WI - NE - MA (The Woman - Chief) and Her People. Hon. Afred. Benjamin. 1826 - 1882. Winema Meacham, Modoc Chieftainess, 1842 - 1932. .

WI - NE - MA (The Woman - Chief) and Her People.

Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876. 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 421; Smith 6627). vi, [7] - 168 pp. Illustrated with frontis, 5 portraits & 8 plates. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 5". Original brown cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front board. Spine cloth darkend & worn, with front joint cloth splitting top 1.5". Two bookplates to front paste-down. Faint tide-line in lower margin of first few leaves. A few pages with po underlining. An About VG copy of a rare book on the subject. Item #36143

"During the 1872-3 Modoc uprising on the California-Oregon border, Winema acted as interpreter for the peace commission, saving the life of the author, who was Indian superintendent for Oregon. Meacham gives the Modoc side of the controversy." [Sloan].

ABPC shows the title last at auction in 1997, with only one prior occurence (1991).

Price: $950.00