THE SKY-SIFTER THE GREAT CHIEFTAINESS AND "MEDICINE WOMAN" OF THE MOHAWKS. REMARKABLE ADVENTURES AND EXPERIENCES OF HER WHITE FOSTER SON AS RELATED BY HIMSELF. A LIFE FILLED WITH THE SUPERNATURAL. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN WHICH ARE DESCRIBED MANY SUPERNATURAL OCCURRENCES, APPARITIONS, HERB-INDUCED VISIONS, SECOND SIGHT AND HYPNOTIC TRANCES, WITH WEIRD MYSTIC CEREMONIES BY INDIAN MAGICIANS AND MEDICINE MEN, AND CURIOUS RELIGIOUS RITES. SCENES IN CANADA, IN THE STATES, ON THE GREAT LAKES, ON THE PLAINS AND IN CALIFORNIA. -- A BOOK OF WONDERS WITH MANY LUDICROUS SCENES, COMICAL SITUATIONS, AND HUMOROUS PASSAGES. N.p., n.d. [Oakland, California: Pacific Press Publishing Co., 1892.]. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-8  10  12-15 [16-17] 18-302 [303: ad] [304: blank], frontispiece, also a full-page illustration on the rear cover, original gray wrappers printed in black, sewn. First edition. Published in cloth and in paper wrappers, this being one of the latter. The narrator, born on an Indian reservation in Ontario, Canada, in 1818, has supernatural powers which he learns to use with the help of a powerful medicine woman. Ultimately, after many adventures and misadventures, he goes west during the California gold rush and settles in a mining camp in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Cowan (1933), p. 48. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 228. Wright (III) 489. Some loss to upper fore-edge margins of first eighty and last fifty pages (no text lost); the text paper is not brittle so the book is sound and can be read. The covers are chipped at edges but the only loss of typography is part of the ruled border on the front cover; the illustration on the rear cover is intact. The paperbound issue is rare. (#165919).
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