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Through White Men's Eyes: a Contribution to Navajo History
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Through White Men's Eyes: a Contribution to Navajo History

By Correll, J. Lee

Window Rock, AZ: Navajo Heritage Center. Good with no dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue faux leather boards with decorative paper paste-down title on front and spine. List of errata taped to inside of front board. Head of spine has 3/4" tear. Light soiling to boards and light toning to endpapers. Text block is clean and binding is tight. A chronological record of the Navajo People from earliest times to the Treaty of June 1, 1868. Includes a variety of black and white photographs and illustrations relating to the history of the Navajo People. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 414 pp .

$38.00

Rock Art of the Zuni-Cibola Region
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Rock Art of the Zuni-Cibola Region

By Young, Jane, and Nancy L. Bartman

Very Good with no dust jacket. 1981. Pamphlet. Orange paper wrapper with rock art illustration on back and front and title on front. Wrapper is clean, with the lightest of wear around top edge. Text block is totally clean. No loose pages. A general description of rock art in the Zuni-Cibola region of New Mexico and Arizona, with intentionally brief text to allow for photographs and drawings which illustrate more powerfully than words the importance of rock art as a cultural resource. Contains two color photographs in addition to black and white images and illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 43 pp .

$18.00

Mohave Indians
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Mohave Indians

By Smith, Gerald A.

San Bernardino, CA: San Bernardino County Museum. Good with no dust jacket. 1966. Paperback. Pale green paper wrapper with black text and drawings on front and back. Cover for spine has fallen off, leaving staples and dried glue residue exposed, but the pages are still held together very securely. Light toning to edges of pages and toning to wrapper. Includes a variety of black-and-white photographs and drawings depicting Mohave Indians and aspects of their daily life. Part of the Historic Indians of San Bernardino County series. An investigation of the Mohave Indians, including historical background, answers to questions such as "What did the Mohaves eat?" and "What was their government like?" and a segment on the present-day state of Mohave Indian life in 1966.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 66 pp .

$34.00

Flowers of the Wind
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Flowers of the Wind

By Blackburn, Thomas C.

Socorro, NM: Ballena Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1977. Paperback. Beige paper wrapper with black text on front, back, and spine. Light soiling to back cover and spine. Some toning to cover, endpapers, and edges. Bottom right corner of front cover is slightly curled. Text block is clean and binding is tight. A collection of papers on ritual, myth, and symbolism in California and the Southwest by eight different authors, edited by Thomas C. Blackburn and Lowell John Bean. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 194 pp .

$38.00

Frijoles Canyon Pictographs
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Frijoles Canyon Pictographs

By Baumann, Gustave

Los Angeles, CA: William & Victoria Dailey. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1980. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Yellow boards covered with black wood block print. Pastedown label on cover and spine. Boards are clean with slight wear at edges of spine. Boards are slightly bowed, but binding is square and tight. Very light soiling to top edge of text block, but interior is clean. Cream dust jacket with light brown wood block print. Very light soiling to rear edges of dust jacket. Hand-printed by Patrick Reagh from Gustave Baumann's original blocks in an edition of 250, this volume is numbered 48. This edition from William & Victoria Dailey is a gorgeously designed reprint of the very rare 1939 original. The green decorative endpapers feature Gustave Baumann woodcuts not used in the original publication; they are seen here for the first time. German-born Gustave Baumann was an influential American printmaker and key figure in the color woodcut revival. This series of prints, based upon pictographs found in Frijoles Canyon (within Bandolier National Monument) , illustrate the deep love and respect that Baumann felt for the Southwest. They clearly represent the pictographs, while still showing Baumann's hand. Primarily single-color, there are three tri-color prints included, including a monumental four-page fold-out image. The prints and images are further contextualized by lyrical essays from both Baumann and preeminent archaeologist Alfred Vincent Kidder. ; Book; Wood block print; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 22 pp .

$675.00

Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Arts
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Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Arts

By Warnock, John; Warnock, Marva; Nagy, Clinton

U.S.A.: University of Utah Press. New in New dust jacket. 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780874809541 . New and in still in publisher's shrink wrap. Produced to accompany the exhibition at University of Utah, Splendid Heritage-Perspectives on American Indian Art. Beautiful color plates. ; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall; 223 pp .

