Item #24475 Strongheart. Frederick R. BURTON, William C. DE MILLE.

Strongheart. New York: G. W. Dillingham Co., (1908).

First Edition. Clarence Rowe illustrations. Interesting novel in which Native Americans are the subject. A contemporary reviewer writes: "'Would you let your daughter marry an Indian?' This is the question that inevitably comes to the mind of every man and woman who reads 'Strongheart', the novel which Frederick R. Burton has written from the plot of William C. De Mille's play of the same name; because, although the play ends with the separation of the Indian from the white girl upon whom he has set his heart, the book adds a daring sequel which ends with the marriage of the two and their mutual devotion to the cause of Indian education. The book is interesting, especially because of Mr. Burton's exhaustive knowledge of the Ojibway Indians, gained from years of living with them and of close and sympathetic association with them as an adopted member of their tribe. The parts of the story that deal with Indian life and character ring true and gain instant sympathy, but when Strongheart becomes a student of Columbia and is brought under the influence of ordinary college and society life, much of his charm vanishes with the loss, by the reader, of the constant realization that he is an Indian". Very Good in Good dustjacket, inch chip at lower spine end, some shallow edge chips, some splitting at folds.

Price: $150.00