Report On Indians Taxed And Indians Not Taxed In The United States (Except Alaska) At The Eleventh Census - 1890
DONALDSON, Thomas Corwin (Editor)]. REPORT ON INDIANS TAXED AND INDIANS NOT TAXED IN THE UNITED STATES (EXCEPT ALASKA) AT THE ELEVENTH CENSUS: 1890. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1894. Tall thick 4to. vii, , 683,  pp. With 19 colour chromolithograph plates, many signed by Julian Scott, William Gilbert Gaul, Peter Moran, Henry Rankin Poore (2 large double-page folding entitled, Omaha Dance and The Race by Walter Shirlaw), 158 black & white photographic plates, 16 plates from drawings, 8 from paintings (including images by Muybridge, Cantwell and W.H. Jackson), 25 maps (3 large folding colour-lithograph maps including Indian Reservations in the U.S. by T.J. Moran, Linguistic Stocks of American Indians by J.W. Powell, et al, 2 coloured, 6 double-page, and 4 more folding), many tables and facsimiles. Original black cloth, embossed borders on covers, white lettering on spine worn (some bumping to corners, minor shelfwear, inner hinges expertly repaired so binding is very tight), VG complete copy. First edition of this massive report edited and compiled by Donaldson as Special Agent in charge, who obtained photographic images of Native Americans from all over the country, and dispatched special agents to take additional images on particular reservations, and areas. This lavishly illustrated report, and the documentary evidence offer an honest and accurate portrayal of the living conditions and personalities of the American Indian Tribes in the United States, as well as frank account of American policy towards Native Americans, social statistics on education, culture, religion, health, criminal activity, abuse of alcohol, agriculture, marital and family status, and more. This work is an essential reference because except for a few fragments all of the 1890 census returns were destroyed in a 1921 fire in the Department of Commerce building. The Map of Indian Territory and Oklahoma shows the Oklahoma Territory just as President Harrison opened the Oklahoma Country to settlement by non-Native Americans. Howes, D418; Graff, 4396; McCracken, 101, p. 47.