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TALES FROM THE IGLOO
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TALES FROM THE IGLOO

By Metayer, Maurice (editor and translator) (foreword by Al Purdy)

Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig Publishers, 1972. 127 pp. Red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket with tears and associated creasing around the edges; tape mark on the lower left of the front; no interior markings. Illustrated in full colour by Agnes Nanogak. This collection contains: The Magic Drum; Kajortoq the Red Fox; The Orphan and the Bears; The Ball Players; Kautaluk; The Owl and the Ptarmigan; The Swan and the Crane; Kajortoq and the Crow; Lost at Sea; The Wolf and the Owl; The Deceitful Raven; Taligvak; The Hunter and the Children; Kidnapped by Wolves; The Legend of the Coppermine River; The Ghost Hunter; The Blind Boy and the Loon; The Huntress; The Eagle and the Hunter; The Lazy Son-in-law; The Bear and the Child; and The Dog and the Young Girl.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Only. Illus. by Agnes Nanogak;. 8vo.

$9.95

HELPLESS - Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us
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HELPLESS - Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us

By Blatchford, Christie

Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2010. (xii) 258 pp. Black boards lettered in copper on the spine; headband; illustrated with colour plates and a map. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. It started when a handful of protesters from the nearby Six Nations Reserve walked onto Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia, Ontario, then a residential subdivision under construction, and blocked workers from entering. They said the land was theirs and no one could build there. For whatever reason, the Ontario Provincial Police did very little to defuse the situation and nothing at all to end it; in refusing to do anything about the Native occupation, they, along with the Liberal politicians, completely failed the people of the area. The standoff went on for years. The cops did nothing. The natives continued their occupation. And the problems have not gone away, nor will they. The Contents are: June 9, 2006; Before; During; and After; followed by Appendix A; Appendix B; and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo.

$9.95

CRAZY DAVE
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CRAZY DAVE

By Johnston, Basil

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1999. 334 pp. Signed on the title page by Basil Johnston. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Through the story of his Uncle David and grandmother Rosa, renowned native writer and storyteller Basil Johnston offers a funny, affectionate and unforgettable portrait of reservation life in the twentieth century.. Signed by Author. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

SIX MICMAC (Mi'kmaq) STORIES
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SIX MICMAC (Mi'kmaq) STORIES

By Whitehead, Ruth Holmes

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nimbus Publishing, 1992. 51 pp. Staple bound in pictorial card covers. Light wear on the corners with a bit of fading around the edges; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings by Harold McGee. This story collection contains: The Boy Who Visited Muini'skw; Woodchuck and the Two Old Women; The Child from Beneath the Earth; Ki'kwa'ju and Ki'kwa'jusi's; Kaqtukwasi's Son of the Thunders; and Jenu; followed by a bibliography.. Later Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Harold McGee;. 8vo. Ephemera.

$9.95

THREE HERITAGE STUDIES
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THREE HERITAGE STUDIES

By Melvin, David Skene (editor) (John M. Weiler; Victor A. Konrad; William A. Ross; Irene Bowman)

Toronto: Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation - Historical Planning and Research Branch, 1980. 139 pp. Oversized . Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings, maps and charts. The full title is: Three Heritage Studies on the History of HBC Michipocoten Post and on the Archaeology of the North Pickring Area - Archaeological Research Report 14, Heritage Planning Study 5. The Contents are: Michipicoten, Hudson's Bay Company Post 1821 - 1904 by John M. Weiler; An Archaeological Survey for the North Pickering Project by Victor A. Konrad and William A. Ross; and The Draper Site - White Pine Succession on an Abandoned Late Prehistoric Iroquoian Maize Field by Irene Bowman.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to.

$19.95

AMERICAN INDIAN POETRY - An Anthology of Authentic Songs and Chants
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AMERICAN INDIAN POETRY - An Anthology of Authentic Songs and Chants

By Cronyn, George W. (editor) (Carl Sandburg; Mary Austin; Constance Lindsay Skinner; Mary Austin; Frank Gordon; Alice Corbin Henderson; Pauline Johnson)

New York: Ballantine Books, 1972. (xxii) 360 pp. Edge and corner wear with faint creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Cover photograph by Edward S. Curtis; interior drawings by J. B. Platt. The Contents are: Early Moon, translated by Carl Sandburg; Introduction by Mary Austin; Songs from the Eastern Woodlands; Songs from the Southeast; Songs from the Great Plains; Songs from the Southwest; Songs from California; Songs from the Northwest Coast; Songs from the Far North; Interpretations - by Constance Lindsay Skinner; Mary Austin; Frank Gordon; Alice Corbin Henderson; and Pauline Johnson.. First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good-. Illus. by Edward S. Curtis; J. B. Platt;.

