Boston: Sold, wholesale and retail, by L. Deming, No. 62 Hanover Street…, Ca. 1832-1837. Broadside. About 8 ¾ x 6 ¾.”. Lower left corner torn and small paper loss at upper left corner, neither of which costs text. Some staining and ragged edges, but overall sound condition. Item #3715
Three Indians” and “Meeting of the Three Friends,” printed in two columns and separated by the publisher’s imprint.
The introduction to the first song reads: “Composed and sung by three Indians, who were educated at Dartmouth College, at their last interview, beneath an enchanting bower, wither they had frequently resorted, in the midst of which grew a ‘Youthful Pine.’ The sentiments are in a high degree expressive of that simplicity, tenderness and affection, which characterizes the natives of our country.”
Dartmouth College traces its beginning to Eleazar Wheelock’s establishment of Moor’s Indian Charity School for Native American students at Lebanon, Connecticut in 1754. That school was renamed, expanded and relocated to Hanover, New Hampshire, receiving a Charter from the colony’s governor in 1769. The College continues its commitment to Native American students; Dartmouth counts more Native graduates among its alumni-nearly 1,000-than all other Ivy League institutions combined.
A scarce song sheet. OCLC notes a single example of it at Brown, with a single example of an apparently earlier version (also at Brown). OCLC Accession No: 543915723. [ICN 7651.].