First edition. 8vo. Cloth, xi , 291 pp., frontis. [portrait], preface, numerous illustrations from old photos. An outstanding biography of Dr. Valentine T. McGillycuddy. In 1874, at the age of 25, McGillycuddy went West as a surgeon and engineer with a boundary survey party in Montana. Eventually making his way to the Black Hills, McGillycuddy served as a surgeon during the Sioux Wars of 1876 and was head of the Pine Ridge Agency, the largest of all Indian agencies with 9,000 Sioux Indians. McGillycuddy was present at Ft. Robinson for the killings of California Joe and Crazy Horse. Much first-hand information about Custer, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, Crook, etc. A fine, bright copy. Scarce dust jacket is lightly rubbed, very slightly sunned on spine with light wear to corners and spine ends, 2" closed tear to bottom of front panel along edge of spine and 5" closed tear or split to bottom of front panel along fore-edge.
Inventory Number: 37391