New Haven: Healy & Bigelow, 1887. pp. Oblong octavo. Original chromolithographic wrappers, stapled. Light wear and soiling, covers a bit chipped. Minor wear and soiling to contents. Good plus. Item #751
Patent medicine advertisement comprised of sixteen chromolithographic scenes of “Kickapoo Indian life,” each bordered with slogans promoting the patent medicine. The scenes, some of which are based loosely on George Catlin’s work, include “Attacking the Grizzly Bear,” “The Scalp Dance,” “Buffalo Hunting, “Buffalo Hunt under the White Wolf Skin,” “Antelope Shooting,” “Archery of the Mandans,” “The Snow Shoe Dance,” and others. Slogans include such guarantees as “There is no blood disease which Kickapoo Indian Sagwa cannot cure,” “The uncivilized red man has produced the Kickapoo Indian salve,” and “The Principal medicine for worms is the Kickapoo Indian worm killer.” The five medicines on offer -- Kickapoo Indian Sagwa, Indian Oil, Worm Killer, Salve, and Cough Cure -- claim to cure everything under the sun from worms to boils to eczema to dyspepsia. Fewer than ten locations in OCLC.