Bismarck, ND: [State Historical Society of North Dakota], 1920. First Edition. Cloth. Large 8vo. Publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Deckle edge. Numerous full-page photographic plates and fold-out maps. 276 pp.
Minor rubbing to extremities. Ex-library, with a small mark on spine, bookplate, card pocket pasted on front free endpaper, and embossment on title page. Tight and clean, excellent condition.
This is a collection of first-hand accounts by indigenous scouts who served under American General Custer during his various campaigns, most notably the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn. The accounts were given orally in 1912 by the nine surviving Arikara scouts and collected here for the first time by historian Orin Grant Libby. This copy is an uncommon first edition of the oft-reprinted volume, featuring full-page photographic plates, detailed biographies, and numerous fold-out maps, all in excellent condition. Very good. Item #1658