Stevens Point, WI: Worzalla Publishing Co, (1929). First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Maroon pebbled cloth over boards, title and decorative border stamped in gilt onto upper board, 12mo (7-1/2 inches tall), pp. 164, map, appendices, illustrated throughout with color and B&W plates. Volume with spine ends and corners rubbed, text toned with an occasional touch of light finger soil noted, one leaf with a 0.5 cm closed tear. Author's inscription to ffep reads "Presented to Wirth Bros. / with best wishes of the author / Usher L. Burdick" - with his ink holograph corrections to text on pages 19, 80, 85, 124, & 129. The Wirth Brothers were a publishing company operating in Baltimore, Maryland and published many of Burdick's other titles, including The Last Days of Sitting Bull. Very Good Plus. Item #1726
Burdick was raised among the Sioux Indians and held many positions in the North Dakota House of Representatives in the early 1900's, became Assistant United States District Attorney for North Dakota during the Depression and was voted into the 81st and its four succeeding Congresses. The Last Battle of the Sioux Nation describes Little Big Horn and Custer's Last Stand, includes short biographies of the important players and stands as a notable contribution to Native-American history. Ref. Biographical Directory of the US Congress.
Price: $250.00 CAD other currencies