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    (INDIANS.). BEESON, JOHN. A Plea for the Indians; with Facts and Features of the Late War in Oregon. New York: John Beeson, 1858. 3rd ed. 12mo. 143, [1] pp. Orig. printed wrappers (front wrap detached). Some stains. $200.00

     

    Howes B 314. Wagner-Camp 284.4. Streeter 3376. Contains a brief account of the authors trip from Illinois to Oregon in 1853, but more importantly, describes and condemns the harsh treatment of the Indians by the emigrants. As a result Beeson became unpopular in Oregon and had to flee to California.

 

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