$14.95

LESSONS FROM THE WOLVERINE
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LESSONS FROM THE WOLVERINE

By Lopez, Barry

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1997. 32 pp. Signed by Barry Lopez. Published simultaneously with the U.S. edition. Black and brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; brown endpapers. Very lightly rubbed at the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Tom Pohrt;. 8vo.

$9.95

TALES OF THE IROQUOIS - Six Nations Indian Museum Series
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TALES OF THE IROQUOIS - Six Nations Indian Museum Series

By Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden)

Mohawk Nation - Rooseveltown, New York: Akwesasne Notes, 1976. (xi) 103 pp. Trade paperback format. Tehanetorens was also known as Ray Fadden, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 98. Edge and corner wear with some rubbing on an uncreased spine; sticker ghost on the upper right of the front cover; fading around the edges; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings. This story collection contains: Key to Indian Pictographs; The Creation; The Rabbit Dance; Gift of the Great Spirit; The Wampum Bird; Thunder Boy; The Hermit Thrush; The Discovery of Fire; The Invention of the Bow and Arrow; The Great Gift - Tobacco; Sagoianawasai - Our Grandfather; Why We Have Mosquitoes; The Seven Dancers; The Story of the Monster Bear - The Great Dipper; The Flying Head; The Fierce Beast; and Conservation - As the Indian Saw It.. First Printing. Paperback. Very Good-. 8vo.

$14.95

HEALERS ON THE MOUNTAIN - and Other Myths of Native American Medicine
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HEALERS ON THE MOUNTAIN - and Other Myths of Native American Medicine

By Pijoan, Teresa

Little Rock, Arkansas: August House Publishers, 1993. 219 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This collection contains: DREAMS AND MEDICINE: Cherokee Dreams of Respect; Cedar Tree Medicine - Yuchi Cherokee; Hozin'i Chant - Navaho; Kiowa Medicine Horse; Buffalo-Dung Boy - Montana Blackfeet; Ani-kuta-ni - Tsia Pueblo; Uktena - Cherokee; Dasi-giya-gi - Cherokee; Delaware Hunter - Ojibwa. MYTHS: Male Healing - Keres; Creation and Emergence - Pueblo; Ololowishka - Keres; Macta-hotcanyi - Tanoan; Sacred Sisters - Pueblo; Raven - Eskimo/Aleut; Maple Syrup and Menstruation - Menomini; The Old Children - Shoshone. CHANTS: Medicine of the Old Ones - Pueblo; K'a'nashku'le - Santa Ana/Keres; Sikas'sige - Mide; Hunningbird - Guiana; The Contest - Hopi; Hopi Cloud Swallower; Shoomehcollie - Hopi; Giant Who Eats Children - Pueblo; Ani-Tsa'guhi Bear Chants - Cherokee; Me'gis - Mide; Mide'wiwin of the Ojibwa. VISIONS QUESTS: Tusayan Walpi - Hopi; Mountain Way - Zuni; Black Turtle Chant - Pueblo; Paiyatuma's First Commandments - Hopi; Noko'mis of the Menomini; Earth Magician Vision - Pima; Cherokee Healing; Absonnutli - Navaho; Hasjelti and Hostjoghon - Navaho; Naiyenesgony and Tobaidischinni - Navaho; Wind Mountain Brothers - Hopi; Healers on the Mountain - Empoli; Guiana Medicine and the Crows. HEALING MYTHS: Guiana Healers; Wolverine's Sister - Eskimo/Aleut; Thunder Being - Omaha and Ponka; Arapaho Woman and the Butterflies; Kotcininako - Old Keres; Skeleton Boy - Iroquois; and Water-jar Boy - Cochiti Pueblo.. Second Printing. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

LET US LIVE - The Native Peoples of Canada
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LET US LIVE - The Native Peoples of Canada

