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The Discovery of America & Other Myths: A New World Reader

By: Christensen, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281589

ISBN: 0811801861

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1992 Trade Paperback. A collection of essays on the European contact with the original inhabitants of the western continents. View more info

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Echoes from the Rocky Mountains. Reminiscences and Thrilling Incidents of the Romantic and Golden Age of the Great West, with, a Graphic Account of Its Discovery, Settlement and Grand Development

By: Clampitt, John W.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: American Mutual Library Ass'n: 1890

Seller ID: 2288787

Condition: Very Good


One inch tear along bottom edge of front endpaper, a few pages lightly dog-eared. 1890 Hard Cover. xvi, 671 pp. Red cloth, gilt titles, gold and black decorations, decorated endpapers. Engravings throughout. Includes: several chapters on Mormons and Mormonism, discussion of the Pony Express and the Overland Mail lines, settlement of California and Northwest Territory, the telegraph, Yosemite and Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, railroads, Native Americans, etc., etc. View more info

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Chief Left Hand, Southern Arapaho (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)

By: Coel, Margaret

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2272210

ISBN: 0806120304

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor smudges. 2000 Trade Paperback. xiv, 228 pp. This is the first biography of Chief Left Hand, diplomat, linguist, and legendary of the Plains Indians. Working from government reports, manuscripts, and the diaries and letters of those persons—both white and Indian—who knew him, Margaret Coel has developed an unusually readable, interesting, and closely documented account of his life and the life of his tribe during the fateful years of the mid-1800s. It was in these years that thousands of gold-seekers on their way to California and Oregon burst across the plains, first to travers... View more info

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The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada, Which Are Dependent on the Province of New York, and Are a Barrier between the English and French in that Part of the World, in Two Volumes (The Commonwealth Library)

By: Colden, Cadwallader

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Amsterdam Book Company: 1902

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292858

Condition: Good


Includes fold-out map. Former library copies, usual marks. Boards lightly toned and soiled. 1902 Hard Cover. lvi, 264, [2]; iii, [1], 387, [11] pp. 1902 reissue of mid-18th century work. Decorated cloth, top edges gilt. Fold-out map opposite title page of second volume. The first general history of the Iroquois Indians. It was written to thwart the efforts of the French to monopolize the Fur Trade. (Goodspeed). Sabin 14275. Howes C-560: First history of the Iroquois Confederation and first historical work printed in New York. Colonial scholar and political leader, Cadwallader Colden was among ... View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans

By: Cooper, J. Fenimore

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Collins: 1964

Seller ID: 2287618

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. A near fine copy in a very good slipcase. Slipcase corners lightly rubbed. 1964 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. Red flexible leatherette binding. Top page ridge gilt. The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 is a historical novel written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1826. It is the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and the best known to contemporary audiences.[1] The Pathfinder, published 14 years later in 1840, is its sequel.[2] The Last of the Mohicans is set in 1757, during the French and Indian War (the... View more info

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The Little Osage Captive. An Authentic Narrative

By: Cornelius, E.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Massachusetts Sabbath School Society: 1832

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 2288961

Condition: Very Good


1832 fifth edition. Faint stain on front board, small puncture on rear board, pencil notes on front endpaper. x, 72 pp. Account of an Osage girl, rescued by the author from the Cherokee Indians and named Lydia Carter. View more info

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The Andaste Trail: An Historical Review Issued by the Corning - Painted Post Historical Society

By: Cowles, E. C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Corning - Painted Post Historical Society: 1969

Seller ID: 2299108

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1969 Stapled Binding. 34 pp. The program contained a fine monograph by Ellsworth Cowles, Town and Village Historian and Curator of the Town of Erwin Museum, concerning the Andaste Trail and its historical significance in the Painted Post Country. View more info

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Edward Curtis: The Master Prints

By: Curtis, Edward; Monroe, Dan L. (Foreword); Worswick, Clark; Haukaas, Thomas (Afterword)

