Territory Topic Extra, Rare Purcell, Chickasaw Nation News Broadside, November 1890
Lot of 2. The Territorial Topic, Purcell, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, Nov. 6, 1890. An 8pp issue, 15 x 22 in., accompanied by a rare 9 x 12 in. broadside from the same paper that condemns resistant American Indians who continue to support their traditional ways of life.The broadside reads, The Indian people of the United States are vastly in the minority and they could not, of course, expect to hold their own against the wishes of the vast number of other American citizens...The broadside meant to dissuade other American Indians from resistance, show them the futility of their cause, and assuage any fears that additional lands would be taken from them. Eight weeks later, the United States Army ordered its final, brutal attack at the Battle of Wounded Knee. It crippled all American Indian resistance and finally closed the battle for the West.
The paper has typical folds, with some toning along folds, slight separation, chipping along edges and corners. The broadside includes a diagonal stain, with a small hole in lower right portion of paper.