McKENNEY, Thomas L.
Title: Sketches of a Tour of the Lakes, of the character and customs of the Chippeway Indians, and of incidents connected with the Treaty of Fond du Lac. limited edition, in slipcase
Publisher:  Imprint Society, Barrie, Massachusetts, 1972, ISBN:0876360274
Seller ID: 113048
McKENNEY, Thomas L. Sketches of a Tour of the Lakes, of the character and customs of the Chippeway Indians, and of incidents connected with the Treatyof Fond du Lac. With 29 illustrations. Barrie, Massachusetts : Imprint Soc iety, 1972. Limited Edition. Pp (6),vii-xx,(2),3-414,(6), frontispiece + 28plates. 8vo, brown leatherette spine lettered in gilt, green cloth boards. Account of events that led to the signing in August 1826 of the treaty of Fond du Lac by which the Chippewa nation acknowledged the sovereignty of the United States. Contents : Introduction by Herman J. Viola. Tour to the Lakes : To the Honourable James Barbour; To the Reader; Tour to the Lakes; Appendix : Copy of the Journal of Proceedings Under the Treaty of Fond du Lac, as noted by the Secretary; Report on the Copper Rock; Treaty between the United States of America and the Chippeway tribe of Indians; concluded August 5,1826; Vocabulary of the Algic, or Chippeway Language; References, Orthography. "Thomas Loraine McKenney (21 March 1785 – 19 February 1859) was a United States official who served as Superintendent of Indian Trade from 1824–1830. McKenny was born on March 21, 1785, in Hopewell, Maryland[disambiguation needed]. He was the oldest of five boys was raised and received his education at Chestertown, Maryland. McKenney was a Quaker which influenced his approach to interactions with Native Americans. After the abolishment of the U.S. Indian Trade program in 1822, then Secretary of War John C. Calhoun created a position without legislation within the War Department entitled Superintendent of Indian Affairs (this later became part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs). McKenney was appointed to this position and held it from1824-1830. McKenney was an advocate of the American Indian “civilization” program and became an avid promoter of Indian removal west of the Mississippi River. President Andrew Jackson dismissed McKenney from his position in 1830 when Jackson disagreed with his opinion that “the Indian was, in his intellectual and moral structure, our equal.” McKenney died in New York Cityin February 1859." (Wikipedia). Tear to top inch of spine, store sticker t o flyleaf, else very good in gold-coloured paper covered slipcase with a paper label to spine. Limited to 1950 copies, this one unnumbered. 35.00