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Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak or Black Hawk,

[BLACK HAWK]

embracing the tradition of his nation - Indian wars in which he has been engaged - Cause of joining the British in their late war with America, and its history - Description of the Rock-River village - Manners and customs - Encroachments by the Whites, contrary to treaty - Removal from his village in 1831. With an account of the cause and general history of the late war, his surrender and confinement at Jefferson Barbacks, and travels through the United States. Dictated by himself. J.B. Patterson, of Rock Island, Ill. Editor and Proprietor. Boston, Russell, Odiorne & Metcalf, 1834, petit in-8, perc. bleue, étiquette de papier avec titre imprimé au dos [Rel. de l'éditeur], très lég. frottée, qq. piqûres. Portrait, 2 ff.n.ch., pp. [5] à 155, 1 f. blanc. Sabin 5675. Howes P/120. Seconde édition. La première a paru à Cincinnati en 1833. Il existe un autre tirage de Boston, 1855, à l'adresse de Abbott: la collation est identique à celle de notre exemplaire, mais le portrait est différent. Cf. Howes. Sur la vie de Black Hawk, chef de guerre des Indiens Sauk (1767-1838), voir Dictionary of American Biography II, 313-314, qui affirme que cette autobiographie, dictée à un journaliste de l'Illinois, J.B. Patterson, "has become an American classic". Bon exemplaire. Ex-libris comte Frédéric de Pourtalès.

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