By Embree, Jesse

Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons - Canada, 1977. 64 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with some minor creasing on the front cover and an uncreased spine; previous owner's name inside. Front and back cover art by Blake Debassige; interior drawings by Cheryl Donison and Andrea Gallagher. The Chapters are: Charter Members of the Canadian Community: Eastern and Central Woodlands; Lower Great Lakes - St Lawrence; The Plains; Pacific Coast; Plateau; Northwest Woodlands; The Tundra; The New Challenge. Enriching the Canadian Heritage: Living Legends; Old Traditions Inspire New Artists; Contemporarty Inuit Art; Music Old and New; Our Place in Nature. And The Native Peoples Today: Survivals of the Traditional Way of Life; Life on Reserves; Life in an Urban Setting; and The Future; followed by Accomplishments in Many Fields.. First Softcover Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Blake Debassige; Cheryl Donison; Andrea Gallagher;. 8vo.

$19.95

INDIAN CRAFTS AND SKILLS - An Illustrated Guide for Making Authentic Indian Clothing, Shelters and Ornaments
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INDIAN CRAFTS AND SKILLS - An Illustrated Guide for Making Authentic Indian Clothing, Shelters and Ornaments

By Montgomery, David R.

Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1985. 215 pp. Blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white drawings and diagrams. Edge and corner wear on dustjacket with a tear on the left side of the front panel; no interior markings. The Contents are: Shelters; Tools; Weapons; Hunting Trapping and Tracking; Traps; Tanning; Clothing; Cooking and Eating Utensils; Foods; Transportation; Pouches Scabbards and Assorted Gear; Jewelry and Ornaments; Bead and Quill Work; and Musical Instruments and Games; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Only. 8vo.

$14.95

THE HURON - Farmers of the North
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THE HURON - Farmers of the North

By Trigger, Bruce G.

New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1969. (xii) 130 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings and a map. The Contents are: Foreword by George and Louise Spindler; Preface; Introduction; The Land and the People; The Huron Economy; Warfare; Kinship and Family Life; Government and Law; Power in Huron Society; Integrative Institutions; The Dead; The Individual and Society; and A People Between Two Worlds.. First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

ANCIENT MEN OF THE ARCTIC
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ANCIENT MEN OF THE ARCTIC

By Giddings, J. Louis

London: Secker and Warburg, 1968. (xxxi) 391 pp. followed by an index. (xv) Black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; gray endpapers; illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. Some wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few nicks around the edges; chipped at the foot of the spine with two tears at the head of the spine; price intact; no interior markings. The story of prehistoric cultures from the Bering Straits to Greenland by a distinguished American archeologist. The Contents are: Introduction by Henry B. Collins; Why Do We Dig; A Search for Old Beaches; The Outer Beach and the Changing Eskimos; Thule: Arctic Archeology Begins; Western Thule; The Artists and Magicians of Ipiutak; Ipiutak Beaches; Widening Horizons; Norton Beaches; Choris - Potters and Villagers; Old Whalers; Denbigh Beaches - The Old World Encoaches; The Interior - Indian or Eskimo; Arctic Woodlanders; Before Beach Ridges; and Onion Portage; followed by a bibliography, a glossary and an index. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$24.95

LANDSCAPE TRAVELED BY COYOTE AND CRANE - The World of the Schitsu'umsh - Coeur d'Alene Indians
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LANDSCAPE TRAVELED BY COYOTE AND CRANE - The World of the Schitsu'umsh - Coeur d'Alene Indians

By Frey, Rodney (in collaboration with The Schitsu'umsh) (foreword by Ernie Stensgar)

Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 2001. (xii) 329 pp. Black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white photographs. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Introduction to the Schitsu'umsh Landscape; Since Time Immemorial: Precontact Society; Winds of Change: Contact History; Preparing the World; Receiving the Gifts; Sharing the Gifts; and It's Home: Conclusion; followed by Appendix A: Research Considerations; Appendix B: List of Plants and Animals; and an index. Woven through the text are the following stories: Crane and Coyote; Word Battle; Crow War Party; Smallpox and the Five People; Steptoe Warrior; Indian Uprising on the St. Joe; Rabbit and Jackrabbit; Hawk and Turtle; Coyote and the Salmon; Coyote and the Woodtick; Coyote and the Rock Monster; Coyote and the Gobbler Monster; Coyote and the Green Spot; Chief Child of the Yellow Root; Little Muskrat and the Otter; Chipmunk and the Snake; and Coyote Devours His Children.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

THE WHITE ARCHER - An Eskimo Legend
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THE WHITE ARCHER - An Eskimo Legend

By Houston, James

Toronto: Longmans Canada, 1967. 96 pp. Blue cloth with a small black pictorial on the front panel; lettered in black on the spine; illustrated with black and white drawings by the author. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few nicks and chips around the edges and rubbing on the panels; review label on the front free endpaper.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. Illus. by James Houston;. 8vo. Review Copy.