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Arena Editions: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1893331

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minimal loss of gilt from titles, otherwise an exceptional copy. 2001 Large Hardcover. 191 pp. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, photographic plate mounted on front board. Edward S. Curtis was the greatest photographer of Native Americans that this country has ever produced. Curtis photographed more than eighty Native American tribes at what for many was the penultimate moment of their existence in a period spanning more than three decades. Seen in Curtis's photographs, these are peoples of free-reining spirit set in the vastness of a primal continent. Included are a selection ... View more info

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A Canadian Christmas Carol: Jesous Ahatonhia, a Huron Indian Carol (Circa 1641)

By: de Brebeuf, Father Jean; Oliver, Robert E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canada's Centenary of Confederation: 1967

Seller ID: 2297863

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Faint stain along top edge of pages. 1967 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Red boards. Illustrated by Stanley F. Turner. In singling out Father Jean de Brebeuf, the bold Jesuit who met a flaming stake as his reward for selfless service, we preserve only one glorious, fleeting moment in Canadian history but a moment rare in the annals of courage.--Foreword. View more info

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History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Known Period to 1850.

By: De Forest, John W.

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Wm. Jas. Hamersley: 1851

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2003607

Condition: Good


First edition. Map and woodcuts present. Spine cloth split at rear joint, backstrip loose - easily repaired. Boards rubbed, scattered light foxing. Goodspeed catalog number in pencil on front endpaper. 1851 Hard Cover. xxvi, 509 pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped borders. Includes very detailed table of contents and index, with six appendices following text. Sabin 19292. Howes D216: Best account of these tribes. View more info

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Lincoln Recevant les Indiens Comanches [Lincoln Receives the Comanche Indians]

By: Delanney, Ferd.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Ch. Chardon: 1863

Seller ID: 2205080

Condition: Very Good


Matted for framing, taped to board at corners. Appears trimmed at lower edge. Image is free of stains, tears, and foxing, and the paper has not toned. 1863 Single Sheet. A hand-colored lithograph by Ferd. Delanney, measuring 6 5/8 x 4 3/4, on a 10 5/16 x 6 3/4 sheet (possibly trimmed). Printed in 1863 in Paris, it depicts President Lincoln in the East Room of the White House, receiving several Comanche chieftains. The Native Americans are highlighted with bold, bright colored clothing; comparatively, Lincoln and his attendants appear drab and colorless, so it is clear the Comanches were intend... View more info

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The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America

By: Demos, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House, Inc.: 1995

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2283936

ISBN: 0679759611

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Pages faintly toned. 1995 Trade Paperback. xiii, 316 pp. National Book Award finalist. Describes the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the capture of Puritan minister John Williams and his five children, one of whom remained with her captors despite numerous attempts to free her. Eunice Williams, also known as Marguerite Kanenstenhawi Arosen, (17 September 1696 – 26 November 1785) was an English colonist taken captive by French and Mohawk warriors as a seven-year-old girl from Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1704. Taken to Canada with more than 100 o... View more info

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Historic Caughnawaga

By: Devine, E. J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Messenger Press: 1922

Seller ID: 2298318

Condition: Good


Spine taped, spine and front wrapper creased, one inch tear along spine head. 1922 Soft Cover. iv, 443 pp. A history of the Mohawk village in Canada (also spelled Kahnawake) from the mid-17th century to the early 20th century. Includes fold-out map and black-and-white photographic plates. A history of the Mohawk Indians of Kanawake Reserve, near Montreal, in Quebec Province, Canada, founded by the Jesuits in the 17th Century. The author is himself a Jesuit, and presumably had access to original sources. View more info

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The Vanishing Race: The Last Great Indian Council

By: Dixon, Joseph K.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Eagle: 1972

Seller ID: 1832887

Condition: Very Good


1972 Mass Market Paperback. 230 pp. A documentary account of the final Native American council. View more info

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Weaving Arts of the North American Indian

