My Experience With Indians
Austin: Gammel's Bookstore, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 147pp. Original black clothe with gilt lettering and ruling on cover. Frontispiece photograph. "Go thou my dear little book. You have a mission. You carry a message of truth that will correct the errors and effects thereof, made by ignorant and prejudiced, would-be historians, who have dealt falsely with a truly great people–the real Americans–the RED MEN." So the author about his intention regarding his account of life as a teacher of Indians in Johnson & Wise counties in Texas, 1860s–1870s, and among the Choctaw of Oklahoma in the 1880s.
First person account of his experience with vast information about Indian customs & religion, portrayed in a respectful, endearing way. James learned the Indian language and, next to his teaching in territorial schools, participated extensively in their everyday life. Contains appendix with speeches of notable Indian leaders at rear. Illustrated with some b/w reproductions of photographs and Indian artwork. Light wear along edges of binding and lightly rubbed. Some age toning of block. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #42175