Item #12926 The Dying Indian's Dream. A Poem. Silas Tertius RAND.

The Dying Indian's Dream. A Poem. Windsor, Nova Scotia: C. W. Knowles. 1881.

'Third Edition, Revised' stated at front wraps, but likely First Edition with no record of an earlier printing at the Nova Scotia Archives. Original printed wrappers. Octavo. Extremely scarce separately published poem by Rand, a protestant missionary among the Micmac Indians of Nova Scotia. The author, who lived with the tribe in the mid-1800's, recorded substantial and important documentation concerning the Micmac Indian tribes and their language. Best known for his dictionary of the Micmac language and translations of bible stories into Micmac, this poem of a native hunter constitutes an extremely uncommon diversion from his religious duties. At attractive Very Good plus copy, tiny chip at lower front wrap.

Price: $1,500.00

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