History of the Spirit Lake Massacre and Captivity of Miss Abbie Gardner. Abigail Gardner SHARP.

History of the Spirit Lake Massacre and Captivity of Miss Abbie Gardner.

Des Moines, IA: Wallace-Homestead Book Co., [1971]. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with yellow lettering and pictorial stamping. 386pp. Illustrations. Near fine. Item #43828

Much, much later facsimile reprint of one of the most famed of all Indian captivity narratives, first published in Des Moines in 1885. The Spirit Lake Massacre was a noted 1856 incident in which a small group of Sioux in northwestern Iowa attacked and killed 35 to 40 white settlers and kidnapped four young women, including 14-year-old Gardner. AYER 263. HOWES S 330.

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