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COMMENTS ON VOLUME I.

Miss Rose N. Yawger's book, “ The Indian and the Pioneer," upon the history and character of the Indians in New York State, promises to be of unusual interest. The first volume is already in print, while the second is in press.

Miss Yawger has worked faithfully in collecting and arranging reliable information, which she has presented in a very readable manner. The history is confined chiefly to the State of New York, and cannot fail to be valuable to those who are making a study of the Indian question.

We have great pleasure in recommending it to readers in this direction.

E, A. SHELDON, Principal Oswego State Normal and Training School,

MARGARET K. Smith, Teacher Oswego State Normal and Training School. I wish to congratulate you on the securing of the publication of Miss Rose N. Yawger's work on “The Indian and the Pioneer.” It seems to me in the main, an excellent piece of work, and an original contribution of much value to the literature of our Indian and Pioneer History. I wish we might have much more like it. It is executed with a clearly conceived and well-executed plan, and with a firm, sure touch,

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inspired throughout by a genuine love for and interest in the topic. The pictures which are used in illustration add much to the value of the work, as they are of a purely historical character. I hope that this is not the last that we shall have from Miss Yawger, in the field of purely historical literature.

Verly sincerely yours,

MRS. MARY SHELDON BARNES,
Assistant Professor Modern History Leland

Stanford, Jr., University.
I have read your work with great interest and sat-
isfaction. I hope that at an early day you may find
time to extend your researches, and make the history
of the Cayugas your specialty. There is an abund-
ance of material as yet untouched, and when one can
write so well, it cannot I am sure, fall into better
hands. Your work will be very generally read and
appreciated.

Gen. John S. CLARK,

Auburn, N. Y.
I have read your book and am very much pleased
with it. You must continue to write. The field of
Indian literature is comprehensive. It is an inter-
esting study, and books like The Indian and the
Pioneer will be sought for and read more and more.

Hon. S. R. WELLES,
President Waterloo Library and Historical Society.

The Indian and the Pioneer by Miss Yawger of Union Springs treats of Indian tribes which inhabited central New York before the advent of white men ;

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their homes; social life; political aspect; Indian women; fasts and feasts; Indian oratory; Jesuit fathers. Any one interested in the semi-civilized inhabitants who trod our soil before white man placed his foot thereon will be greatly interested in this work.-Auburn Argus.

Vol. I of The Indian and the Pioneer presents a concise sketch of the famous Iroquois league, comprising six Indian nations, the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Tuscaroras, Cayugas, and Senecas. The latter part treats more especially of the Cayuga tribe. Taken all in all it reflects much credit on Miss Yawger's literary ability and ought to be in the home of every history-loving person.-Union Springs Advertiser.

The Work of a Local Historian—The Indian and the Pioneer is the title of a historical study by Rose N. Yawger of Union Springs and published in book form. The volume covers 189 pages and is the outcome of a series of local articles relating to Indian history recently published by the author. It is not only an interesting, but a valuable contribution to the early history of the land of the Iroquois, and no library should be without a copy of this work on its shelves.- Auburn Daily Advertiser.

The Indian and the Pioneer which Rose N. Yawger (an occasional contributor to Good Housekeeping), has written and C. W. Bardeen of Syracuse, N. Y., publishes, is the first volume of an historical

study of the Iroquois Indians, in which the author has evidently taken great pains to verify all the statements made. It must be admitted that the task has been very capably done, especially in consideration of the difficulties which inevitably surrounded the subject. To all who are interested in the history of the Indians and especially of the once powerful Six Nations, this volume will be an interesting addition to existing literature.-Good Housekeeping.

The Indian and the Pioneer. This is the title of a recently published book which deserves something more than a passing notice. It is the work of Miss Rose N. Yawger whom our readers know as the able conductor of the Primary Department of the Instructor, and it will therefore be of special interest to many of our readers:

The writer is an enthusiast in the subject of Indian history and this book bears evidence, giving as it does the choicest gems of Indian history, that no stone was left unturned to present all important subjects pertaining to Indian life in the fullest and most accurate manner. While this history may be taken as a fair index of Indian life in general, it treats more particularly of the Iroquois or Six Nations, who were acknowledged as “the strongest, and most warlike and highly civilized among the Indian nations found on the continent of North America, with the exception of the Aztecs, of ancient Mexico."—Normal Instructor

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