Lot 15 of 422:
Remarks made on a Tour de Prairie du Chien, Caleb Atwater  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$360
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
Remarks made on a Tour de Prairie du Chien; thence to Washington City, in 1829
Author:
Atwater, Caleb
Place:
Columbus
Publisher:
Isaac N. Whiting
Date:
1831
Description:

iv, 296 pp. 16.7x10 cm (6¾x4"), modern blue three-quarter morocco over marbled boards. First Edition.

A minister and then a lawyer, Atwater had studied and written about the earthworks of the Hopewell and Adena Indians in Ohio. This work concentrates heavily on the tribes of Wisconsin and the Upper Mississippi River. He explores the civilization of the tribes, and includes a 'Rudiments of the Grammar of the Sioux Language,' aka the Dacota Indians.

"Atwater was one of [several] commissioners appointed to negotiate with the Indians. This treaty ceded most of the lead region in southwestern Wisconsin and northern Illinois to the U.S. for $500,000 to be paid over 30 years, plus $30,000 in goods and $20,000 in damages for intrusions by squatters." [Field 54; Howes A379]. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Rebound, spine lightly sunned; leaves lightly darkened, offsetting, small tear to title page; very good.
 
Item number:
259716
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