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1836 1st ed Elkswatawa Native American INDIANS Slaves Tippecanoe James French

James Strange French was a 19th-century American author known for his works of historical fiction, writing on topics such as the Nat Turner Slave Rebellion, life of Davy Crockett, and Tecumseh’s War. His book ‘Elkswatawa’ is a romance novel portraying Native American Indians in a positive light. It was set during the Battle of Tippecanoe during Tecumseh’s War, but the main focus of the work was French’s attitude toward the treatment of slaves and Native Americans. This work caused a stir among other American writers including Edgar Allan Poe who was quite critical of ‘Elkswatawa’.

Item number: #3554

Price: $499

FRENCH, James Strange

Elkswatawa, or, The prophet of the West : a tale of the frontier.

New York : Harper, 1836. First edition.


•Collation complete with all pages: 2 volumes•References: Sabin 25864•Language: English •Binding: cloth hardcover; tight and secure•Size: ~7in X 4in (17.5cm x 10cm)•Very rare with no other example for sale worldwideOur Guarantee:

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1836 1st ed Elkswatawa Native American INDIANS Slaves

Estimate $499 - $1,000Jul 1, 2018