Rare book by Hayden, Ferdinand V.; Geology and Natural History of the Upper Missouri.
Item Number: Book 240-E
Hayden, Ferdinand V.; On the Geology and Natural History of the Upper Missouri. Trans. American Philosophical Society, Vol. XII Part 1, New Series, 1862. Quarto, pp. 218, folded hand colored map, text illustrations. & On the Ethnography and Philology of the Indian Tribes of the Missouri Valley; with a Map and Plates. Trans. American Philosophical Society, New Series, Vol. XII, pt. 2, 1862. Quarto, pp. 230, folded map, 2 tinted plates.
The two works are bound as a set in modern full calf with gilt spine titles. The original title wraps are bound in for each part. Light soiling to original wraps, very minor spotting to the geological map. In very good condition.
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Prior to the General Land office and Survey of the Territories surveys Hayden had accompanied the Warren expedition as geologist-in-charge to explore the region to the headwaters of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers. The above geology report was the result of his observations during that expedition. This was Hayden's first comprehensive geological report on the region. The beautiful map of Kansas, Nebraska and Dacota Territories is usually lacking in copies offered. This map served as a basis for his future maps of the region and Hayden with the assistance of paleontologist F. B. Meek was the first to outline the geology of the Black Hills. The second paper is one of the few ethnology papers published by Hayden. Hayden surveyed 14 tribes, describes each and includes vocabularies and grammar for many including the Blackfeet, Cheyenne and Arapahoe.