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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

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

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

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" .

$10.00

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" .

$10.00

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" .

$10.00

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" .

$10.00

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" .

$10.00

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 .

$27.00

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

Indian Civilization: a Lecture by Stanley Pumphrey of England with  Introduction by John G. Whittier
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Indian Civilization: a Lecture by Stanley Pumphrey of England with Introduction by John G. Whittier

By Pumphrey, Stanley, and John G. Whittier

Philadelphia: Bible and Tract Distributing Society. Good with no dust jacket. 1877. Pamphlet. Original grey wrapper has chips, soil, and creasing. Text pages have corner wear, some chips, and light soil. The large folding map of Indian Territory in 1876 is tipped in and in good condition with some wear at the folds. This speech was given just after the Custer Massacre of 1876 and emphasizes the peaceful politics and cooperation with Indian agencies of most Indians at the time. Included are an introduction by John Greenleaf Whittier, an appendix "Evidence on the Condition of Indians in Canada" by J. T. Gilkison, and an appendix "Peace with the Sioux," a letter from Bishop Whipple detailing how treaties had been violated and confidence destroyed in federal government dealings with the Sioux. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 52 pp .

$950.00

Notice Sur Les Indiens De L'Amerique Du Nord: Ornee De Quatre Portraits  Colories, Dessines D'Apres Nature, Et D'Une Carte
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Notice Sur Les Indiens De L'Amerique Du Nord: Ornee De Quatre Portraits Colories, Dessines D'Apres Nature, Et D'Une Carte

By Vail, Eugene A.

Paris: Arthur Bertrand. Good with no dust jacket. 1840. Hardcover. Account of the Indians of North America (in French). Three-quarter blue leather over marbled boards with gilt and red on spine. Corners and edges rubbed with heavy wear on spine ends. Blue marbled endpapers, gilt top edge, deckle edge. Foxing throughout, mostly on edges, with moderate soil on first several pages. Four color plates including the frontispiece and one large fold-out colored map. The map has foxing and a one inch tear where it is tipped in and shows the location of major North American tribes. A general description and history by Eugene Vail, a United States citizen, who wrote a number of books for the French. Howes V 7, Sabin 98293. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 246 pp .

$1200.00

Indian Basketry: Studies in a Textile Art without Machinery
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Indian Basketry: Studies in a Textile Art without Machinery

By Mason, Otis Tufton

New York, NY: Doubleday, Page, and Co.. Good. 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Hefty two volume set in pale green decorative cloth document indigenous Norht American basketry techniques. Tufton was a curator in ethnology at the then-United States National Museum which was to become the Smithsonian. Scarce in this first edition. Line illustrations and photographic plates throughout. Boards are quite rubbed on edges, corners bumped, edges of text block rough. Interior clean and free of markings, hinges are starting to split but binding is tight.; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

$475.00

Pueblo Indian Religion

By Parsons, Elsie Clews

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Good. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. In these two volumes, Parsons synthesizes her work among the Tewa, Hopi, and other Pueblo tribes. Previous owner bookplate and signature on front endpaper. Brown cloth boards are rubbed on edges, with corners starting to fray. Interior otherwise clean and free of markings.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$400.00

French and Indians of Illinois River

By Matson, N.

Princeton, IL: Republican Job Printing Establishment. Good. 1874. Second Edition. Hardcover. Red cloth boards with leather strip pasted on spine. Some wear to edges and corners of boards. Interior clean, binding tight. No frontispiece. Graff 2714; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$70.00

Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians

By Catlin, George

London, UK: Self-Published. Good with no dust jacket. 1852. Third Edition. Hardcover. "Being notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe with his North American Indian Collection." Third edition of Catlin's account of traveling Europe with his portraits, along with representatives of tribes in North America.Two volumes in one. Re-backed. Edges of boards are rubbed, corners fraying. Newer spine has one crack at head, both ends are bumped. Corners torn on page 159 and the last free page of the book. 24 illustrations, all are present.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$225.00

Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians

By Catlin, George

Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Bradley. Fair with no dust jacket. 1860. Hardcover. "Written During Eight Years Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America" Two volumes in one. Pictorial boards with intricate gilt illustration. 150 illustrations on steel and wood. Howes C-241. Boards are severely rubbed on edges and are starting to separate, tears along gutters. Part of top edge of spine has been torn away, remaining piece is very loose. Some foxing throughout text and besides some pencil notations near front, interior is clean. Candidate for re-bind.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$225.00

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