Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1913. First Edition. First printing. Large octavo; publisher's pictorial cloth, decorated on spine and front cover; top edge gilt; xviii,-222pp; eighty inserted gravure plates not reckoned in pagination. Mild bumps to board corners, else a remarkably clean, unstressed copy, quite Near Fine.
A lavishly-produced volume, issued to publicize and raise funds for the building of a proposed National American Indian Memorial overlooking New York Harbor. Though a ceremonial groundbreaking took place in 1913, the project lost steam when its sponsors, including author Dixon and department-store mogul Rodman Wannamaker, failed to raise the necessary funds. The book commemorates a "Great Indian Council" organized by Dixon and Wannamaker at Crow Agency, Montana, where they also staged a reenactment of the Battle of Little Bighorn; over 100 native chiefs were assembled for the event, providing the subjects for Dixon's photographic portraits collected here. CUSTER HIGH SPOT 100.