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Ornamental Indian Artifacts: Identification and Value Guide

By: Hothem, Lar

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Collector Books: 2006

Seller ID: 2265259

ISBN: 1574325191

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2006 Large Hardcover. Lar Hothem's newest book, Ornamental Indian Artifacts, has over a dozen major chapters, ranging from prehistoric to early historic to more recent times. The book contains over 1,800 color photographs, each with information on type, materials, size, origin, and a current collector value. Popular artifact types including bannerstones, gorgets, pendants, pipes, discoidals, and plummets, are shown. Many of the artifacts are from advanced private collections and have never before been seen in any publication. Two growing collecting fields, Eskimo and Latin... View more info

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The Caneadea Council House and Its Last Council Fire

By: Howland, Henry R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Letchworth State Park: 1953

Seller ID: 2267193

Condition: Near Fine


Spine very faintly toned, very faint spot on front wrapper. 1953 Stapled Binding. 40 pp. A description of the life of the Seneca Indians of the Genesee Valley and their Council House, or Long House, now preserved near Castile, New York in Letchworth State Park. View more info

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Indians of the High Plains: From the Prehistoric Period to the Coming of Europeans

By: Hyde, George E.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma: 2011

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2280330

ISBN: 1258026015

Condition: Good


5th printing. Lightly rubbed, faint coffee ring. 2011 Trade Paperback. A tribe-by-tribe overview of the Plains Indians. View more info

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The Hyde Manuscript (American Scene, Vol. VI, No. 2)

By: Hyde, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art: 1965

Seller ID: 2265080

Condition: Near Fine


Wrappers very faintly toned. 1965 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. An American Scene publication of The Hyde Manuscript from the library archives of the Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art. Capt. Wm. Hyde's observations of the five nations of Indians at New Yorke, 1698. View more info

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Mourning Crazy Horse: Stories

By: Jaffe, Harold

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Fiction Collective: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301632

ISBN: 0914590723

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. One inch by quarter inch chip along top edge of rear jacket panel, jacket edges rubbed. 1982 Hard Cover. 211 pp. Twenty intersecting tales of estranged love, political oppression and the human comedy. In Mourning Crazy Horse, the Sioux chief's betrayal and final passion are counterpointed with a contemporary American's journey across the United States. Underbelly (1) details the bizarre goings on of a yogi who falls in with a pornographer and his band of outcasts. In Plattsburgh, a woman tries to rescue an owl on her way to the library only to become entrapped in circumstances n... View more info

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The Indians of the Painted Desert Region: Hopis, Navahoes, Wallapais and Havasupais

By: James, George W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kessinger: 2007

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 2296450

ISBN: 0548116121

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. 2007 facsimile of 1903 original. A very nice copy. xxi, 268 pp. CONTENTS: Introductory; The Painted Desert Region; Desert Recollections; First Glimpses of the Hopi; The Hopi Villages and Their History; A Few Hopi Customs; The Religious Life of the Hopi; The Hopi Snake Dance; The Navaho and His History; The Navaho at Home; The Navaho as a Blanket Weaver; The Wallapais; The Advent of the Wallapais; The People of the Blue Water and Their Home; The Havasupas and Their Legends; The Social and Domestic Life of the Havasupais; The Havasupais' Religious Dances and Beliefs; Bibliography. View more info

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Indian Blankets and Their Makers

By: James, George Wharton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tudor Publishing Co.: 1937

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2289203

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Large chips to front jacket panel and jacket spine, two inch tear to front jacket panel. Two very small spots on bottom page ridge. 1937 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 213 With sixty-four illustrations and thirty-two color plates. ...a complete study of one of the domestic arts in which some tribes, especially the Navajos, have attained unequaled skill. Against the fascinating background of Indian history the author tells of the practice of blanket weaving, the uses of designs and their symbolic meaning, of the application of colors, the met... View more info

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Wasi'chu: The Continuing Indian Wars

By: Johansen, Bruce; Maestas, Roberto; Redhouse, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Monthly Review Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301633