By: Dockstader, Frederick J.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: J.J. Kery: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2069344

ISBN: 0930886011

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. Faintly foxed. 1978 Large Hardcover. 223 pp. A historical review of Indian culture, with discussion of looms, dyeing, weaving technology and aesthetics, and a chapter on the collection and preservation of these artifacts. View more info

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A Particular History of the Five Years French and Indian War in New England and Parts Adjacent, from its Declaration by the King of France, March 15, 1744, to the Treaty with the Eastern Indians, Oct. 16, 1749, Sometimes Called Governor Shirley's War. With a Memoir of Major-General Shirley, Accompanied by His Portrait and Other Engravings

By: Drake, Samuel G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Heritage Books: 1984

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2260638

ISBN: 0917890426

Condition: Very Good


1984 reissue of 1870 original. No jacket, minor pencil underlining. We have more books available by this author!. 312 pp. The French and Indian War (1754–63) comprised the North American theater of the worldwide Seven Years' War of 1756–63. It pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France. Both sides were supported by military units from their parent countries of Great Britain and France, as well as by American Indian allies. At the start of the war, the French North American colonies had a population of roughly 60,000 settlers, compared with 2 million in the British N... View more info

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Iroquois Culture (Educational Leaflet, No. 5)

By: Drumm, Judith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The University of the State of New York: 1962

Seller ID: 2291323

Condition: Near Fine


No publisher date (circa 1962). Near fine. 14 pp. This article describes some aspects of the culture of one group of Indians, the Iroquois, in an attempt to make them and their society more comprehensible... The discussion is related to the exhibits in the Clark Hall of the State Museum in the State Education Building at Albany.--Preface. Topics include agriculture, personality, life cycle, religion, social structure, warfare, hunting. References follow text. View more info

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The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend

By: Drury, Bob; Clavin, Tom

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2200215

ISBN: 1451654685

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Spine lightly creased. 2014 Trade Paperback. xii, 414 pp. An acclaimed New York Times bestseller, selected by Salon as a best book of the year, the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: “a page-turner with remarkable immediacy…and the narrative sweep of a great Western” (The Boston Globe). Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. At the peak of Red Cloud’s powers the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United S... View more info

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Massacres of the Mountains: A History of the Indian Wars of the Far West, 1815-1875

By: Dunn, J. P., Jr.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Archer House, Inc.: 1958

Seller ID: 2303233

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket spine lightly toned, jacket lightly rubbed. 1958 Hard Cover. 669 pp. With 110 illustrations. Covering 60 years of merciless bloody conflict, it documents in infinite detail every major engagement ever fought in the West between the white men and Indians. An epic study of the savage struggle to carve an empire out of the wilderness and a grim commentary on the white man's treatment of the original Americans... chronicles the difficulties behind the battles, why and where--and by whom--the first shots were fired, and the final results. View more info

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In the Hands of the Senecas

By: Edmonds, Walter D.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book / Little, Brown and Company: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292297

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine very faintly toned. 1947 Hard Cover. 213 pp. These stories tell how the Indians captured pioneer women on the warring frontier in revolutionary New York, how the rigours of frontier life affected the women and how, in many cases, they were equal to the situation. The book is organised as a series of loosely-related narratives. View more info

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Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

By: Ehle, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Anchor Books / Doubleday: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2271923

ISBN: 0385239548

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1989 Trade Paperback. 424 pp. A sixth-generation North Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. His experience as an accomplished novelist, combined with his extensive, meticulous research, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail. The Cherokee are a proud, ancient civilization. For hundreds of years they believed themselves to be the Principle People residing at the center of the earth. But by the 18th century, some of their leaders believed it was necessary to adapt to European ways in order to survive. T... View more info

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Iron Heart, War Chief of the Iroquois (War Chief Series)

