Post by Californian on Jul 21, 2019 18:55:00 GMT -5
Indian Horrors or Massacres by the Red Men by Henry Davenport Northrop, published by J. R. Jones, Philadelphia PA 1891, 600 p.
Text on title page: Being a thrilling narrative of bloody wars with merciless and revengeful savages, including a full account of the daring deeds and tragic death of the world-renowned chief, Sitting Bull, with startling descriptions of fantastic ghost dances, mysterious medicine men, desperate Indian braves, scalping of helpless settlers, burning their homes, etc., etc. The whole comprising a fascinating history of the Indians from the discovery of America to the present time, their manners, customs, modes of warfare, legends, etc. Fully illustrated with thrilling scenes among the Indians.
Comment by author of this post: Sensationalist account of the Wounded Knee Massacre and Sitting Bull. Copies of this book, under its numerous publishing permutations. The plates from original photographs are of Sitting Bull, Standing Bear, Red Bear and Plenty Scalps. This book and other similar books have been widely used as reference material for later publications as they are frequently listed on the bibliography sections of same. The contents ought to be considered only with greatest caution as the details described therein almost exclusively originated from period press reports that often lacked factual authenticity.