New York: Schocken Books, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight 8vo, 282pp. Very mild shelf wear to the dust jacket (in mylar). Near Fine / very good +. Item #18568
John Dunn Hunter was a very controversial white man in Native American history. He was purported to have been captured in the 1830s and raised by the Osage Tribe of Arkansas. He wrote an acclaimed account of his captivity and was on a mission to rescue the Native American Indians from the genocide that was going on at that time. This made him quite the celebrity in his time. His detractors called him a fraud and most folks being what they are, believed it until Richard Drinnon came along in the 1970s and carefully researched Hunter and found he was indeed the man he was originally purported to be. It's a very interesting story!