Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

												Chief Sarah: Sarah Winnemucca's Fight for Indian Rights [SIGNED] by  Dorothy Nafus Morrison
	 - Signed First Edition
			 - 1980
		 - from Black's Fine Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 3512)

Chief Sarah: Sarah Winnemucca's Fight for Indian Rights [SIGNED]

Click for full-size.

Chief Sarah: Sarah Winnemucca's Fight for Indian Rights [SIGNED]: ; Illustrated with Old Prints and Photographs and with Maps

by Morrison, Dorothy Nafus

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
See description
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Item Price:
Or just £43.99 with a
Bibliophiles club membership
£9.78 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 6 to 12 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

New York: Atheneum, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. pp. xi, 170. 8vo. Stamped cloth over boards, white lettering to the spine. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of the subject. Richly illustrated with many photographs, portraits, illustrations, maps, etc. No detectable flaws to the extremities, contents equally bright, clean, and unmarked; fine and housed in near fine dustjacket (now housed in protective mylar cover). Overall, near fine. SIGNED and inscribed by the author to the title page.

"A brilliant young woman with little formal education, Sarah Winnemucca (1844-91) overcame many obstacles to become a successful lecturer, writer, and champion of Indian rights. It was the suffering of Sarah's tribe (the Paiutes) at the hands of the corrupt US Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that propelled her into activism on their behalf. But although Sarah battled zealously with the BIA and its agents, she insisted the way to deal with whites was by peaceful methods; she fought for the rights of her people with the tongue and the pen. Sarah's valiant efforts even prompted American educator Elizabeth Palmer Peabody to proclaim her "the Indian Joan of Arc." Illustrated with historical photographs, as well as with maps and drawings, Dorothy Morrison's Chief Sarah is a moving account of the remarkable life of a woman determined to educate and liberate her people."


Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!


book dealer
Black's Fine Books & Manuscripts CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
Chief Sarah: Sarah Winnemucca's Fight for Indian Rights [SIGNED]
Morrison, Dorothy Nafus
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
First Edition, First Printing
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
women's studies; gender studies; native american; native american history; aboriginal studies; first nations; indian studies; canadian history; canadiana
Bookseller catalogs

Terms of Sale

Black's Fine Books & Manuscripts

In respect to items purchased from us over the internet, our Terms of Sale are as follows:

1) We are professional booksellers and adhere to the standards of our professional associations, both in terms of describing books and offering redress in case of a discrepancy.

2) The prices of all material offered for sale on our web site, or on the databases to which we subscribe, are net in US dollars, and each item is subject to prior sale. Normally payment in full must be received before an item will be shipped. If sending a cheque, money order, or purchase order, it is advisable to contact us first to request that the book be reserved for you pending receipt of payment.

3) Payment to Black's Fine Books and Manuscripts may be made by cheque drawn on a US or Canadian bank; bank draft; credit card (MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, or Diner's Club); or by PayPal (our PayPal ID is our email address:

Please note that we reserve the right to delay shipment of any book paid for by cheque, until the cheque has cleared the payer's bank account. If paying by money order, please make sure that you purchase a form of money order which may be cashed in Canada (i.e., an international money order).

4) Payment with order, please. We do not send any item out on approval unless prior arrangements have been made. Legitimate book dealers, with whom we have established a reciprocal arrangement, and any member of the ABAC, ABAA, ABA, or an ILAB-affiliated national organization, may apply for a trade discount on any proposed purchase. Canadian purchasers will be charged GST. Known academic institutions, or libraries, may be billed upon receipt of a purchase order.
5) Any item purchased from Black's Fine Books and Manuscripts is returnable (postpaid) to us within ten days of receipt, if it is found to be substantially different than as described. However, we guarantee any item we sell to be authentic as to provenance, or state of issue (i.e. if we claim a book is a first edition, we guarantee it to be such). If our description of a book in regard to provenance or state of issue is in error, it may be returned to us (with prior notice, please) for refund within one year of purchase.
We do offer a layaway arrangement on more expensive items: generally where the purchase price exceeds $1,000. Typically, the purchaser should offer to us a down payment and propose acceptable terms of payment. We do not charge interest on payments made according to such an agreement. The item being purchased will be shipped upon receipt of payment in full. If payment is not made in accordance with the terms of the layaway arrangement, then the deposit and any payments will only be refunded after we have re-sold the item in question, and deducted our re-selling costs (if any).

We can provide digital photographs or scans, sent as .jpeg attachments, of any item in stock. In making such a request, please be as specific as possible as to the views you would like to receive. Please bear in mind that it is not practical for us to provide photos to people doing research, or seeking to compile a library of digital images, and that we are less inclined to send photos of an inexpensive book (due to the time and effort it requires), in the absence of a demonstrable need or reason on the part of the would-be purchaser.

Please send any further questions by email to:

About the Seller

Black's Fine Books & Manuscripts

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since 2019
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ask Seller a Question

About Black's Fine Books & Manuscripts

Based in "The Heart-of-the-Continent", Black's Fine Books & Manuscripts was established in 2010. With over a decade of experience we are proud to serve both institutional, and private clients in Canada, and internationally. We actively buy-and-sell rare, and out-of-print books, ephemera, and private archival collections, and other rare and unusual materials. Our chief areas of interest include Indigenous Studies, Canadiana, Archival Collections, Ephemera, and Photography. We buy books in Canada, the United States, and Europe. When feasible, we will travel to view collections of interest, particularly in areas of our specialization. We are also active in appraising collections of University Archives, other institutions, and individuals. All enquiries most welcome.By appointment only. Curated lists periodically issued.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the... [more]
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has... [more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]

This Book’s Categories