21 June 2005
STURGIS, Thomas (1846-1914). The Ute War of 1879. Why the Indian Bureau should be transferred from the Department of the Interior to the Department of War. Cheyenne, Wyo.: Leader Steam Book and Job Printing House, 1879.
8o (211 x 144 mm). 26 pages. Original salmon printed wrappers; red cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION, an important and scarce Cheyenne imprint. Sturgis gives an account of the Sioux war, the Utes, their murders and hostilities on the war-path and the outrages perpetuated against the Meeker family. Sturgis took a decidely anti-Indian stance in his work. AII Wyoming 44; Howes S-1111; Stopka Wyoming Territorial Imprints 1879.4; Streeter IV:2197 ("an argument from the only-good-Indian-is-a-dead-Indian point of view").
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