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The False Faces of the Iroquois
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The False Faces of the Iroquois

By Fenton, William N.

Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. Second printing.  xxii, 522 pp.  4to.   Softcover.  With photographs of 24 masks - false faces and husk faces - in color, and numerous b&w photographs of masks, rattles, tree carvings, ceremonial rites. "A monument to Iroquois culture"....."the most definitive, comprehensive treatment of this important and thoroughly fascinating topic that we will ever see." Volume 178 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series. Published in cooperation with the Museum of the American Indian. Near Fine.. Near Fine.

$275.00

Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

By Judson, Katharine

Chicago: A.C.McClurg & Co., 1916. 193 pp. Green cloth with pictorial cover. 51 full page photographs. Zuni, Pima, Paiute, Shastika, Miwok and many more tribes' stories of the creation of the universe, animals, and humans. Very Good. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$25.00

Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York Procured in Holland, England and France Vol. VII London Documents 1756-1767

By Brodhead, John Romeyn

Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1856. Edited By E. B. O'Callaghan. xvi, 1006, [2] pp. Brown cloth, spine gilt. Large Quarto. A large number of these documents pertain to correspondence and proceedings between Sir William Johnson and the Six Nations, including transcriptions of meetings with Indian delegates, chiefs and sachems, quoting at length the eloquent Indian speakers. The spine and boards have some general wear and dampstaining but the binding is solid and tight. Photos happily provided. Oversize: overseas & Canadian customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the books will ship at cost. . Hard Cover.

$75.00

Old John Neptune and Other Maine Indian Shamans

By Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy

Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1945. xii, 209 pp with index. Blue buckram, spine title gilt. One of 500 copies on laid paper. 10 plates, including frontispiece portrait of John Neptune. Eckstorm was a personal friend of the tribe, having worked with them with her fur trader father. John Neptune was the Governor and Hereditary Chief of the Penobscot Tribe as well as shaman to his people. Eckstorm, in this classic study, traces Neptune's life and his ancestors, discusses the history and politics of the Penobscot tribe and describes their spiritual beliefs. Near Fine, with publisher's prospectus laid in (with order slip clipped out) and original bill of sale ( for $5.50 postpaid ! ) from the Southworth-Anthoensen Press, dated October 8, 1945. The prospectus, also on rag paper, describes an edition of 600 copies (and "about 220 pages"). The book itself does not state the size of the edition; other sources indicate 500 were actually published.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$250.00

Old John Neptune and Other Maine Indian Shamans

By Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy

Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1945. xii, 209 pp with index. Blue buckram, spine title gilt. One of 500 copies on laid paper. 10 plates, including frontispiece portrait of John Neptune. Eckstorm was a personal friend of the tribe, having worked with them with her fur trader father. John Neptune was the Governor and Hereditary Chief of the Penobscot Tribe as well as shaman to his people. Eckstorm, in this classic study, traces Neptune's life and his ancestors, discusses the history and politics of the Penobscot tribe and describes their spiritual beliefs. Gilt faded on spine title and previous owner's name on ffep, else VG . First Edition. Hard Cover.

$150.00

The Conquest Of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing In The Promised Land, 1820-1875
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The Conquest Of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing In The Promised Land, 1820-1875

By Gary Clayton Anderson

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005. x, 544 pp. With 3 maps and numerous photographs of various Indian chiefs and settlers, soldiers and political figures of Texas. With extensive notes, bibliography and index. Minor nick at top of front board else Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$24.00

Penobscot Man. The Life History of a Forest Tribe in Maine.

By Speck, Frank G.

Orono, Maine: University of Maine Press, 1997. xx, 325, [3] pp. Softcover. Speck's classic account of the traditional practices and culture of the Penobscot Indians of Maine. With a new preface by David Sanger and 30 additional photographs. Fine.. Trade Paperback. Fine.

