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Ceratopsian Dinosaurs from the Two Medicine Formation, Upper Cretacious of Montana

Ceratopsian Dinosaurs from the Two Medicine Formation, Upper Cretacious of Montana

by Gilmore, Charles W.

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Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1939. Octavo. 18 pages, illustrated. The Two Medicine Formation in northwestern Montana has had one of the most remarkable findings of dinosaurs and other important fossils from the Campanian stage. Charles W. Gilmore was a major American paleontologist whose papers were written primarily while in the employ of the National Museum of Natural History. This is… Read more about this item
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Permanence De La Parure et Du Masque Africains
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Permanence De La Parure et Du Masque Africains

by Bernolles, Jacques

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1966
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Paris: G.P. Maisonneuve et Larose, 1966. First Edition. Thick Large Octavo. cxxxiv, 462 pages. French text with 63 full page plates, some with color in outline, divided into five parts: (1) a set of "propositions" describing successive migrations out of the drought-ridden Sahara by Pygmies, Paleonoirs, and Bovidiens-Fulbt, and the possibility of "psychotypologically" categorizing Saharan rock paintings. (2) a… Read more about this item
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Exploring the Hohokam; Prehistoric Desert Peoples of the American Southwest
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Exploring the Hohokam; Prehistoric Desert Peoples of the American Southwest

by Gumerman, George J.

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Albuquerque; (1991): University of New Mexico in Collaboration with Calvin Horn Publisher. First Edition. Small Quarto. Fronstispiece map, xviii, 500 pages, index, bibliography. The Hohokam is an archaeologically defined culture, the "heart- land" of which is thought to have been around Phoenix (radiating northward to the Mogollon Rim and southward into northern Mexico). They are best known for their… Read more about this item
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The Returned Katchinas
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The Returned Katchinas

by Wheeler-Jones, C,G

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Tucson: Balkow Print Co, 1954. First Edition. Octavo. 2nd printing. 58 pages, colored illustrations: Wheeler-Jones, the maker of the Mission Inn kachinas, pictures the Hopi katchina Sio Humis Taamu (see Fig. i). This latter katchina carries yucca whips in each hand, often has a basket on his back and threatens to whip or carry away disobed Ahulani -- Nuvak… Read more about this item
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Where the Two Came to Their Father; a Navajo War Cermonial (the Special Bollingen 2nd Ed in New Format with 18 Plates of Sand Paintings
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Where the Two Came to Their Father; a Navajo War Cermonial (the Special Bollingen 2nd Ed in New Format with 18 Plates of Sand Paintings

by King, Jeff; Maud Oakes and Joseph Campbell

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Princeon, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1969. Folio. Issued as the first in a series of classics including Gladys Reichard's Navajo Religion, Mircea Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return, and others destined to be classics of the spiritual aspects of the Navajo view of the sacred. The artist Maud Oakes left her studio in 1941 to spend two years… Read more about this item
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Zuni Folk Tales (with an Introduction By John Wesley Powell)
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Zuni Folk Tales (with an Introduction By John Wesley Powell)

by Cushing, Frank Hamilton

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New York: G.P. Putnam, 1901. First Edition. Octavo. xvii, 474 Pages illustrated with photographic illustrations. In 1879. while serving as an ethnologist with the John Wesley Powell expedition to New Mexico, Cushing became interested in the Zuni (he requested a leave to study the Zuni in their pueblos. Powell granted the request. He began to study the language and… Read more about this item
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Navajo Taboos, Foreward by Tony Hillerman, Illustrations By Ernest Franklin (signed By All three)
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Navajo Taboos, Foreward by Tony Hillerman, Illustrations By Ernest Franklin (signed By All three)

by Bulow, Ernie

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Gallup, NM: Buffalo Medicine Books, 1991. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. An original color drawing by Ernest Franklin, additionally signed by Ernie Bulow, Tony Hillerman and Ernest Franklin on the front free endpaper. 215 pages, bibliography. The foreword by Tony Hillerman is a fascinating introduction to Navajo culture. Ernie Bulow has presented an amazing number of insights into the… Read more about this item
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The Peninsula of Yucatan; Medical, Biological, Meteorological and Sociological Studies
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The Peninsula of Yucatan; Medical, Biological, Meteorological and Sociological Studies

by Shattuck, George Cheever

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Washington: Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1933. Thick Quarto. Portrait frontispiece. xvii, 576 pages. Illustrated with photographic images and maps. Yucatan Medical surveys and other data.--Surveys in 1931 by the Third Yucatan Medical Expedition. The purpose of this work was to discuss the medical problems of the peninsula of Yucatan. The beautiful photographs of Chichen Itza add great interest to… Read more about this item
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Primitive Man
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Primitive Man

by Figuier, Louis

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New York: D. Aooleton and Co, 1871. Octavo. Frontispiece, 348 pages, index. After Charles Lyell's Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man, Figueir's work became a key idea on early man that clearly had abandoned the literal 6,000 year theory of the Garden of Eden. Franz Boas continued with all the anthropological ideas that influenced the 20th century. Some… Read more about this item
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Correspondence Between Dr. Frances Gillmore and Jerry Crouch, 1967-1968
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Correspondence Between Dr. Frances Gillmore and Jerry Crouch, 1967-1968

