Sioux, agitated, then shot some of the emigrants, with Sharp, Taylor, and Franklin being killed immediately. Wakefield was seriously injured. Josiah Kelly, William Larimer, and Andy got away, while the two women and two children were taken captive. Another wagon that happened on the scene by chance sped off, at the cost of one person's life. The Sioux then proceeded to loot the five wagons".-wikipedia.

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