The Cornplanter Memorial: An Historical Sketch of Gy-ant-wa-chia- The Cornplanter, and of the Six Nations of Indians
Place Published: Harrisburg, PA.
Publisher: Singerly & Myers, State Printers
Date Published: 1867
Edition: First edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 19443
115pp. Octavo [22 cm] 3/4 brown leather with speckled paper covered boards, raised bands, and a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good. The covers are heavily rubbed. The endsheets are darkened along the edges. The front pastedown has a contemporary owner's name and brief notation. The title page also has a contemporary owner's name in small pen.
With a map at the front. It is stated in the introductory remarks, with regards to Cornplanter, "Immediately upon the close of the Revolutionary war he became the fast friend of the white man and the government. Satisfied that his nation had been fraudulently decoyed into alliance with the British during the war, and basely betrayed by their allies at its close, he hastened to repair the wrong, by giving all his influence and energies to the inauguration of a peace between the United States and the Six Nations, of which he was then a distinguished Chief."