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Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo
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Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo

By RINK, Henrik; LARSEN, Helge (intro.)

Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1974. Reprint. Hardcover. As new/Very good. xii, 472 p. 20 cm dark orange cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine. Graphic dustjacket wrapped in protective mylar. Plates and in-text illustrations (b&w). Two fold-out plates. Reprinted from earlier edition, London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1875.; edited by Dr. Robert Brown, author of "The Races of Mankind." Minor bumping to spine extremes. Dustjacket a bit rubbed with title on spine faded. Pages clean. Text unmarked. No other discernible wear. Topics include language, mode of life, religion, traditions, tales, origin and history, science, art and contact with Europeans.

$45.00

Huron-Wyandot Traditional Narratives in Translations and Native Texts
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Huron-Wyandot Traditional Narratives in Translations and Native Texts

By BARBEAU, Marius

Ottawa: Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, 1960. Card Covers. Good. vi, 338 p. 25 cm. One map and 14 b&w plates. National Museum of Canada Bulletin No. 165. Grey card covers with black print have some soiling. Spine ends chipped. Pages clean. Text unmarked. Huron-Wyandot was an Iroquoian dialect spoken along the St. Lawrence and Huronia in the 17th century. These are some of their traditional narratives, simple and direct in form. The compiler of these texts interviewed Catherine Coon, Smith Nichols, Star (Hiram) Young, Mary McKee, John Kayrahoo, Allen Johnson, Eldredge H. Brown, Mary Kelley, Henry Stand. The author hired his informants and interpreters and took their narratives down in dictation using phonetics. The 40 texts include "Phratries established," "The beaver teeth as a charm," "How a famine was ended," "The pumpkin and the rabbit," "The Wyandots at war with the Senecas," "How the whites fought the Wyandots," etc. Bibliography included.

$50.00

The Ceramics of Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala
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The Ceramics of Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala

By WETHERINGTON, Ronald K. (ed.)

The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1978. hardvover. . Very Good. x, 590 p. 29 cm. Hundreds of tables, figures, photos, maps. The Pennsylvania State University Press Monograph Series on Kaminaljuyu. Brown cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine. Topics include ceramics and culture history, ceramics and technology.

$50.00

Bibliography of the Athapascan Languages
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Bibliography of the Athapascan Languages

By PILLING, James Constantine

Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1892. Soft cover. Fair. xiii, 125 p. 23 cm. 4 facsimiles. Grey paper covers with black print. Spine missing. Front cover separating. Ink stamp rear of title page and number on title. Paper yellowing. Index of Languages includes Ahtena, Willopah, Chippewyan, Dene, Navajo, etc.

$20.00