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Item ID# A955.304.001
Title Indian Traits : being sketches of the manners, customs and character of the North American Natives
Object Name Book
Dates of Creation 1865
Creator Thatcher, B.B.
Other Creators Harper & Brothers, New York, publishers
Description Spine Title "Boys and Girls [Society]", "Indian Traits, Vol. 1"

Blue sticker inside front cover reads "Catalogue of the Free Public School Library, No. 404, S.S. No. 1 Huron, established and conducted according to the regulations adopted by the Council of Public Instruction for Ontario under the authority of the Schools Act of Ontario."

The forward begins "The publishers respectfully and with confidence solicit the favour and attention of the public in behalf of this first attempt to render an account of the character of the American Indians attractive to the minds of youthful readers: they believe that it will be found to unite the interest of truth with the charm of fiction ... The publishers do not present this work as even a sketch of the history of the aborigines, but simply as an outline of their peculiar character and habits, illustrated with numerous anecdotes ... The materials of these volumes were collected by the author while engaged in the preparation of his larger work, the "Indian Lives" ..., New York, April, 1833"

Topics discussed include Personal Characteristics, Ancient Dress, Ancient Habitations, Manufactures and other Arts, Domestic Life, Hunting, Fishing, Games and Sports.
Physical Description 234 p. ; 15.5 x 10 cm. (brown hard cover)
Subjects Education
First Nations of North America
School books
Place Huron Township
Level of Description Item