ISBN: 0853454841

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1979 Hard Cover. 268 pp. Within the modern American Indian movement Wasi'chu (literally, greedy one) has come to stand for those corporations and individuals who continue to ravage and steal Indian land and resources for their private profit. This book is about resistance to the Wasi'chu and to the economic system that nourishes and rewards them. It is also about the consequences of that resistance, the repression and violence unleashed upon the Indians as the battle to stop the march of the Wasi'chu gains strength. ...document in eloquent detail the... View more info

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The Papers of Sir William Johnson (Volumes VII - XIV) [7-14]

By: Johnson, Sir William; Flick, Alexander

Price: $350.00

Publisher: The University of the State of New York:

Seller ID: 2289034

Condition: Very Good


Volume X hinges and Volume VII rear hinge loosening. Volumes 7-14 of the 14 volume set published from 1921-1965. Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet (c. 1715 – 11 July 1774), was an Irish official of the British Empire. As a young man, Johnson moved to the Province of New York to manage an estate purchased by his uncle, Admiral Peter Warren, which was located amidst the Mohawk, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. Johnson learned the Mohawk language and Iroquois customs, and was appointed the British agent to the Iroquois. Because of his success, he was appointed in 1756 as British Su... View more info

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The Stories We Tell: An Anthology of Oregon Folk Literature (Oregon Literature Series, Volume 5)

By: Jones, Suzi; Ramsey, Jarold

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oregon State University Press: 1994

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196982

ISBN: 0870713809

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Jarold Ramsey (Editor). Pages foxed. 1994 Large Softcover. xxv, 326 pp. This rich selection of nearly 250 traditional stories, songs, tales, and sayings -- from Native American creation myths to spotted owl jokes -- reveal the richness of Oregon's oral traditions. View more info

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America in 1492: The World of the Indian Peoples Before the Arrival of Columbus

By: Josephy, Jr., Alvin M.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1993

Seller ID: 2200216

ISBN: 0679743375

Condition: Very Good


Rear wrapper edge rubbed, pages foxed. 1993 Trade Paperback. xi, 477 pp. When Columbus landed in 1492, the New World was far from being a vast expanse of empty wilderness: it was home to some seventy-five million people. They ranged from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego, spoke as many as two thousand different languages, and lived in groups that varied from small bands of hunter-gatherers to the sophisticated and dazzling empires of the Incas and Aztecs. This brilliantly detailed and documented volume brings together essays by fifteen leading scholars field to present a comprehensive and richly ... View more info

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The Architecture of Pueblo Bonito (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 147, No. 1, Publication 4524)

By: Judd, Neil M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Smithson Institution: 1964

Seller ID: 2289090

Condition: Very Good


Sticker ghosting on rear paste-down endpaper, page ridges lightly foxed. 1964 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 349 pp. With 81 plates. Fold-outs and black-and-white photographs. The present volume is the fifth of those recording the more technical results of the National Geographic Society's researches in Chaco Canyon, northwestern New Mexico. Pueblo Bonito (Spanish for beautiful town), the largest and best-known great house in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, northern New Mexico, was built by the Ancestral Puebloans, who occupied the structure between AD 8... View more info

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A Daughter of the Sioux: A Tale of the Indian Frontier

By: King, Charles

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1903

Seller ID: 2291618

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Board edges lightly rubbed, pencil name on front free endpaper, newspaper clipping laid in. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 306 pp. Green boards with light green titles on spine and on front board. Black-and-white frontispiece and plates, by renowned Western artist Frederic Remington, and Edwin Willard Deming. EXCERPT: The major commanding looked up from the morning report and surveyed the post adjutant with something of perturbation, if not annoyance, in his grim, gray eyes. For the fourth time that week had Lieutenant Field requested permission to be... View more info

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The Smithsonian Book of North American Indians: Before the Coming of the Europeans

By: Kopper, Philip

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Smithsonian Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292243

ISBN: 0895990180

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1986 Large Hardcover. A guide to Pre-Colombian native cultures, filled with color photographs and historical information. View more info

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Gold Ornaments from United States of Colombia (Reprint from American Antiquarian, September, 1887)

