Citadel Press, 1962, Paperback, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, First Thus
a Corinth paperback in the 'American Experience Series'; a complete & exact reissue of the original edition published in 1871 including all the original b/w. illustrations; "Travelling to Idaho with an emigrant train from her home in Kansas, the nineteen-year-old Mrs. Kelly was captured west of Fort Laramie by a band of Oglala Sioux on July 12, 1864, and held prisoner until December 12 of that year, when she was released at Fort Sully in the Dakota Territory. Her book is clearly one of the most distinguished examples of the last period of the captivity narrative. Fanny Kelly's narrative is valuable not only because it is an intrinsically exciting firsthand account, rich in details of Indian life, told by a brave and intelligent woman; it is especially valuable because it expresses the tension between two conflicting nineteenth-century images: the Indian as savage aggressor and the Indian as hapless victim— a tension which illustrate the uneasy mingling of hostility and guilt central to the whole American Frontier experience." previous owner's ink signature on pre-title page; a tight, clean copy; 285 pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Biography & Autobiography; Anthropology; Native Americans; United States; 19th century; Indigenous Cultures. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: PLG00047.