Are we not men and brethren? An address to the people of the United States, in behalf of the Indians [drop title]

New York: National Indian Aid Office, 1859. First edition, 8vo, pp. [4];. Illustrated with awood-engraved vignette at the top of page 1, and a full-page map of the U.S. on p. 4; sheets browned, some separations but without serious loss along a number of folds. Within the caption title is a large cut depicting an Indian and a white settler shaking hands in the foreground of a composite landscape above a caption, "Glad Tidings of Great Joy Unto All People." The map, highlighting the territories of Nebraska, Dacotah, Indian (Oklahoma), Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington, has been "eng[raved] for John Beeson to illustrate the Claims of the Indians."The text notes that in the accompanying map we have an exhibit of the territories out of which a domain should be secured [for Indian tribes west of the Mississippi], before any more states are set off." The text also reports the resolutions of a mass meeting held at Fanueil Hall on Oct. 9, 1859 which determined to send agents to the 'distant tribes ... to assure the Indians of friendship, and to gain correct information of their needs," and to offer a premium of $1,000 for the "best treatise" showing the plight of the Indians and a plan for their government and appropriation of their lands for their settlement. Item #53728

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