Boston & New York: Cupples, Upham & Co. / G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1883. First Edition. Attractive copy of this important 19th century Nevada book, and a key history of the Piute tribe and its dealings with European Americans. Hopkins (1844-1891) was the daughter of a Piute chief, an author, educator who tirelessly lectured to raise awareness about the injustices against Native Americans. Her memoir, among the earliest written by a Native American woman, provides "extensive information about pre-White northern Paiute culture, the types of foods, marriage, and other social practices, as well as political leadership" (Paher 888). Graff 1950. Item #4274
12mo. (19cm); emerald green cloth, with titles and decorative border stamped in gilt and black on spine and covers; ,5-268pp. Light wear to spine ends and corner tips, hint of sunning to spine, mild offsetting to front endpapers, with a hint of dust-soil to text edges; hinges sound; Near Fine. Edited by Mrs. Horace Mann.