Dahcotah: Or, Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling
Afton Historical Society Press, Sep 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 197 pages
First Published in 1849, "Dahcotah"; or, Life and Legends of the Sioux presents an unparalleled glimpse into Sioux (Dakota) customs and manners by a writer who had the advantage of long-term residency among the Indians. The wife of army officer and illustrator Seth Eastman, Mary Eastman gathered the material for this book during their seven years at Fort Snelling in what became Minnesota Territory. Illustrated with watercolor drawings from Seth Eastman's frontier portfolio, this new edition of a celebrated classic is a feast for the eyes.
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