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copyright 1932 "Limited First Edition of 250 Copies of Which This is Number 193" signed by Dorothy Fay Gould - Chairman Patriotic Service Committee, Washington State Society Colonial Dames of America (includes the Society blue stamp on last page); softbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; also has additional inscription and signature of Dorothy Fay Gould on tile page; a very historic publication in very good condition.


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On the morning of January 26, 1856, after months of raids and clashes with federal troops in southern King County and in Thurston County, Native Americans attack Seattle. Previously warned by friendly Indians, most settlers had barricaded themselves in a blockhouse. The attackers are driven off by artillery fire and by Marines from the U.S. Navy sloop-of-war Decatur, anchored in Elliott Bay. Two settlers and an unknown number of raiders perish in the all-day "Battle of Seattle."


This episode in the treaty wars occurred due to Indian frustrations with treaties pushed upon them by Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens (1818-1862).

THE INDIAN ATTACK ON SEATTLE January 26, 1856 by Lieut. T.S. Phelps

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