Title: A Legend of the Coos
Author: Agnes Ruth Lockhart [Sengstacken]
Description: Brown boards stamped in gilt on front. Some toning to free endpapers. Clean and crisp. A very well preserved copy. Illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard. 36,  pp. 6.8 x 5 inches. Scarce.
A Legend of the Coos is a poem wherein an old pioneer recounts an Indian legend, which he tells to campers on a June night, under the myrtle trees on the banks of the Coos River, next to the campfire. The legend he relays concerns the fate of Nesika, the daughter of the Indian chief Millicomah. It has been arranged for her to marry the son of the chief of a neighboring tribe, but she has already fallen in love with an Umpqua hunter. Before they can elope, they are found out and the tragedy unfolds.
Agnes Ruth Lockhart Sengstacken (1859-1948) was born in Oregon to pioneer parents that had crossed the Oregon Trail in 1851. She lived for several decades in Marshfield (Coos County), Oregon and was socially prominent in the community. In 1942, she published a biography of her mother, entitled Destination, West!
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Philopolis Press
Place: San Francisco
Keywords: poetry, Oregon author, Coos County, Marshfield, Oregon, Coos Indians,
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