Letters and Conversations on the Cherokee Mission. Revised by the Publishing Committee

Letters and Conversations on the Cherokee Mission. Revised by the Publishing Committee


Full leather with gilt tile on black panel on spine. Some edge, corner and suface wear but overall in remarkably attractive condition. There is a slight cant to spine but binding is secure with no tears or parting. There is an old dampstain on the lower area of the back cover that has caused a slight drkening of the leather and left a stained area on the rear pastedown. Former owner's name, address (Penobscot County) and date (1835) on ffep. Interior has some toning, with light foxing or staining on some of the prelims. This copy is in VG- to VG condition. The Preface describes the purpose of the book: "The author of these volumes has collected and arranged a variety of facts, relating to the first mission established by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions among the Indian tribes on our southwestern frontier, in the hope that the attention of children may be arrested." While the book is aimed at a juvenile audience, it still has much firsthand information on the various missions to the Cherokee Indians of the Appalachian areas of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. The book is presented as a conversation between an older woman and some precocious children with an unlikely interest in mission work. The book is divided into two parts and I cannot determine if it was originally printed in two volumes or only in this two in one version. The information on the missions is not limited to one denomination so that Baptists, Methodists, Moravians and others all get their due. The Brainerd Mission near Chattanooga was the most important, but all of the others, including Spring Place, Oothcaloga, Haweis, Hightower, Willstown and several more, are discussed. (There is also a section on the Cherokees in Arkansas before the Trail of Tears.) The work and adventures of many missionaries, as well as Cherokee converts like Catherine Brown, are discussed in some detail. This is an important book on both the Cherokees and the missionaries who worked among them. WorldCat finds not copies of this edition. Sabin 12465. Not in Hawes. ; Two Volumes in One; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 122, 116 pages

Title: Letters and Conversations on the Cherokee Mission. Revised by the Publishing Committee

Author Name: (Tuttle, Sarah) "By the Author of Conversation on the Bombay Mission"

Categories: Native American,

Edition: Revised Edition

Publisher: Boston, T. R. Marvin for the Massachusetts Sabbath School Union: 1830

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Item: 1.00

Seller ID: 15424

Keywords: Native American Indian Cherokee Religion Missionary Tennessee Georgia Alabama Juvenile