$35.00

The Penobscot Dance of Resistance: Tradition in the History of a People
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The Penobscot Dance of Resistance: Tradition in the History of a People

By Macdougall, Pauleena

Durham, New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire Press, 2004. ix, 250 pp. With chapter notes, extensive bibliography and index. Illustrations include maps and photographs. Macdougall taught at the University of Maine at Orono, and was Associate Director of the Maine Folklife Center while researching and writing her book. The Penobscot's tribal home, Indian Island is less than 10 miles from the Orono campus. This close physical association has allowed her unusual access to the tribal community, and gives depth to her book. Fine. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine.

$15.00

Ruins and Rivals. The Making of Southwest Archaeology
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Ruins and Rivals. The Making of Southwest Archaeology

By Snead, James E

Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2001. xxvi, 226, [4] pp. With bibliography, index. Green cloth.. Illustrated with b&w photos. Signed by the author on the title page. "Ruins and Rivals contains a wealth of anecdotal material that conveys the flavor of digs and discoveries, scholars and scoundrels, tracing the origins of everything from national monuments to 'Santa Fe Style.' " Fine, in dust jacket with a little moisture rippling to back panel. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

$35.00

A Dictionary of the Teton Dakota Sioux Language. Lakota-English: English-Lakota, with Consideration Given to Yankdon and Santee Oie Wowapi Wan: Lakota-Ieska : Ieska-Lakota

By Buechel, Eugene S.J.

Pine Ridge, South Dakota: Red Cloud Indian School, 1970. vi, 852 pp. Edited by Paul Manhart, S.J. Includes appendices. Bechel, a German-born Jesuit priest lived and worked with the Lakota Sioux from 1902 until his death in 1954. Work on his dictionary was continued by Rev. John Bryde, and compiled into its present form by Manhart.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$50.00

La Seigneurie des Îles et des Îlets de Mingan

By Lévesque, René

Montreal: Leméac, 1971. 232, [8] pp. With bibliography, appendices. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, tables, maps. Canada Council bookplate, light soiling, light edge wear. Text is in French.. Soft Cover. GVG.

$18.00

Photographing Navajos.  John Collier Jr. On the Reservation, 1948-1953.
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Photographing Navajos. John Collier Jr. On the Reservation, 1948-1953.

By Doty, C. Stewart; Mudge, Dale Sperry; and Benally, Herbert John

Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002. [viii], 224 pp. 97 b&w photographs taken by Collier between 1948 and 1953, with map, and text by Benally, Doty, and Mudge. Inscribed by Doty and Mudge on title page. Turquoise cloth, spine title gilt. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$50.00

Literary Aspects of North American Mythology

By Radin, Paul

Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1915. Canada Department of Mines Geological Survey. Museum Bulletin No. 16. Anthropological Series, No. 6. June 15, 1915. [ii], 52 pp. Lightly soiled, slight water-staining on rear panel. . Paper Wrappers. GVG. 8vo.

$15.00

The Idea of Fertilization in the Culture of the Pueblo Indians

By H. K. Haeberlin

Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint Co, 1974. [vi], 56 pp. Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association. Vol. III, No. I. Jan.-Mar., 1916. Blue paper wrappers lightly sunned. . Paper Wrappers. Very Good+.

$10.00

Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Volume XII

St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1908. xx, 827 pp. Volume XII. With index, illustrated with 38 plates, of which 7 are maps and the remainder portraits or photographs. Articles of interest include: The Dakotas/Sioux of Minnesota, Little Crow, Civil War Papers by Lucius Hubbard, History of Minnesota Journalism, etc. Black cloth with titles gilt on spine. Black cloth of this era tends to become weak or foxed due to the practice of setting the dye with iron mordants. There is some minor foxing of the cloth, and some pen marks in the table of contents. Oversize book: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the book will ship at cost. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$45.00

Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax: Sundries From Zinacantan

By Laughlin, Robert M.

