Barre, Massachusetts: Imprint Society, 1972. McKenney. Reprint of 1827 edition. No Limitation number: Out of Series that was 1950 copies. Leather over boards. Quarto (10 1/2" x 7" x 1 3/4"), green quarter leather with gold stamping on spine over light green buckram-over- Reprint No Limitation number / Out of Seriesboards, Introduction by Herman J. Viola; illustrated with frontispiece color portrait of a Chppeway Chief and 29 color and B&W plates; vocabulary of Chippeway language; golden endpapers, vii, [viii] + 414 pages +  Blanks +  Limitation. Slipcase: Cardboard with image of a Chippeway Chief laid down on front plus black label on spine. Weight: 3 lbs. 5 oz. Fine / None: Slipcase: Very Good. Item #7015
Thomas Loraine McKenney (1785 – 1859) was a United States official who served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs (later the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1824–1830. His most important work was the History of the Indian Tribes of North America, With Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs (2-3 Vols., 1836-1844).
McKenney was an advocate of the American Indian “civilization” program, becoming 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.”
Volume is in FINE condition: Tight, bright, clean. No markings by previous owners. Plates are bright and unfoxed. Slipcase is solid with slight separation of pastedown illustration's edges; slight edgewear; and a bump visible near the base of its spine. The original 1827 edition is Howes #130 and Sabin #43407.