The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - Bald Eagle, or, The last of the Ramapaughs

(Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
(Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 127
Beadle's New Dime Novels — no. 158
Alternate Title: Bald Eagle, or, The last of the Ramapaughs : a romance of Revolutionary times
Subjects / Tags: Historical fiction
History
Indians of North America
Love stories
Ramapo Mountain people
Ramapo River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
United States
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Western stories
Author: Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893
Dates: July 2, 1867 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
December 7, 1880 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York: 118 William St.) -- United States of America
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
OCLC Numbers: 04962198 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
122912514 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "Bald Eagle is a rather convoluted story with its presentation, set during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War. The main character is the chief of the local Native American tribe known, the Ramapaugh, who is called Bald Eagle. Bald Eagle is also frequently referred to as Ramapaugh by many characters in the novel, including his wife Megua and Genera George Washington, who is Bald Eagle's confidant and ally. He is portrayed as a very noble individual, if somewhat backwards because he is a “savage.” There is almost no representation of native women in the story, outside of his wife Megua. Even then, her role is very minor and more as a foil to Dora than anything else. She initially stands in awe of Dora, the wife of the man who killed Black Dick’s father, but eventually becomes suspicious of Dora as she believes that Dora is trying to steal her husband away with her exotic appearance and beauty. The main antagonist of the story is a gentleman named Richard Smith, the notorious marauder Black Dick. Dick leads a large group of “cowboys” who terrorize the land and are a great threat to the continental army led by George Washington. There are many other characters that are introduced, and their interactions make about 70% of the story itself. The climax of the story is a standoff between Bald Eagle and Black Dick, whom is captured and is set to be hung. However, Bald Eagle goes into business for himself and executes Dick for his crimes, and is killed in the ensuing chaos and crossfire."--Michael Besonen, an undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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Beadle's Dime Novels edition
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition

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