This was an exercise in process, not profit, and a sincere desire to make otherwise unseen history again visible. A physician in the small town of Homer, Michigan, with a side hustle as editor of the Homer Index weekly paper, took it upon himself to interview his patients and fellow residents in 1888 and assemble the tales into a book. I found the unbound signature sheets at a used book store in Battle Creek several years ago and scanned the 139 pages (some were blank by intention), incredibly intact after 136 years.
I thought they should be preserved, shared, and made available for those in the area, but also as a glimpse at first-person accounts of interactions among early Michigan settlers and the native populations they encountered.
I have recently found other versions of the book online, with Amazon having an "out of print" status for a $18.95 copy.
I made this version $8 - not to compete, but to increase its general availability.
Now back to animating!