Ward of the [Indians] 1929 Sheba Hargreaves ~ Native Americans & pioneers ~novel set in Oregon (Neahkahnie, Crater Lake, Sauvie Island, etc)


Title: Ward of the R...

Author: Sheba Hargreaves

Description: First Edition stated. Ochre cloth stamped in blue. Faint blemish spot on front cover; a bit of soiling to fore-edge of text block. Interior is unmarked and, aside from a few minor spots of soiling, clean. Dust jacket has some closed tears; lettering on spine faded; not price clipped ($2.00); in an archival mylar sleeve. A transitional copy, with the title page and dust jacket each indicating Harper as the publisher, but with the book spine denoting A. L. Burt Company. 299 pages.

A rare jacketed copy of this novel of pioneers and Native Americans, set in Oregon. ''The story deals with the travels of a young botanist who starts from Sauvies Island in 1854 in search of a white girl who he has learned is living with an Indian tribe. He goes through the Neahkahnie country and ends up at Crater Lake, where the climax takes place.'' - review in The Oregonian, Sept. 8, 1929. ''The journey, search, and resolution are surrounded by descriptions of flora and fauna, Native beliefs and actions, and historical backgrounds from familiar first-hand sources, such as Hudson's Bay Company records and exploration narratives.'' - OregonEncyclopedia.org.

This is the second novel by Sheba May (Childs) Hargreaves (1882-1960), which followed her acclaimed work, The Cabin at the Trail's End. Hargreaves was born in The Dalles, grew up near the Warm Springs Reservation and Prineville, was educated at the Oregon State Normal School at Monmouth, and worked as a teacher. She lived in Portland for many years. Her papers are held at the University of Oregon Library's Special Collections and Archives.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Place: New York and London
Year: 1929

Keywords: Oregon, novel, pioneers, historical fiction, Native Americans, Indians, botany, botanists, Crater Lake, Neahkahnie,

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