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Dr. Frances Gillmor in the English Department was better known as the specialist at the University of Arizona on Mexican art and culture but she was a good friend of the Publisher of the University of Kentucky Press, Jerry Crouch who had been her student. He begins by sending her a 2 ALS 32 line message on Christmas card… Read more about this item
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Monografia De Los Tarahumaras
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Monografia De Los Tarahumaras

by Basauri, Carlos

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Mexico: Talleres Graficos De La Nacion, 1929. Quarto. 85 pages, Spanish text, illustrated by photographic images. The Rarmuri mostly practice their sacrifice ritual when singing the Tutugri (coyote) dance. One of the most interesting aspects of this ritual is their mixing of Christian symbols and their use of sacrifice. When they are about to sacrifice the… Read more about this item
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An Ethnographic Study of Traditional Money; a Definition of Money and Descriptions of Traditional Money
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An Ethnographic Study of Traditional Money; a Definition of Money and Descriptions of Traditional Money

by Opitz, Charles J.

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Ocala, Florida(2000): First Impressions Printing. First Edition. Quarto. 411 pages, bibliography, index. The range of what constitutes money from wampum of the American Indian to the mamulis used as the bride price on the Island of Sumba, what is used for money covers the earliest definitions, the comprehensive listing of the forms of money, with 1200 photographs… Read more about this item
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The Pawnee: Mythology (Part I), All Published

The Pawnee: Mythology (Part I), All Published

by Dorsey, George A.

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Washington, DC: Published By the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1906. 546 pages. Signed by the author on the title page. The author was the Curator of Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History. Although labeled "Part I", this work is complete within itself and contains 148 tales of the Kitkehahki, Pitahauirat, and Chaui bands of the Pawnee. The… Read more about this item
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True Indian Stories; with Glossary of Indiana Indian Names (signed By J.P. Dunn)
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True Indian Stories; with Glossary of Indiana Indian Names (signed By J.P. Dunn)

by Dunn, Jacob Platt

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Indianapolis: Sentinel, 1909. Small Octavo. Signed by the author. 320 [2] pp. ads, [2] leaves of plates, illustrations. Dunn was a careful scholar and hired by the Bureau of American Ethnology to write on the Miami and Potawatomi languages. Contents: Little Turtle, the Death of Witches, why Tecumseh fought, the fall of the prophet William Wells, the defense of… Read more about this item
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The Longevity of Man; Its Facts and Fictions; with a Prefatory Letter to Prof. Owen..on the Limits and Frequency of Exceptional Cases
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The Longevity of Man; Its Facts and Fictions; with a Prefatory Letter to Prof. Owen..on the Limits and Frequency of Exceptional Cases

by Thoms, William John

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London: Norgate, 1879. Octavo. xxxii, 320 pages. The author was a legendary antiquary whose scholarship gave us the word "folklore". He wrote on the origins of the duties, privileges and ranks of nobility, and he was the friend as well as an influence on Charles Dickens and many of the accomplished writers and scholars in England. It was his… Read more about this item
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Continuities of Hopi Culture Change

Continuities of Hopi Culture Change

by Clemmer, Richard O.

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Ramona, California: Acoma Books, 1976. Quarto. 90p. Bibliography. Photographs. Inscribed by the author. A major study of the Hopi Traditional Movement that is among the most intense studies within the tribe made in the late 1970's and still used today for insight into the ancient myths and the power structure of the BAE imposed on Hopi culture.… Read more about this item
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Island of Passion (Ra'Ivavae)

by Marshall, Donald

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1962
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London: George Allen & Unwin, 1962. Cloth/hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 301p. When this book was written, Donald Marshall, an anthropologist, had heard that the erotic practcies on the Island of Ra'ivavae were once well-known but suppressed because of missionary influence. Here he was able to finally get… Read more about this item
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One Speaker, Two Languages; Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Code-Switching
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One Speaker, Two Languages; Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Code-Switching

by Milroy, Lesley and Pieter Muysken

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Cambridge; (1995): Cambridge University Press. First Edition. Octavo. . First printing. 365p. index. The standard for all aspects of code-switching. The alternating use of several languages by bilingual speakers-does not usually indicate lack or competence on the part of the speaker in any of the languages concerned but results from complex bilingual skills. This volume of essays by leading… Read more about this item
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Studies on the Tihamah: The Report of the Tihamah Expedition 1982 and Related Papers

by Stone, Francine

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1985
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Longmans, Green, and Co, 1985. Cloth Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 148p. index. Reviewer's copy Norman Whalen with review from American Anthropologist (vol 90, no. 2, June 1988). A carefully organized, documented work which should be a basic reference work for Arabian studies.
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Hue, Nghe Va Lang Nghe Thu Cong Truyen Thong (Hue, Its Traditional Handicrafts and Trade Guilds)

by Nguyen, Hu'u Thong

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1994
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Hue: Nha Xuat Ban Thuan Hoa, 1994. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. English and Vietnamese text. 8vo., 383pp. Scholarly treatise on guild structure in a largely rural-based handicraft industry. With suite of color photographs. Bibliography. In illustrated wrappers.
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