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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

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

Directory of Old Town, Orono, Milford and Bradley : and Penobscot Tribe of Indians, 1926-27

Old Town, Maine: n.p., 1927. 175 pp. Red cloth spine over grey printed boards. Some stains and spotting on front boards, else VG.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$75.00

The Handicrafts of the Modern Indians of Maine

By Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy

Bar Harbor, Maine: The Robert Abbe Museum, 1980. [iv], 72 pp, plus 27 plates. . Reprint of the 1932 Edition. Paper Wrappers. Fine/No Jacket.

$25.00

Fannie Hardy Eckstorm: A Descriptive Bibliography of Her Writings Published and Unpublished

By Whitten, Jeanne Patten. [Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy]

Orono, Maine: The Northeast Folklore Society, 1976. 107 pp.. Paper Wrappers. Fine/No Jacket.

$14.50

The Life and Traditions of the Red Man

By Nicolar, Joseph. Edited by Annette Kolodny

Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2007. xv, 223 pp. Softcover. This new edition of Nicolar's work, first published in 1893, has been prepared by Kolodny with the assistance of Nicolar’s descendants and members of the Penobscot Nation. It includes a summary history of the tribe and annotations providing historical context and explaining unfamiliar words and phrases. The book also contains a preface by Nicolar’s grandson, Charles Norman Shay. Nicolar's original edition is scarce as most copies were destroyed in a fire. VG/FN. First edition Thus.

$18.00

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.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine.

$18.00

History of the Indians of Connecticut From The Earliest Known Period To 1850

By De Forest, John W

Hartford, Connecticut: Wm. Jas. Hammersley xxvi, 509, [1] pp. Early printing. With appendices and index. "Best account of this tribe" Howes D216. Sold "as is". Blind stamped brown cloth. Lacks spine cloth, front board loose and back board detached. Missing ffep, title page, folding map and 4 plates. Copies of missing map and title page from the 1852 printing laid in. A reading copy.. Hard Cover. Poor.

$30.00

Norumbega Reconsidered: Mawooshen and the Wawenoc Diaspora.  The Indigenous Communities of the Central Maine Coast in Protohistory: 1535 - 1620
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Norumbega Reconsidered: Mawooshen and the Wawenoc Diaspora. The Indigenous Communities of the Central Maine Coast in Protohistory: 1535 - 1620

By Brack, H. G. (Harold)

Liberty and Hulls Cove, Maine: Davistown Museum. Pennywheel Press, 2008. [iv], 350 pp. . With a guest essay by Kerry Hardy: The Search for the Wawenocks: Four Guides to the Past.; With illustrations, maps and annotated bibliography. This edition includes new citations, essays and maps. . Second Edition. Soft Cover. New.

$24.00

A Sketch of the Social Organization of the Nass River Indians

By Sapir, Edward

Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1915. Canada Department of Mines Geological Survey. Museum Bulletin No. 19. Anthropological Series, No. 7. October 15, 1915. [ii], 30 pp. With phonetic key. Covers lightly soiled, chip from bottom edge of front. Ex-library with small stamp and call numbers on front cover. Frontispiece is b&w photo of Chief T. I. Derrick.. Paper Wrappers. Good. 8vo.

$15.00

Cautantowwit's House; An Indian Burial Ground on the Island of Conanicut in Narragansett Bay

By Simmons, William Scranton

Providence: Brown University Press, 1970. xix, 178 pp. With index, bibliography. Blue cloth, silver crow on cover, silver title on spine. Richly illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps, tables. . Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$15.00

David Cusick's Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations

By Cusick, David

N.p. N.d. Mottled tan paper wrappers. Facsimile of the 1848 edition published by Turner & McCollum, Lockport, N. Y. with a new half-title and new pagination. Facsimilies of the woodcut illustrations precede the text. Cusick was a member of New York’s Tuscarora Tribe, one of the Six Nations. Howe’s C979. . Facsimile. Stiff Paper Wrappers. Fine.

$20.00

The Archaic of the Far Northeast

By Sanger, David & Renouf, A. P. (Editors)

Orono, Maine: University of Maine Press, 2006. xiv, 472, [2] pp. An integrated view of Native American and Canadian First Nations cultures from 6,000 B.C. to 1,000 B.C. Contributions by 14 leading archaeologists on Native American cultures from Maine to Newfoundland-Labrador and Quebec. With numerous illustrations, maps and tables. Each chapter in English and in French, and with its own bibliographic citations. The last entry is a Critique and Overview by the late J. V. Wright, in which he reviews each essay, and then places them within his own in broad perspective of the Archaic. Small bump at top edge of rear board else Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. VG-Fine/Near Fine.

$60.00

Life and Traditions of the Red Man

By Nicolar, Joseph

Old Town, Maine: Penobscot Nation Museum, 2002. iii, 7-147 pp. Reprint of the original 1893 edition, now scarce, as many copies were burned in a warehouse fire. In his preface, Nicolar states that he used no material from the white man for his sources. One of the best sources of Abnaki spiritual beliefs. Nicolar was elected 18 times to be tribal representative to the Maine legislature. Fine.. Reprint. Spiral Bound Paper Wrappers. Fine.

$18.00

Council Fire and Cannon

By Vrooman, John J

Chicago: Follett Publishing, 1962. 186 pp. Orange cloth, titles and decorative front board stamped in black; lovely illustrations (woodcuts?) spread across two pages at beginning of each chapter. A little shelf wear and at spine edges, previous owner's name in ink on ffep. Price-intact dustjacket has wear at spine edges. Half title page inscribed "To Dean Dykstra with esteem John J Wrooman Louise H. Vrooman". "From the days when the Great Council Fire of the League of the Iroquois Indians first blazed on the shores of Lake Onondaga, through colonial times and the Revolutionary War, these stories cover a fascinating period of early American History." VG+/VG. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good. Illus. by Reg Massie.

$25.00

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. 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 in Fine dust jacket.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$60.00