LIFE OF ALFRED B. MEACHAM Together with His Lecture The Tragedy of the Lava Beds. T. A. Bland.
LIFE OF ALFRED B. MEACHAM Together with His Lecture The Tragedy of the Lava Beds.

LIFE OF ALFRED B. MEACHAM Together with His Lecture The Tragedy of the Lava Beds.

Washington, DC: T.A. & M.C. Bland, Publishers, 1883. First edition. 8vo. 30; [2], 48 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Meacham, and seven wood engraved plates. Pebbled brown cloth lettered on front cover in gilt. Cloth worn through on corners and spine ends, flecked (particularly the front board). Dampstain on the frontis. A good copy. Alfred B. Meacham was Superintendent for Indian Affairs of Northern California and Southern Oregon during the period of strife between settlers and Indians in the region. He was the principal peace negotiator during the “Modoc War” of 1872-73 and was wounded by Modoc Chief Captain Jack during the ambush at the Peace Tent. SOLIDAY: 1290 COWAN, p.20: “These two works were issued together. Col. Meacham was a survivor of the massacre by the Modoc Indians under Capt. Jack . . . Meacham was desperately wounded but after recovery he traveled extensively delivering his lecture many times. Although a victim of their treachery, Meacham shows the Modocs were suffering under great injuries and injustice inflicted upon them by the whites." Item #64518

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