$45.00

Photographs Made on the Rodman Wanamaker Historical Expeditions to the  North American Indian Comprise the Most Complete Collection of Indian  Subjects in Existence
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Photographs Made on the Rodman Wanamaker Historical Expeditions to the North American Indian Comprise the Most Complete Collection of Indian Subjects in Existence

Very Good. A scarce catalog of photos taken by Joseph K. Dixon. No date. Light soil, a few creases and chips, and paper scuffs on wrapper. Advertising the entire exhibit of the Rodman Wanamaker Indian Pictures at the Palace of Education, Avenue C, between Fifth and Sixth Streets. Philadelphia department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker funded expeditions to photograph what he considered a "vanishing race." Joseph Kossuth Dixon's photos were heavily staged and Wanamaker was also filming using Native Americans as actors. The expeditions to the Western United States reservations took place in 1908, 1909, and 1913, and the pamphlet's sepia-toned photos have copyright dates of 1913 and 1914. The proceeds for the prints were to go to a National American Indian Memorial that broke ground but was never constructed. ; B&W Photographs; 7" x 5"; 12 pp .

$75.00

Ruiner Af Klippboningar I Mesa Verde Canons
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Ruiner Af Klippboningar I Mesa Verde Canons

By Nordenskiold, G.

Stockholm, Sweden: P.A. Norstedt & Soners Forlag. Very Good. 1893. First Edition. Cloth. A first edition of Gustaf Nordenskiold's beautifully illustrated first scientific study of Mesa Verde's ruins. Original red stamped boards with gilt imprint. Sunning on spine, rubbed corners. Light soil and toning on pages with some offsetting from the plates. Collated complete with seventeen plates as called for. The photogravures are very high quality images and include a two-page center spread of the Cliff Palace. Many maps and plans also illustrate the Swedish text. Gustaf Nordenskiold excavated and collected Mesa Verde artifacts in the summer of 1891, working with Richard Wetherill and taking some of the best early photographs of Southwest ruins. Howes N 174. ; Book; 14 3/4" x 11" .

$1500.00

Chief Moise in Snake Dance 1907 Stereoview
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Chief Moise in Snake Dance 1907 Stereoview

By Forsyth, N. A.

Butte, MT: N. A. Forsyth. Very Good. 1907. Photograph. A Montana stereoview from one of the state's best known early photographers. Light soil and edge wear, good contrast. Norman A. Forsyth had a studio in Butte from the 1880s through the 1940s and produced hundreds of different photographs published as stereoviews. Depicts Flathead Chief Moise and company with hills in the background. No copies found on OCLC. ; 3 1/2" x 7" .

$150.00

Mr. Wild Gun and Family (Blackfeet) Stereoview
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Mr. Wild Gun and Family (Blackfeet) Stereoview

By Forsyth, N. A.

Butte, MT: N. A. Forsyth. Very Good. Photograph. A Montana stereoview from one of the state's best known early photographers. Light soil and edge wear, good contrast. Norman A. Forsyth had a studio in Butte from the 1880s through the 1940s and produced hundreds of different photographs published as stereoviews. This photo, depicting several tipis and Mr. Wild Gun and family, is from the early 1900s. No copies found on OCLC. ; 3 1/2" x 7" .

$150.00

Tribes of the Columbia Valley and the Coast of Washington and Oregon
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Tribes of the Columbia Valley and the Coast of Washington and Oregon

By Lewis, Albert Buell

Lancaster, PA: New Era Printing Company. Very Good. 1906. First Edition. Softcover. Cover states reprinted from the Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Volume I, Part 2, 1906, with a printing date of September, 1906 listed. Chipped edges, light soil and toning on edges, and a three-inch spine tear on brittle light grey wrapper. Pages 147-209, uncut. This was part of Albert Buell Lewis' doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, where he worked in the departments of anthropology and psychology. Lewis was most recognized for leading the Joseph N. Field South Pacific Expedition in Melanesia from 1909 to 1913. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 63 pp .

$300.00

Outlines of the Philosophy of the North American Indians
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Outlines of the Philosophy of the North American Indians

By Powell, John Wesley

New York: Douglas-Taylor. Good. 1877. Pamphlet. Read before the American Geographical Society, at Chickering Hall, December 29th, 1876. Disbound. Light soil on title page, chips on last page. A few hand corrections. John Wesley Powell discusses cosmology, religion and mythology themes of western Indians, with some examples and a myth on the origin of the echo at the conclusion. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 19 pp .

