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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) M’Conkey, Harriet E. Bishop.

Dakota War Whoop; or,

Indian Massacres and War in Minnesota.

Photograph of General Sibley mounted to

frontispiece, 5 engraved plates. vii, [13]-304 pages. 12mo, publisher’s cloth, worn, rebacked

with portion of original backstrip laid down, original endpapers retained; foxing, damp-

staining, minor edge wear.

St. Paul, MN, 1863




“An eyewitness account of the Sioux attacks on Minnesota settlers”—Streeter sale

III:1974. Graff 2578; Howes M58 (“aa”); Minnesota Imprints 487; Sabin 43085.


(AMERICAN INDIANS.) McKenney, Thomas L.; and Hall, James.

History of

the Indian Tribes of North America, Volume II.

11 (of 48) hand-colored litho-

graphed plates. 158, [3] (of 237) pages.Volume II only (of 3). Folio, contemporary





binding, worn, boards detached; moderate foxing throughout, final blanks detached, plates

fairly clean, several early paper repairs.

Philadelphia, 1838




with first-state title page. McKenney compiled this set after serving as the United

States Superintendent of Indian Affairs through 1830. It is most famous for its lithographs after the

work of Charles Bird King, who was commissioned to paint portraits of American Indian delegates

visiting Washington from 1821 to 1830. “The most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed”—

Howes M129.

The work was initially issued in 20 parts, with parts 9 through 16 intended to be bound in the sec-

ond volume; this volume contains only parts 9 through 13, with only 11 of the 30 plates issued in

those parts (plate list and collation notes available upon request). Reese, American Color Plate Books

24; BAL 6934.