1883 Antique Plains Indian War Old West U.s. Army Chiefs Medicine Men Scalping


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1883 Antique Plains Indian War Old West U.s. Army Chiefs Medicine Men Scalping:
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OUR WILD INDIANS

Original 1883 Edition of “Our Wild Indians: Thirty-Three Years' Personal Experience among the Red Men of the Great West. A Popular account of their social life, religion, habits, traits, customs, exploits, etc. with Thrilling Adventures and Experiences on the Great Plains and in the Mountains of our Wide Frontier” by Colonel Richard Irving Dodge with an Introduction by General Sherman :: Published by A.D. Worthington: Hartford, Conn. :: Measures 6 x 9" :: Complete with 653 Pages.


GOOD (+) CONDITION: A tightly bound volume, new endpapers, solid hinges, name on front endpapers, generally clean pages throughout, cover wear as shown, complete with all pages and illustrations; overall a good solid condition example of this rare work on the Native American Indians and Military Relations.

DESCRIPTION:

RICHARD IRVING DODGE was a colonel in the United States Army who served many voyages upon the Great Plains amongst the “Wild Indians.” The Colonel was well respected by both his superiors and the locals who he dealt with. In this book, he reveals wonderful insights to both the culture, brutality and dealings with the plains Indians through fact, interaction and experience.

The Indian is dealt with the utmost truthfulness. While due to the higher standards of the day, the more graphic details of what Indians did in torturing captives is referred to as "outrages" and Dodge does credit in the honest of describing the situations.

From the preface Dodge writes:

“The greater part of the past thirty-four years of my life has been spent on the frontier in more of less direct contact with Indians. For many years past I have been most fortunately situated for such study, having been stationed directly among the wild tribes, whose characteristics have always been of most interest to me. Whenever I have found that my ideas differed from those of " an authority," I have taken the case directly to the Indians themselves. My position as commanding officer — "Big Chief" — enabled me always to get a hearing and an answer on any subject; and my well-known friendship for the race caused the Indians to give me more frank confidence than a white man usually obtains. I have thus been enabled to get at facts; to correct the errors of my previous desultory writings, as well as errors of accepted Indian "authorities." I present in this volume a detailed account of the characteristics, habits, and,— what I particularly desire to invite attention to, — a minute and careful study of the social or inner life of the wild Indian of the present day.”

The introduction to Our Wild Indians is written by prominent Civil War Union General Sherman. Dodge was Aide-De-Camp to General William Tecumseh Sherman from 1881–1882. In the introduction, Sherman writes:

“The subject-matter of your volume has dramatic interest to a large class of the American people, is fair and just in its reasoning, and liberal in its tone; and I therefore take great pleasure in recommending it to the military student and to the general reading public, as by far the best description extant of the habits, manners, customs, usages, ceremonies, etc., of the American Indian as he now is."


Our Wild Indians contains 50 thrilling chapters of Military and Indian life including:

  • Adventures Among the Commanches
  • The Language, Numbers, Habits, Etc. of the Indians of the Great West
  • Wild Life on the Plains—Indian Character, Traits, and Peculiarities
  • Indian Chiefs and Rulers—Tribal Government—How Place and Power are Won
  • Swindling and Robbing the Indians
  • The Great Mystery of Indian Medicine
  • The Medicine Chief—His Great Power and Influence
  • Secret Rites and Religious Ceremonies of the Indians
  • Hoch-E-A-Yum—the Great Medicine Dance
  • Indian Methods of Self-Torture
  • Burial of the Dead
  • Childhood and Youth—Life and Training of Indian Boys and Girls
  • Love Making in an Indian Camp
  • Indian Women—Their virtues and vices
  • Indian Names, Titles, and Epithets
  • Everyday Indian Life
  • Indian Skill and Handiwork—Occupations of Camp and Lodge
  • Trade and Barter—The victims and prey of Indian “Traders”
  • Indian Cooks and Cooking
  • The Buffalo and its Destruction
  • Clothing, Finery, and Personal Adornment of Indians
  • Disease and Death
  • Indian Gamblers—Their Games of Skill and Chance—Drunkenness
  • Indian Amusements and Sports
  • Indian Music and Musicians
  • Indian Dances
  • The Sign Language
  • Indian Chronology—Devices for Reckoning Time
  • Indian Art and Artists
  • Indian Weapons—How they are made—Skill and expertise in their use
  • Indian Drill—Signal Fires and Smokes
  • Indian Fighting—Their mode of warfare
  • Army Life on the Plains
  • Army Experiences on the Frontier—Powell’s Fight
  • General Mackenzie’s fight with the Cheyennes
  • Winter on the Plaints
  • Taking the Scalp
  • Prisoners among the Indians—Victims for the Torture
  • The Captive’s Fate—Indian Cruelty and Horrible devices of Torture
  • How Indians Travel
  • Indian Hunters
  • Domestic Animals
  • Frontiersmen—Texas Cowboys and Border Desperados
  • Border Buffalos
  • Frontier Scouts and Guides
  • The Present and Future of the Indians







































































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