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The Navajo Indians
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The Navajo Indians

By Coolidge, Mary Roberts; Coolidge, Dane

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company / Riverside Press, 1930. Hardcover. Very good/very good. x, 316 pp. 22.5 cm orange cloth hardcover binding with brown lettering on front board and spine. Includes pictorial dustjacket wrapped in protective mylar. Map on endpapers. 19 b&w plates. Small chips in edge of jacket. Owner's sig. on front free endpaper. Minor spotting. Text and illustrations clear and unmarked. Includes an appendix of Navajo vocabulary.

$50.00

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

The Eagle of Thunder Cape
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The Eagle of Thunder Cape

By PIPER, W. S.

New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1924. Hardcover. Good. x, 235 p. 19 cm. Frontisportrait with onionskin plus 22 b&w plates. Blue cloth hardcover with gold impression. Edges worn. Inscribed on front free end paper. A touch of foxing. This book aims to preserve the legends and stories of the Ojibway First Nation in the Thunder Bay area. Contents: Introduction; the Lost Mother Mine; the Legend of Green Mantle; and a Summer Vacation on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The author consulted several indigenous friends of the tribe, but the book remains a colonial perspective on the tribe and their land.

$35.00

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

A Voyage Round the World Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788 by the Boussole and Astrolabe
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A Voyage Round the World Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788 by the Boussole and Astrolabe

By de la PeÏrouse, Jean F.G.

Amsterdam; New York: N. Israel; Da Capo Press, 1968. Hardcover. Near Fine. lvi, 539, viii, 531 + atlas with 7 maps and 71 plates. Reprint of the London 1799 ed. Hardcover with mylar jackets ( jacket missing on volume 1). Sabin 38962. TPL 596. La Perouse sailed from France in 1785 with two ships for the western coast of America, which he explored from Alaska to Monterey in 1786. This account, with ships' records ect., he sent to France from Botany Bay in January 1788 after which he vanished with both ships. A search expedition dispatched by the French government, 1791-94, failed to solve the mystery of his disappearance. This account, with the plates and charts, includes detailed observations on the nature and natives of the Pacific coast of Canada.

$250.00

American Indian Tomahawks
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American Indian Tomahawks

By PETERSON, Harold L.

The Gun Room Press, 1994. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine. Originally published by The Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, Vol. XIX. viii, 142 p. 26 cm. 13 b&w plates, text figures, photographic section at rear. With an Appendix: The Blacksmith Shop by Milford G. Chandler. 300 specimens chosen illustrating the principal types. Directory of Makers and Dealers. Index to Provenience. Bibliography. Harold Leslie Peterson was the Chief Curator of the National Park Service and a noted arms scholar.

$350.00