Portland: George H. Himes & Co., 1898. 13,pp. 12mo. Original blue printed wrappers, stapled. Light wear and soiling. Very good. Item #1256
Constitution and bylaws of the Indian War Veterans of the North Pacific Coast, a group defined within as "Any person who may have participated in any of the Indian wars of the North Pacific Coast prior to the year 1860," or their children and widows. The object is to keep alive "the memories of the trials of pioneer life," to encourage community amongst such persons, to preserve the true history of the Indian wars, and "to impress our posterity with that true patriotism which protects our homes from all evils both by war and peace." The group was founded in 1885, with one of its main goals being to secure government pensions for those men who had fought in the Indian wars. This they accomplished in 1913, and the organization persisted until 1941, by which time most of the titular members had died. It was, therefore, replaced by the Sons and Daughters of Indian War Veterans of the North Pacific Coast (known as the McMillan Camp), which continued until 1972. Rare -- we locate one copy in OCLC, at the University of Oregon.