$55.00

Taopi and His Friends, or the Indians, Wrongs and Rights
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Taopi and His Friends, or the Indians, Wrongs and Rights

By Welsh, William, editor

Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger. Very Good. 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. An uncommon presentation copy. Original dark reddish-brown cloth boards with gilt imprint. Rubbed corners, one edge dent and a few soil spots on front. Light soil on edges, tear and crease in last free endpaper. Frontis with tissue guard, xviii, 125. Light soil on a few pages and an inscription on title page. The title page is signed and inscribed by Bishop Whipple for Mrs. Sherman, most likely the wife of General William T. Sherman, with whom Bishop Whipple was good friends. The book is a collection of a missionary journal by Rev. S. D. Hinman, a eulogy address by Bishop Henry Whipple for Taopi, a history of missions and the Santee Sioux, and other related letters and government reports on the Santee and Taopi. Taopi was a pacifist and one of the Sioux in Minnesota that adopted farming under missionary influence. Episcopalian Bishop Whipple was one of the most influential missionaries advocating for Native Americans at the time, working with the Sioux and Ojibwe in Minnesota. ; 7 1/2" x 5 1/4"; 125 pp; Signed by One Author .

$450.00

Indian Blankets and Their Makers
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Indian Blankets and Their Makers

By James, George Wharton

New York: Tudor Publishing Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1937. Hardcover. The 1937 reprint of the 1914 first edition, in its very scarce original box and dust jacket. Mylared dust jacket has chips, a half inch tear, and clipped corners. Red cloth boards with gilt and green imprint. Spine is shaken. Top edge red, other edges with some soil spots. Endpapers have shadow toning, and a few pages have light soil. The box is in good condition with some wear and light soil, with a pastedown front lid matching the cover. With sixty-four illustrations and thirty-two color plates. A well-illustrated classic on Navajo weaving from writer and photographer George Wharton James. ; 10 1/4" x 7 3/4"; 213 pp .

$375.00

Navajo Women’s Wearing Blanket Poster
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Navajo Women’s Wearing Blanket Poster

By Silverman, Jack

New. 1984. Poster. "The background of thin, alternating black and white stripes characteristic of women's chief's blankets is all but eclipsed by the six triangular eyedazzler motifs emerging from the margins of this blanket. The horizontal brown stripe at the center (a motif common to Ute-style First Phase chief's blankets and Navajo brown-center mantas) grounds all the activity of vivid color and exaggerated design taking place above and below it." - Joshua Baer. Poster images in the Silverman Museum Collection reflect the careful attention to detail by Jack Silverman. The imagery is first executed in serigraph form in 65 to 100 screen applications on Arches handmade paper. After satisfying his critical eye, Jack supervises the printing of the art reproductions in poster form on high quality, acid-free archival paper. Each poster is reproduced in six to twelve press runs on Curtis Brightwater cover stock in a consistent format with the others in the series. These posters then become not only strikingly colorful art pieces, but also a careful documentation of the human spirit that gave life to these beautiful, functional garments. ; 24" x 36" .

$25.00

Classic Navajo Third Phase Chief Blanket Poster
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Classic Navajo Third Phase Chief Blanket Poster

By Silverman, Jack

New. 1984. Poster. "During the second half of the 19th century, the primary market for Navajo blankets shifted from other Native American tribes to Anglo-Americans. While Native Americans had preferred Navajo Blankets featuring simple arrangements of horizontal stripes, Anglo Americans found the relative simplicity of first and second phase chief's blankets uninspiring, Anglo Americans also preferred bordered compositions to unbordered compositions, probably because most Oriental carpets featured bordered compositions. In response to the Anglo American preferences, Navajo weavers introduced the concentric diamond to their chief's blankets. The chief's blanket's traditional, horizontally striped field was decorated by the arrangement of a full central diamond surrounded by eight partial diamonds. This gave the chief's blanket a focal point, and the suggestion of a border. Almost overnight, the diamond pattern (or “third phase" pattern, as it is more commonly known) became extremely popular among Anglo American tourists, settlers, military personnel and merchants throughout the Americana west. In this superb example, the bold design and restrained size of the diamonds strikes an elegant balance with the striped field. The result is an icon of the 19th century Navajo weaving." - Joshua Baer. Poster images in the Silverman Museum Collection reflect the careful attention to detail by Jack Silverman. The imagery is first executed in serigraph form in 65 to 100 screen applications on Arches handmade paper. After satisfying his critical eye, Jack supervises the printing of the art reproductions in poster form on high quality, acid-free archival paper. Each poster is reproduced in six to twelve press runs on Curtis Brightwater cover stock in a consistent format with the others in the series. These posters then become not only strikingly colorful art pieces, but also a careful documentation of the human spirit that gave life to these beautiful, functional garments. ; 24" x 36" .

