Minnesota and the Far West.

Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1855. xiii, 306, 16pp, illus, folding map. Rebound in utilitarian brown cloth, bottom corner of text block bumped, clean and very good. Presentation copy inscribed by the author. Oliphant was briefly Superintendent General of Indian Affairs in Canada and made a tour of the northwestern frontier as part of his official duties. The folding map (Map of the North-Western Provinces of America Including Minnesota, 8 x 10 inches) describes his route from Toronto across Lakes Huron and Superior, into Minnesota to the headwaters of the Mississippi, down that river and across Illinois and Michigan toward home. His observations are colorful and insightful with much on the fur trade on the frontier and on the various Indian tribes he encountered. Howes O64. Item #24601

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