Annals of the Minnesota Historical Society. Second edition.

Saint Paul: James M. Goodhue, 1850. Second edition, with the additional "Description of Minnesota" on pp. 29-32 by congressional representative Henry H. Sibley, not included in the first edition of the same year; 8vo, 32pp., original yellow printed wrappers; wrappers curled and soiled, some chipping and edge creases; a good copy of an early piece of Minnesota printing, done by Minnesota's first printer, and in only the second year of printing in the newly organized territory. Includes the original Act to Incorporate, Constitution, By-Laws, list of members, and the text of an address by Minnesota's first historian, the Rev. Edward D.Neil, concluding with the words, "As the second edition of the Annals is going through the press, the news is received that a party of Dakotas from Kaposia and Red Wing villages, have made an attack on some unsuspecting Ojibwas, and taken a boy as a captive, and fourteen scalps. Upon their return they danced the scalp-dance in the streets of Stillwater. The captive being placed in the center of the ring formed by the dancers, the reeking scalps of his relatives were occasionally shaken in his face." This copy with the scrawled signature of Prof. W.M. Mathers, Columbus, Ohio on the front cover. Martin, Minnesota Imprints, no. 23. Item #14634

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