Tahlequah, I. T. National Advocate print. 1881. 1st edition thus (cf Hargrett 41). LIMITED to 1000 copies. ASSOCIATION COPY. 370, vi pp [for ideal copy]. PLEASE NOTE: this copy lacking 11 leaves, including the title leaf. 9" x 5-1/2". Half-bound with pebbled leather spine and tips, leather boards. Gilt stamped lettering to spine. IMPERFECT COPY, with title, etc from Hargrett. Severe chipping to spine ends, rubbing and soiling to boards. Slight lean to spine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Missing title leaf and 10 pages following p. 366. Light soiling throughout text, p. 230 torn with loss. Bookplate. A Poor - Fair copy only. Item #37754
J. B. Milam's copy, with his bookplate. Milam the first Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation appointed by a U.S. President since tribal government had been dissolved before Oklahoma Statehood in 1907. He was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941, who reappointed him in 1942 and 1943; he was reappointed by President Harry S. Truman in 1948. He died while in office in 1949. [Wiki].