Captured By the Indians Reminiscences Of Pioneer Life In Minnesota

By: Carrigan, Minnie Buce

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The rare first edition, first issue, original printed wraps, 40 pages, portrait, repair to cover and spine, pages browned but not brittle, light water marks on cover, housed in a custom case. The author states in the preface that the story was first published in serial form in the Buffalo Lake News in January 1903. She says that due to the suggestions of friends and the demand for the story, she decided to have it published in book form, thus the 1907 is the true first edition. The author and her family came to America from Germany in 1858 and settled in Fox Lake Wisconsin. In the spring of 1860 they moved with five other families to Minnesota. On August the 18th, 1862, the Sioux Indians attacked their homestead killing her parents and sisters right in front of her. The author, along with her brother and remaining sister were taken captive. They remained captives for 10 weeks until rescued by the military. She relates being in a tent with other captives including Mrs. Wakefield. Great firsthand account not only of captivity but the Minnesota Sioux uprising of 1862. Graff 591, Howes C171.

Title: Captured By the Indians Reminiscences Of Pioneer Life In Minnesota

Author Name: Carrigan, Minnie Buce

Categories: Native Americans,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Forest City S.D., Forest City Press: 1907

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good -

Type: Book

Seller ID: 016381

Keywords: Minnesota, Indians, Captivity, Minnesota massacre, Indian Wars, Wakefield, Sioux, Wisconsin