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Remarks on the Practicality of Indian Reform, 1829  

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Remarks on the Practicality of Indian Reform, Embracing Their Colonization; with an Appendix.

McCoy, Isaac

New York

Gray and Bunce



72 pp. (8vo) 21x13 cm (8½x5x¼"), bound pages removed from larger volume, remnants of binding remaining. Second Edition.

Second Edition, following the first of 1827 and adding an appendix. This work was the first publication of the tireless western Indian missionary, Isaac McCoy. McCoy suggests that all the area west of Missouri, southwest of the Missouri River, and north of the then boundary with Mexico at the Arkansas, become an Indian territory. In the appendix McCoy gives his vision of the character and qualities of the proposed missions. "One of the earliest suggestions for a reservation on which to colonize and educate western Indians" - Howes. Neither Graff nor Field note this second edition, and either edition of this work is scarce. Howes M70, "aa." Sabin 43113. American Imprints 39355.

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Light rippling, light foxing throughout; very good.

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