Statement Respecting the Earl of Selkirk's Settlement upon the Red River in North America; its Destruction in 1815 and 1816; and the Massacre of Governor Semple and hist Party

Statement respecting the Earl of Selkirk's settlement upon the Red River in North America; its destruction in 1815 and 1816; and the massacre of Governor Semple and hist party. With observations upon a recent publication, entitled "A narrative of occurence in the Indian countries," &c.

[Halkett, John.]

John Murray, 1817

Bound in contemporary boards.  Front board rehinged, some loss to extremities. 23 cm. Edges uncut.  Generally sound internally.  Minor offsetting opposite map.  125, Lxxxix p.  Fold out map of the area surrounding Lake Superior to Lake Winnipeg, engraved by A. Arrowsmith .  Second edition with "new preface, observations upon the Narrative (first edition), and a large appendix of fresh documents." - Lande 1206; Peel 48; Sabin 20704; Streeter 3673. 

Describes the massacre of an early Scottish settlement in a colony extending through modern Manitoba, North Dakota, and surrounding areas.  Attributed to John Halkett--National Union Catalog pre-1956 imprints.

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