Afton, Minnesota: Afton Historical Society Press, 1999. Hardcover. Coral-colored cloth, with maroon title block with gilt letters on spine, and color illus. laid on front cover; ligjt gray & color illus. dust jacket with diecut rectangle on spine to reveal title; 316 pp., BW and color illus., in burgundy paper board slipcase. VG (one small dent in dj, slight scuffs to slipcase, has lavish note from former owner on first page; otherwise quite nice.). Item #153918
"Brings together forty-two little-known drawings by Euroepan artist (Johann Baptist Wengler, Fredrika Bremer, Adolph Hoeffler, and Franz Hölzlhuber), a daguerreotype, and forty artifacts collected by European travelers (including Giacomo Costantino Beltrami, Albert-Alexandre de Pourtales, and Vojta Naprstek) to illustrate aspects of the lifeways of the Dakota, Chippewa, and Winnebago peoples prior to the Indian Wars of 1862. The commentary accompanying the illustrative material makes extensive use of the written accounts of better and lesser known European observers (Frederick Marryat, Joseph N. Nicollet, Francesco Arese, F. V. Lamare-Picquot, Mortiz Wagner and Karl Scherzer, Aleksandr B. Lakier, Father Franz Pierz, and others." (dj) The historical narrative comes first, followed by the artwork and illustrations. A wonderful historic and artistic treatment.
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