By: Kunz, George F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Antiquarian: 1887

Seller ID: 2289504

Condition: Very Good


Two small chips to bottom edge of rear wrapper, one inch tear along top edge of front wrapper and spine, a few creases to wrappers. 1887 Stapled Binding. Reprint from American Antiquarian, September, 1887. This series of gold ornaments, kindly loaned me for description by Mr. S.L.M. Barlow and Mr. J.M. Munoz, were found on the banks of the Mingindo river, a tributary of the Artato, in the state of Cavca, United States of Colombia, South America. View more info

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Iroquois Music and Dance: Ceremonial Arts of Two Seneca Longhouses (Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 187)

By: Kurath, Gertrude P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office: 1964

Seller ID: 2297860

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. A nice copy. 1964 Hard Cover. xv, 268 pp. First-hand investigation of Iroquois songs and dances by a modern dancer turned anthropologist. Includes descriptions, analysis, and diagrams of dance variants and words and music for dozens of songs and dances. Introduction by Tara Browner. Illustrations. Linguistic note. Songs and texts. View more info

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A Pictorial History of the American Indian

By: La Farge, Oliver

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1956

Seller ID: 2295878

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor general wear. 1956 Large Hardcover. 272 pp. Profusely illustrated text discusses the history of North American Indians from prehistoric times to the present, with information on all aspects of Indian life, customs, and traditions. View more info

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A Pictorial History of the American Indian

By: La Farge, Oliver

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1956

Seller ID: 2295879

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges rubbed with two minor tears along bottom edge. 1956 Large Hardcover. 272 pp. Profusely illustrated text discusses the history of North American Indians from prehistoric times to the present, with information on all aspects of Indian life, customs, and traditions. View more info

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The Hero of the Longhouse (Indian Life and Indian Lore)

By: Laing, Mary E.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: World Book Company: 1923

Seller ID: 2292299

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Ink name on front free endpaper. 1923 Hard Cover. xxv, 329 pp. Black-and-white plates by David C. Lithgow. New York map showing tribe locations precedes text. CONTENTS: Author's Preface; Introduction; The Historical Hiawatha; Part One: The Childhood and Youth of White Eagle; Part Two: Defending the Homeland; Part Three: The Going-Out of Hiawatha; Part Four: The Building of the Longhouse. View more info

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The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West

By: Leckie, William H.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288039

ISBN: 0806112441

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1999 Trade Paperback. xiv, 290 pp. Negro soldiers who wanted to remain in the United States Army after the Civil War were organized into the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry Regiments. Their service in controlling hostile Indians on the Great Plains during the next twenty years was as invaluable as it was unrecognized. View more info

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Cowboys and Indians (A Giant Little Golden Book)

By: Lindquist, Willis

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298896

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 'A' in gutter of final page. Ink name on front board verso, minor general wear. 1958 Hard Cover. 72 pp. Pictures by Richard Scarry. Stories of Cowboys and Indians. View more info

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Official History of the Improved Order of Red Men, Compiled Under Authority from the Great Council of the United States by Past Great Incohonees George W. Lindsay of Maryland, Charles C. Conley of Pennsylvania, Charles H. Litchman of Massachusetts

By: Litchman, Charles H.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Fraternity Publishing Company: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293069

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards a bit discolored, otherwise an excellent copy. 1893 Hard Cover. 623, [3] pp. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece, plates throughout, including an image of Niagara Falls and numerous portraits. A history of the oldest fraternal organization in America. View more info

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Mother Earth, Father Sky: Native American Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Lowenstein, Tom; Vitebsky, Piers

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1997

Seller ID: 2205611

ISBN: 0705435237

Condition: Near Fine


Pages very faintly toned. One inch tear to jacket front near spine, jacket edges lightly bumped, jacket faintly toned. 1997 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. An exploration of Native American history & culture. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. Reverence for animals and the earth is a common theme that runs through the myths of Native Americans. Many creation myths, for instance, attribute the earth's beginning to varied animals as the turtle, the waterbeetle, and the muskrat. The reverence for animals and the earth is one of many themes explored in this exciting new volume from Time-Life Books. Hundr... View more info

