This is a magnificent reproduction of Henry Schoolcraft's legendary six-volume set Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States.
In 1846, Congress commissioned pioneering ethnographer Henry Schoolcraft to create an encyclopedia on America's Native Tribes. Recruiting the eager assistance of the renowned painter and illustrator of Indian life General Seth Eastman, Schoolcraft produced what remains one of the most comprehensive, important and irreplaceable accounts of Native American culture and life ever published.
All of the illustrations included in the original six 1851 - 1857 volumes: over 320 plates and maps, most by Seth Eastman, 155 in color. The set is Smyth-sewn bound for years of shelf life.