New York: New York University Press, 1964. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. INSCRIBED on half title 'Inscribed for John Caughey/who perhaps started it all for me by publishing/my first historical article in the/Pacific Historical Review fifteen years/ago Art(?) Washburn/May 12, 1967 (Plannin Conference/American Indian History). Octavo; xxiii, 480 pages. Fine copy (bookplate of author/historian John Caughey to fffep) in a Near Fine dust jacket (slight darkening to spine; light wear to spine ends). Item #6480
"From the description of the white man's first contact with the Indian as recorded in the journal of Christopher columbus down to the 'Declaration of Indian Purpose' prepared at the American Indian Conference in Chicago in 1961, this documentary history illustrates the most important aspects of Indian-white relationships and develops the larger theme of the Indian as part of the American Experience. - dustjacket. Includes personal recollections of the Indian as recorded by early white settlers; the writings of theologians who justified dispossession of the Indian; the record of the years of conflict and war between the races; and the relations of the U.S. Government with the Indian.