They Came Here First: The Epic of the American Indian




McNickle, D’Arcy. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott (1949). First Edition. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 325 pp. Photos. Dust jacket has a few tiny tears. A clean, attractive copy. “There are here illuminating chapters on Indian art, dances and religions, on their law, the influence of their thinking on the thought of Europe. There are unforgettable insights into the minds of the Whites in their encounters with the Redman. One receives an impression of extraordinary vitality, of a people who have an inner strength which we have wasted against our better interests, but which still persists against all odds and is beginning, perhaps, to be understood and so used as a part of our American heritage.” Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.