MA-KA-TAI-ME-SHE-KIA-KIAK; OR, BLACK HAWK, AND SCENES IN THE WEST: A NATIONAL POEM, IN SIX CANTOS; EMBRACING AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF THIS CELEBRATED CHIEFTAIN, THE BLACK HAWK WAR, A LEGEND OF THE ILLINOIS TRIBE OF INDIANS, SHOWING THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY BECAME EXTINCT, A SUCCINCT DESCRIPTION OF THE WISCONSIN AND LAKE SUPERIOR COUNTRIES, AND THEIR RICH MINERALS, THE MASSACRE OF CHICAGO, AND OTHER DEEPLY INTERESTING SCENES IN THE WEST, by a Western Tourist.

NY: Edward Kearny, 1848. First edition. 12mo. 299 pp. Frontispiece portrait, extra engraved title page (name torn from upper margin). Sabin 82461. A book length poem based on the author's THE HISTORY OF BLACK HAWK (Milwaukee, 1846). Original gilt-stamped cloth (faded), gilt title on spine; foxed, else a very good copy. Item #43059

Price: $150.00

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