Washington, D. C: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977. x, 427, [3] pp. Smithsonian Contributors to Anthropology, Number 25. With color frontispiece and 4 figures. Includes literature cited. Part 1 : Journals kept by two Tzotzil Mayans about visits to the USA in 1963 and 1967. Part 2: Ethnographic texts supplied by the Journal authors and others recreating Zinacantec dialog and activities. Inscribed to Charles Bell and his wife on the ffep: "For Danny and Charles hors d'oevres Bob." From the library of Charles Bell. Bell, a writer, poet and scholar, grew up in Greenville, Mississippi with Walker Percy and Shelby Foote. His first novel, The Married Land (1962), was praised by William Carlos Williams. His works include three volumes of poetry, two novels and an audio-visual opus, "Symbolic History." Sold as is: small closed tear on front cover. The text was printed with exceptionally wide margins on coated paper, which sticks together when wet. Along 2 inches of the front edge all pages have stuck together in the right margin. The pages do come loose without loss of text with gentle pressure using something dull and flat like a dinner knife. Insert from the bottom edge, then rock it GENTLY side to side; you want to be LIFTING one page off the other, not cutting it. With a night or two of work during the evening news, this would become a good working copy.. Presentation Copy. First Edition. Paper Wrappers. Near Fine. Folio.

$20.00

The Artifacts of Pecos

By Kidder, Alfred Vincent

New York: Garland Publishing Inc, 1979. xvi, 318 pp. Bibliography. Red cloth, spine title gilt. Over 250 illustrations. "deals with the specimens, other than pottery, found at the ruined Indian pueblo of Pecos in San Miguel County, New Mexico during investigations carried on between 1915 and 1925." Minor rubbing at extremeties otherwise Fine. Oversize book: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the book will ship at cost.. Reprint. Hard Cover. VGFN.

$60.00

The Indian Speaks

By Marius Barbeau and Grace Melvin

Caldwell, Idaho: Claxton Printers, 1943. 117 pp. Pictorial orange cloth covers, 40 illustrations. Legends of the Huron, and Indians of the Northwest coast. A little wear to the corners and spine edges, previous owner's name in ink on ffep. Dustjacket has edge and corner wear, a 1/2" chip with tape across top of spine, a 2" closed tear on the back, and the color is lifted off a 1/2" x 1" section farther down on the spine just above the publisher's name. Dj is NOT price-clipped, and is still bright. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+.

$35.00

Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft : The Native Races Volumes I-III

By Bancroft, Hurbert Howe

San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft, 1883. xlix, 797; x, 805; x, 796 pp. Volume I: The Wild Tribes. With 5 folding maps. The spine is detached; front board and first 2 signatures are loose. Volume II: Civilized Nations. With folding map. Most of spine missing. Volume III. Myths and Languages. Spine present, but torn. All volumes in calf bindings with black leather spine labels and marbled edges. Howe's B387. All volumes are ex-libris with usual markings, and have been mended with various kinds of tape over the years. Some of the missing spine pieces are laid in. 3 volumes as a set: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the book will ship at cost.. Hardcover Gutta Percha. Fair.

$100.00

Of Wonders Wild and New: Dreams From Zinacantan

By Laughlin, Robert M

Washington, D. C: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. xii, 178, [2] pp. Smithsonian Contributors to Anthropology, Number 22. With frontispiece and 14 figures. Includes appendices and literature cited. 260 dream texts recorded in Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico primarily in 1963, and translated from the Tzotzil by the author. Inscribed to Charles Bell and his wife on the ffep: "For Danny and Charles who have shown me new wonders! Bob." From the library of Charles Bell. Bell, a writer, poet and scholar, grew up in Greenville, Mississippi with Walker Percy and Shelby Foote. His first novel, The Married Land,(1962) was praised by William Carlos Williams. His works include three volumes of poetry, two novels and an audio-visual opus, "Symbolic History." An old address for Laughlin written on front cover, and faint stain on front, else very good.. Presentation Copy. First Edition. Paper Wrappers. Very Good. Folio.

$35.00

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