New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1908. First Edition. 272pp. Octavo [21 cm] Green cloth with the title gilt stamped on the front board. Very good. Item #2342
Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet: "Mrs. E.F. Samuels - from - K.C. McBeth - Lapwai, Id. Feb. 20th 1913."
Interesting first hand account of the Nez Perce people by Kate Christine McBeth (1832-1915) who was a Presbyterian missionary and educator, who along with her sister, Sue, worked with the Nez Perce out of the Lapwai Mission in Idaho. Here they provided literacy education for Nez Percé women, instituted and directed the Sabbath School and Mission Society, taught Euroamerican domestic skills. Following the death of Sue in 1893, Kate, assumed responsibility for training Native American ministers.
"An authoritative work. The author worked as a teacher among the Nez Perces for twenty-seven years, coming to the Lapwai Mission in 1873, following the death of H.H. Spaulding." - Eberstadt 115: 663.