The Indian Captive a Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Matthew Brayton, in His Thirty-Four Years of Captivity Among the Indians of North-Western America. Matthew Brayton.

The Indian Captive a Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Matthew Brayton, in His Thirty-Four Years of Captivity Among the Indians of North-Western America

Fostoria, Ohio: The Gray Printing Company, 1896. Second Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Description: Brayton, Matthew. The Indian Captive. A Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Matthew Brayton, In His Thirty-four Years of Captivity Among the Indians of North-Western America. Fostoria, Ohio: The Gray Printing Company, 1896. 5 3/4" x 4 1/4". Original publisher's white boards with red imprint. [Front free endpaper leaf], [Title page], [Copyright page], [Preface], [blank], [5], 6-70, [blank leaf], [rear free endpaper leaf]. 2nd edition after the first of 1860 printed in Cleveland. In September 1825, 7 year old Matthew Brayton disappeared as a child in Northwestern Ohio and grew up believing that he was a Native American. By the age of 16, he'd been traded between several tribes, ultimately ending up with the Snakes with whom he traveled to California. He shares stories of California, Utah and Oregon, recounting the daily lives of the tribes he encountered. After learning of his real ancestry, The Cleveland Herald's publication of his story allowed him to reunite with his brother. A compelling account in presentable condition. Howes B736. Wagner-Camp 351. Graff 394. Condition: Very good, with toned pages that are unmarked and odor free. Some offsetting to pages 52 and 53 where a triangular piece of paper once laid. Tight, solid binding with boards that are rubbed and lightly soiled. Very Good. Item #59

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