By: Ellis, Edward S. [Sylvester]

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Henry T. Coates & Co.: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268643

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled, tiny spot on page ridge. 1899 Hard Cover. iv, 386, 10 pp. 8vo. A fictionalized account of the life of an Iroquois chief, written for young readers by the author most popular for his Deerfoot series. View more info

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The Antelope Wife: A Novel

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: HarperFlamingo: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281722

ISBN: 0060187263

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. A New York Times bestselling author, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Louise Erdrich is an acclaimed chronicler of life and love, mystery and magic within the Native American community. A hauntingly beautiful story of a mysterious woman who enters the lives of two families and changes them forever, Erdrich’s classic novel, The Antelope Wife, has enthralled readers for more than a decade with its p... View more info

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The Game of Silence

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281734

ISBN: 0060297891

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine base lightly bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 256 pp. The sequel to The Birchbark House. Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior.It is 1850, and the lives of the Ojibwe have returned to a familiar rhythm: they build their birchbark houses in the summer, go to the ricing camps in the fall to harvest and feast, and move to their cozy cedar log cabins near the town of LaPointe before the first snows. The satisfying... View more info

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The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281736

ISBN: 0060187271

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 361 pp. For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved Native American tribe, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity, for he is a woman who has lived as a man. To further complicate his quiet existence, a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, possibly fal... View more info

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Love Medicine: A Novel

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281737

ISBN: 0030706114

Condition: Near Fine


1984 first edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps lightly toned, rear jacket flap lightly creased. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 272 pp. Author's first novel. Set on and around a North Dakota Ojibwe reservation, Love Medicine—the first novel by bestselling, National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich—is the epic story about the intertwined fates of two families: the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. With astonishing virtuosity, each chapter draws on a range of voices to limn its tales. Black humor mingles with magic, injustice bleeds into betraya... View more info

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The Master Butchers Singing Club: A Novel

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281740

ISBN: 0066209773

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 389 pp. Having survived World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious knife set, Fidelis sets out for America. In Argus, North Dakota, he builds a business, a home for his family—which includes Eva and four sons—and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. When the Old World meets the New—in the ... View more info

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Tales of Burning Love: A Novel

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281745

ISBN: 0060176059

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 452 pp. In her boldest and most darkly humorous novel yet, award-winning, critically acclaimed and bestselling novelist Louise Erdrich tells the intimate and powerful stories of five Great Plains women whose lives are connected through one man. Stranded in a North Dakota blizzard, Jack Mauser's former wives huddle for warmth and pass the endless night by remembering the stories of how each came to love, marry and ultimately move beyond Jack. At times painful, at time... View more info

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Pleasing the Spirits: A Catalogue of a Collection of American Indian Art

By: Ewing, Douglas C.; Bates, Craig; Brasser, Ted J.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Ghylen Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292799

ISBN: 1558217932

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. 1982 Large Hardcover. 401, [3] pp. The study of the native arts of North America is still in its infancy, and it will be many years until a sufficient number of objects is published to permit an overview of this artistic heritage. A principal purpose of this catalogue is to increase the number of objects easily available for study and comparison, and to introduce a large number of exceptional works of art. Pleasing the Spirits is a catalogue of a collection of American Indian art. View more info

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The Ordeal of Running Standing

By: Fall, Thomas

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: McCall Publishing Company: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301085

ISBN: 0841500479

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small spot on jacket spine, a few light smudges on rear jacket panel. 1970 Hard Cover. In this popular novel admired by both Indian and white readers, Running Standing is a Kiowa born too late to feel himself truly Indian. Driven by his own bitter ambitions, he becomes Joe Standing and cynically joins the conniving whites?hoping to beat them at their own game. Meanwhile, Standing’s Cheyenne wife follows a different dream. While Joe heads further east after his six years at the Carlisle Indian School, Sara returns home to teach her people the skills necessary to compete in the ... View more info