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Native American related collections at the WVRHC: Rare Books

Selection from the Rare Book collection

1.  Johnson, Willis. Fletcher.  Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian War of 1890-'91: a graphic account of the life of the great medicine man and chief Sitting Bull, his tragic death, story of the Sioux Nation, their manners and customs, ghost dances and messiah craze, also a very complete history of the sanguinary Indian war of 1890-'91.  Philadelphia: Edgewood Pub. Co., 1891.  Call number: E83.89 .J636 1891 

2.  Smithsonian Institution American Bureau of Ethnology.  Thirty-fifth annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology: to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1913-1914.  Report on the Kwakiutl Indians of the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 1921. Call Number: E51 .U55 1914 

3. Brownell, Charles De Wolff.  The Indian Races of North and South America: comprising an account of the principal aboriginal races; a description of their national customs, mythology, and religious ceremonies; the history of their most powerful tribes, and of their most celebrated chiefs and warriors; their intercourse and wars with the European settlers; and a great variety of anecdote and description, illustrative of personal and national character. Hartford, Conn.: Hurlbut, Kellogg & Co., American Subscription Pub. House, 1860Call Number:  E58 .B88 1860a 

4. Frost, John.  Indian Wars of the United States: From the discovery to the present time, with accounts of the origin, manners, superstitions, &c. of the aborigines; from the best authorities.  Philadelphia: Published by J. & J.L. Gihon, 1851 Call Number: E81 .F75  

5.  Morton, Samuel George.  Crania Americana, or, A comparative view of the skulls of various aboriginal nations of North and South America: to which is prefixed an essay on the varieties of the human species; illustrated by seventy-eight plates and a colored map. Philadelphia: J. Dobson, 1839.  Call number: GN90 .M89 

6.  De Hass, Wills.  History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia: embracing an account of the various expeditions in the West, previous to 1795: also, biographical sketches of ... and other distinguished actors in our border wars. Wheeling: H. Hoblitzell; Philadelphia: Printed by King & Baird, 1851.  Call Number:  975.4 D366h 

7.  Craddock, Charles Egbert.  The Story of Old Fort Loudon.  Illustrated by Ernest C. Peixotto.  NY: MacMillan, 1899.  Call Number: PS2454 .S75. 

8. Cooke, J.E.  Stories of the Old Dominion: From the Settlement to the End of the Revolution.  NY: Harper & Brothers, 1879.  Call Number: F227 .C76 1879 

9.  Cooke, John Esten.  My Lady Pokahontas. A True Relation of Virginia.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1885.  Writ by Anas Todkill, Puritan and Pilgrim. With notes by John Esten Cooke. Boston, Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1885 Call number: PS1382 .M9 1885. 

10.  Withers, Alexander Scott.  Chronicles of Border Warfare: History of the settlement by the whites, of North-Western Virginia, and of the Indian wars and massacres in that section of the StateClarksburg, Va., J. Israel, 1831.  Call Number: E81 W81 1831.  7 copies.   

11.  McKnight, Charles.  Simon Girty: "The White Savage;” A Romance of the Border.  Philadelphia: J.C. McCurdy & Co., 1880.  Call Number: PS2359.M49 S6 1880. 

12.  Morgantown High School.  Mohigan ’56Yearbook.  Call number: 373.754 M795m