$14.95

TEACHINGS OF NATURE
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TEACHINGS OF NATURE

By Hungry Wolf, Adolf

Skookumchuck, British Columbia: Good Medicine Books, 1989. 94 pp. Trade paperback format. Light rubbing on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings by Iniskim and Okan Hungry Wolf. The Contents are: Native Uses of Wild Plants: Plants to Eat; Wild Rice of the Waters; Chippewa Sugar Camp. Natural Medicines: Prairie Plants among the Blackfeet; Flathead Medicines of Mountain and Valley; Cree and Saulteaux of the Canadian Prairie; Thompson Indians of British Columbia; Desert Plants of the Hopi People; Food of the Ancients. Native Ways of Growing Crops: Some Words on Agriculture among the Hidatsa; Pawnee Farming Methods; Hopi Farming Methods; Yuma Gardening; A Zuni Cornfield; Chippewa Garden Village. Birds and Animals in Blackfoot Culture. Native Hunting: A Zuni Hunt; Winter Hunt with a Hidatsa Father and Son; Menomini Hunting; Chippewa Hunting Customs; In a Chippewa Hunting Camp; Deer Hunting; Menomini Bear Hunting; Snaring for Survival. Fishing: Pacific Coast Fishing; Menonimi Ice Fishing; Ocean Fishing; Shellfish. Stars Calendars Seasons and Other Divisions of Time: Northern Indian Calendar; Yuma Indian Calendar; and Chippewa Calendar; followed by a bibliography.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Iniskim; Okan Hungry Wolf;. 8vo.

$9.95

HARPOON OF THE HUNTER
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HARPOON OF THE HUNTER

By Markoosie

Montreal: McGill Queen's University Press, 1970. 81 pp. Signed by Markoosie. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; blue endpapers. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks around the edges; price inked out on the front flap. Illustrated with line drawings by Germaine Arnaktauyok.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Germaine Arnaktauyok;. 8vo.

$19.95

THE BEOTHUCKS - or Red Indians - The Aboriginal Inhabitants of Newfoundland
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THE BEOTHUCKS - or Red Indians - The Aboriginal Inhabitants of Newfoundland

By Howley, James P.

