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THE NORTHWEST COAST;
Swan, James G.

THE NORTHWEST COAST;

Or, Three Years’ Residence in Washington Territory. NY Harper & Brothers ... 1857.
1st Ed. 435pp. + [iv]. publ. adverts. Frontis., folding map, numerous ills. including some full page. Authors name in manuscript to verso of t.p., inscription, ink date stamp to rear f.e.p., some light browning, original gilt lettered blind embossed cloth, some fading mainly to spine, spine frayed to head. With the bookplate of Sir Michael R Shaw Stewart. Not in Sabin. ‘Swan became an Authority on the Indian tribes of the Northwest and was a ‘secret agent’ for the Northern Pacific Railroad.’ James Gilchrist Swan (1818–1900) American Indian agent in what is now Washington state, U.S.A. Best known for his work collecting artifacts and for writing the first ethnography of the Makah tribal group, among whom he lived.
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