$25.00

Navajo Germantown Chief Blanket Poster
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Navajo Germantown Chief Blanket Poster

By Silverman, Jack

New. 1984. Poster. Poster of a blanket from the Millicent Rogers Museum Collection. "A very straightforward composition with a square, solid geometry of design combines with a red/green/purple color vibration to create a deeply powerful piece. Few Navajo chief's blankets from either the Classic, Late Classic or Germantown periods can match the aesthetic impact of this impressive textile." - Joshua Baer. Poster images in the Silverman Museum Collection reflect the careful attention to detail by Jack Silverman. The imagery is first executed in serigraph form in 65 to 100 screen applications on Arches handmade paper. After satisfying his critical eye, Jack supervises the printing of the art reproductions in poster form on high quality, acid-free archival paper. Each poster is reproduced in six to twelve press runs on Curtis Brightwater cover stock in a consistent format with the others in the series. These posters then become not only strikingly colorful art pieces, but also a careful documentation of the human spirit that gave life to these beautiful, functional garments. ; 24" x 36" .

$25.00

Rio Grande Blanket Poster
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Rio Grande Blanket Poster

By Silverman, Jack

New. 1984. Poster. "Toward the end of the nineteenth century, Navajo and Hispanic weavers mastered the art of dying handspun wool with synthetic dyes, just as generations before them had mastered the art of dying with indigo. Available since the 1890s. With intensity of color carrying from one dye lot to the next, weavers utilized this to create depth within each color. A simple striped pattern becomes very entertaining with the vibrant pink, blue, green and purple combination of yarns, as in this serape." - Joshua Baer. Poster images in the Silverman Museum Collection reflect the careful attention to detail by Jack Silverman. The imagery is first executed in serigraph form in 65 to 100 screen applications on Arches handmade paper. After satisfying his critical eye, Jack supervises the printing of the art reproductions in poster form on high quality, acid-free archival paper. Each poster is reproduced in six to twelve press runs on Curtis Brightwater cover stock in a consistent format with the others in the series. These posters then become not only strikingly colorful art pieces, but also a careful documentation of the human spirit that gave life to these beautiful, functional garments. ; 24" x 36" .

$25.00

Classic Navajo First Phase Chief Blanket Poster
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Classic Navajo First Phase Chief Blanket Poster

By Silverman, Jack

New. 1984. Poster. "During the first half of the 19th century, the Navajo traded extensively with other Native American tribes. Demand for Navajo blankets was especially strong among the Plains tribes, notably among the Arapaho, the Cheyenne and the Sioux. At that time, the Plains tribes were settled east of the Rocky Mountains and west of the Mississippi and Missouri valleys, in villages and encampments surrounded by landscapes of rolling hills, flat horizons and endless skies. The first phase chief's blanket, characterized by its composition of horizontal, parallel stripes, was a familiar trade item among the Plains people. First phase chief's blankets were expensive, commanding a barter price of fifty horses; one hundred buffalo hides, ten rifles or three ounces of gold. The term "chief's blanket" came into the vernacular because only the highest ranking members of the Plains tribes—the chiefs—could afford to trade into such a valuable garment. To this day, the first phase chief's blanket remains among the most desirable of all American Indian works of art." - Joshua Baer. Poster images in the Silverman Museum Collection reflect the careful attention to detail by Jack Silverman. The imagery is first executed in serigraph form in 65 to 100 screen applications on Arches handmade paper. After satisfying his critical eye, Jack supervises the printing of the art reproductions in poster form on high quality, acid-free archival paper. Each poster is reproduced in six to twelve press runs on Curtis Brightwater cover stock in a consistent format with the others in the series. These posters then become not only strikingly colorful art pieces, but also a careful documentation of the human spirit that gave life to these beautiful, functional garments. ; 24" x 36" .

$25.00

Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Arts
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Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Arts

By Warnock, John; Warnock, Marva; Nagy, Clinton

U.S.A.: University of Utah Press. New in New dust jacket. 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780874809541 . Produced to accompany the exhibition at University of Utah, Splendid Heritage-Perspectives on American Indian Art. In a black slipcase with embossed design. Beautiful color plates. ; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall; 223 pp .

$55.00

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