Toronto: Prospero Canadian Collection, 2000. 348 pp. followed by a series of black and white plates. First Thus - Reproduces the 1915 Cambridge University Press edition. Black boards stamped with gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Illustrated with maps and black and white plates and drawings. The dustjacket features a painting of Nancy March, sometimes known as Nancy April, sometimes known as Shanawdithit. The Chapters are: Fifteenth Century: Cabot's Voyage; First Voyage of Gaspar de Cortereal in 1500. Sixteenth Century: Verazzano's Voyage, 1523; Voyages of Jacques Cartier 1534-1535. Seventeenth Century: John Guy's Narrative 1612; From Bonnycastle; Extracts from Captain Richard Whitbourne's Book; Notes from Various Sources between the date of Whitbourne's Book 1622 and John Cartwright's Expedition up the Exploits River in 1768. Eighteenth Century: From the Journal of Sir Joseph Banks 1766; Remarks on the situation of the Red Indians, natives of Newfoundland; with some account of their manner of living; Proclamation issued by His Excellency Capt. the Hon. John Byron in 1769; Parliamentary papers; Letter of Mr. John Bland addressed to Governor's Secretary; Second Letter of Mr. Bland; Mr. Bland's third letter. Nineteenth Century: Letter from William Cull to the Governor; Proclamation by His Excellency Joh Holloway; Mr. Bland's fourth letter; From Governor Holloway to John Bland; Governor Holloway's letter to Viscount Castlereagh; Governor Holloway's reference to this expedition; Substance of the Narrative of Wm Cull of Fogo; Narrative of Lieut. Buchan's Journey up the Exploits River in search of the Red Indians in the winter of 1810-1811; Concluding Remarks of Lieut. Buchan; Capture of Mary March on Red Indian Lake in the month of March 1819; Tribe of Red Indians; Extract of a letter from St. John's, dated Aug. 1,1811; John Peyton's Narrative; Resolutions of a Town Meeting respecting the Indians; Letter to Rev. Mr. Leigh; Capt. Glascock, orders to proceed to the Northward to endeavour to return an Indian woman to her Tribe; Order to Capt. Glascock to search for Indians; List of Articles delivered to Capt. Glascock for the Indians; List of Presents intended for the Native Indians; Letter to the Chief Justice in reply respecting the intended communication with the Navitve Indians; Report of Capt. Glascock; Instructions to Commander Buchan; Instructions to Capt. David Buchan in his 2nd Expedition during the winter of 1819-20; Colonial Correspondence; Captain Buchan's Report of 2nd Expedition; Further characteristics of Mary March. Narrative of a Journey Across the Island of Newfoundland in 1822: Training and preparation; Passage from St. John's to Trinity Bay; Depart from the sea coast; First view of the interior - Our advance into it - Its description - Reach the central part of the island; Continue the journey into the wastern interior; Of the Red Indians and the other tribes; General Features of the Eastern Interior; The West Coast; American protion of Newfoundland; South Coast of Newfoundland - Termination of journey; Capture of three Beothuck women; Extract of a disputation from R. A. Tucker, Administering to the Government of Newfoundland to R. W. Horton; Substance of Mr Curtis's story; Formation of the Beothuck Institution; Report of Mr W. E. Cormack's Journey in search of the Red Indians of Newfoundland; Second Letter; Third Letter written after his return from England 1828; Fourth Letter to Mr. Stark; Fifth letter to Mr. Stark; Sixth letter to Mr. Stark; Letters of John Stark, Secretary of the Beothuck Institution; Letter from Prof. Jameson; Letters from Dr. Barrow to Prof. Jameson; Letter from Lord Bathurst to Dr. Barrow; Letter to Mr. Cormack relative to his journey across country and his reply thereto; Letter from Judge Des Barres; Letters from the Bishop of Nova Scotia, Dr. Englis to W. E. Cormack and replies; Mamateek or Wigwam; Beothuck Dress; Beothuck Arms; Canoes; Language; Method of Interment; Proclamation to the Micmacs; Beothuck Institution; Letter to French Commandant; Suggestions, Hints and re Red Indians; History of the Red Indians of Newfoundland; Of the Aborigines of Newfoundland; Death of Shanawdithit; William Epps Cormack; Death of W. E. Cormack; Shanawdithit's Drawings; Theories as to the origin of the Beothucks; Physical Features of the Beothucks; Status of the Red Indian Women; The Custom of using Red Ochre; Report of bureau of Ethnology; Traditions current among the fisher-fold and other residents about the Aborigines or Red Indians; Inspector Grimes' stories; Joseph Young's story; Rev. Silas T. Rand's story; Description of a Beothuck Sepulchre on an island in the Bay of Exploits; Reconstructed Red Indian Grave, Hangman's Island, Placentia Bay; Indian Hole, Tilt Island, Ragged Islands, Placentia Bay; Linguistic Affinity of the Beothucks; First Paper by Albert S. Gatschet, read before the American Philosophical Society June 19th, 1885; Beothuck song preserved by Cormack; Second Paper by Albert S. Gatschet, read before American Philosophical Society, May 7th, 1886; The three Vocabularies combined; Lloyd's papers; Lloyd's description of the implements he found; Beothuck Implements found on Long Island, Placentia Bay; Finding of Beothuck Skeletons; Implements and Ornaments of the Beothucks; Concluding remarks on the Red Indians.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

SIX NATIONS RESERVE
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SIX NATIONS RESERVE

By Hill, Bruce; Gillen, Ian; Mac Naughton, Glenda

Markham, Ontario: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1987. 64 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial card covers. Light rubbing on the corners; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and diagrams.. First Soft Cover Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

MYTHS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
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MYTHS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

By Spence, Lewis

New York: Gramercy Books, 1994. (xv) 393 pp. Trade papeback format. Quarter-bound in beige cloth on brown boards; lettered in copper on the spine; headband; illustrated with colour plates. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Divisions Customs and History of the Race; The Mythologies of the North American Indians; Algonquian Myths and Legends; Iroquois Myths and Legends; Sioux Myths and Legends; Myths and Legends of the Pawnees; and Myths and Legends of the Northern and North Western Indians; followed by a glossary and an index.. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

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