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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
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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

Smoking Pipe of Peace At Grace Dance Stereoview
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Smoking Pipe of Peace At Grace Dance 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 a crowd of Native Americans, wagons, and umbrellas, is from the early 1900s. Scarce, with no records or copies found on OCLC or elsewhere for this caption. ; 3 1/2" x 7" .

$150.00

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

Indian Blankets and Their Makers
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Indian Blankets and Their Makers

By James, George Wharton

Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Tan boards with brown imprint. In custom slipcase. Light rubbing and bumping of corners and light soil. Gilt top edge. Light soil on edges and a few pages. Minor hinge cracking at rear. This well-illustrated book of Navajo weaving has many full-color plates of blankets and many more black and white photographs from writer and photographer James. Howes J 43. ; Color Illustrations; 10 1/4" x 7 1/2"; 213 pp .

$275.00

Works of Bancroft Volumes I-V: the Native Races
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Works of Bancroft Volumes I-V: the Native Races

By Bancroft, Hubert Howe

San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Company. Good. 1882. Hardcover. Volumes I-V of Bancroft's masssive 39 volumes of history, the complete set of The Native Races portion of Bancroft's Works. The volumes are housed in fine brown cloth custom slipcases with title labels. Beveled blind embossed original maroon boards with gilt on spines. Boards have rubbing, slight sunning on spines, bumped corners, and light soil. Some hinges are slightly loose. Soil on edges, with clean interiors. Volume I : Wild Tribes, xlix, 797, six folding maps showing distribution of tribes in North America. Rear hinge cracked slightly, small hole in first free endpaper. Volume II: Civilized Nations, x, 805, one folding map and one folding chart. Volume III: Myths and Languages, x, 796. Volume IV: Antiquities, vii, 807, illustrated, with one folding map. Volume V: Primitive History, xi, 796, two folding maps. The maps are in very good condition throughout. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$300.00

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

Winter in the Blood
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Winter in the Blood

By Welch, James

New York: Harper & Row. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. 0064519902 . Mylared dust jacket with chips at corners and spine ends and faint sunning on spine. Not price clipped. Faint red ink stamp with the name "Alice" on front inside flap. Blue boards with brown cloth spine. Some wear on spine gilt lettering, rubbed corners. Interior clean. Signed by the author on the title page, dated 1995. ; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 176 pp; Signed by Author .

$65.00

Visions and Voices: Native American Painting from the Philbrook Museum of  Art
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Visions and Voices: Native American Painting from the Philbrook Museum of Art

By Wyckoff, Lydia (editor)

Tulsa, OK: Philbrook Museum of Art. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover. 0866590129 . Hardcover still in shrinkwrap, but with one small spot on the rear of the dust jacket. Black cloth boards. The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa highlights its Native American collection in this book with 484 paintings in color and black and white illustrations, with biographical information on the artists. ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 304 pp .

$70.00

Kwakiutl Culture As Reflected in Mythology
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Kwakiutl Culture As Reflected in Mythology

By Boas, Franz

American Folk-Lore Society. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1935. Hardcover. Brown cloth binding with gilt imprint. Rubbed and bumped corners, binding tight, brown top edge. Book plate on the front pastedown endpaper with some offsetting opposite, previous owner's stamp on first free endpaper. Light soil on a few pages. Ex-library with blind stamp on first contents page. This copy is misbound, with the title and half title pages from another book, Zuni Mythology. The table of contents and spine are for the correct text. Franz Boas, "The Father of Modern Anthropology," was a prolific recorder of folklore among his other contributions, and he studied the Kwakiutl society of the Pacific Northwest early in his career. This volume is part of the Memoirs of the American Folk-Lore Society, Volume XVIII. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 190 pp .

$210.00

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