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Captured By The Indians, Reminiscences Of Pioneer Life In Minnesota by  Minnie Buce Carrigan

Captured By The Indians, Reminiscences Of Pioneer Life In Minnesota

by Minnie Buce Carrigan

Second printing. Printed wrappers, 48pp. + 20[pp]. The important, first-hand narrative of the experiences of Minnie Buce Carrigan during the Sioux Uprising of 1862. On August 18, 1862, Wilhelmina "Minnie" Busse witnessed the killing of her mother and father, and 3 of her sisters by Sioux Indians at her home in Flora Township, Renville County, Minnesota. Minnie was captured by these same Indians, along with an older brother and younger sister, and held captive until being freed at Camp Release on September 26. She relates much regarding the killing of her family members and neighbors, as well as the cruelty and occasional kindness that she witnessed and experienced during her captivity among many other captive women and children. The additional 20 pages relate the graphic and tragic details of the experiences of other neighbors and their families: Emanuel Reyff, J.G. Lane, Mrs. Ienefeldt, and Justina Boelter. Due to the great rarity of the 1907 first printing, this 1912 printing was believed to be the first printing by many, including Ayer, Supplement 28 and #1715 in the Americana Collection of Herschel Jones. Small 1/2" piece missing from lower fore corner of front and rear wrapper, and some splitting to fragile wrappers at top and bottom of spine, else a very good copy of this very scarce work.

Inventory Number: 44678

$350.00