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The Treaty Of Medicine Lodge. The Story Of The Great Treaty Council As Told By Eyewitnesses DOUGLAS C. JONES

The Treaty Of Medicine Lodge. The Story Of The Great Treaty Council As Told By Eyewitnesses


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Publication: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966, Norman

First edition. 8vo. Inscribed on the half title page: "To Blake Kellogg / I've added a few friends / Another way to say - Best Wishes / Madison, Wisc 1973." Above the inscription is a color drawing of a shield, quiver of arrows, and bow. Blake Kellogg was the former WKOW anchor in Madison and laid-in is his picture and announcement of his death. On the dedication page is another color drawing of an Indian warrior on horseback. Laid-in are two photographs, one is of the author and the other a sketch of Custer done for the author's other book "The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer." Black cloth, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, xv [blank], 237 pp., preface, illustrated, portraits, map, bibliography, index. Accounts of the signing of the treaty and its affects. Douglas Jones, an army officer, tells the story of the negotiations that led to the Treaty of Medicine Lodge, primarily through the eyes of the newspapermen who were present. The negotiations were conducted by the peace commission appointed in 1867 to solve the Indian problem on the Western Plains. The peace commission was comprised of Senator John B. Henderson, Commissioner of Indian Affairs N.G. Taylor and General William T. Sherman. Altogether, nine newspapermen, including Henry M. Stanley, accompanied the peace commission to Medicine Lodge Creek in south central Kansas to report the negotiations with the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanches, and Kiowas. Among the newspapers represented were the New York Herald, the Chicago Times, the Chicago Tribune, two Cincinnati papers, and two from St. Louis. Harper’s Weekly and Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly were each represented by artists. Tiny bump to bottom edge of the front cover else a fine bright copy in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket with a few light rubs to the spine.

Inventory Number: 51060