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The Literature of American Aboriginal Languages

By: Ludewig, Hermann E.; Turner, Wm. W.; Trubner, Nicolas

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Kraus Reprint Co.: 1971

Seller ID: 2289294

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Near fine. 1971 Hard Cover. xxiv, 258 pp. Green boards. A bibliography of American Aboriginal languages. View more info

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Some Strange Corners of Our Country: The Wonderland of the Southwest

By: Lummis, Charles F.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291614

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine slightly cocked, top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1892 Hard Cover. xi, 270 pp. Gray boards with blue and orange Indian design with blue and orange titles to front and spine. Color Navajo blanket frontispiece, engravings throughout. A tribute to the American Southwest by the editor of The Land of Sunshine, a literary magazine later renamed Out West, which was known for collecting stories and articles about the West. CONTENTS: The Grandest Gorge in the World; A Forest of Agate; The American Sahara; The Rattlesnake Dance; Where They Beg the Bear's Pardon; The Wit... View more info

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The American Indian and the Problem of History

By: Martin, Calvin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289135

ISBN: 019503855X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor tear along top edge of front jacket panel. 1987 Hard Cover. xiv, 232 pp. North American Indians have traditionally held conceptions of history, time and the universe that are vastly different from those of European civilizations. How, then, can Western historians begin to write accurately and without bias about societies who shunned history and who performed in our Western vision and errand of history only through coercion? Here, eighteen prominent authors wrestle with the phenomenon that in writing about Indian-white relations they are perforce trying to mesh two fundamen... View more info

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Aboriginal American Harpoons: A Study in Ethnic Distribution and Invention (Smithsonian Institution)

By: Mason, Otis Tufton

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1902

Seller ID: 2289202

Condition: Fair


Front wrapper detached but included, some loss to wrapper of spine. 1902 Soft Cover. From the report of the United States National Museum for 1900, pages 189-304, with twenty plates. CONTENTS: List of Illustrations; List of Authorities; Introduction; South American Harpoons: Fuegian, West Coast, Brazilian, and Carib.; North American Harpoons: Mexican, Central American, Californian, Columbia River, Southeastern Alaskan, Muskhogean, Mississippil Valley, Atlantic Coast, Canadian, and Athapascan; Arctic Harpoons: East Greenland, West Greenland, Labrador and Hudson Bay, Baffin Land, Mackenzie River... View more info

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Crazy Horse and Chief Red Cloud: Warrior Chiefs -- Based on Warrior Interviews

By: McGaa, Ed (Eagle Man); Bryde, John; McGaa, John; Cosgrove, Pamela; Elliott, Diane; Stevenson, Linda

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Four Directions Publishing: 2004

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263546

ISBN: 0964517337

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. Autographed sticker on front wrapper. A very nice copy. 2004 Trade Paperback. xviii, 205 pp. Crazy Horse and Chief Red Cloud includes a gathering of old time warrior and relative portrayals originally in Lakota reflecting upon Sioux culture and two great men of the same tribe. Early writers did not speak the native language and hence could not interview in the native tongue nor did they seek any concepts or knowledge of the Sioux spirituality. This book will also focus on early history and religion as well for it is the core from where these great men were... View more info

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Arts of Diplomacy: Lewis & Clark's Indian Collection

By: McLaughlin, Castle; Cross, Mike; Gold, Pat Courtney; Holdcraft, T. Rose; Torrence, Gaylord; Victor-Howe, Anne-Marie; Ronda, James P.; Watson, Rubie

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University / University of Washington Press: 2003

Seller ID: 2293144

ISBN: 0295983612

Condition: Near Fine


Front corner lightly bumped. 2003 Large Softcover. xxiii, [1], 359, [1] pp. When Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the Corps of Discovery on their epic journey across the American West, they were acting not only as territorial explorers but also as diplomatic emissaries from Jefferson's U, S. government to the Indian peoples they encountered. This fresh examination of the rare and beautiful Native American objects related to the Corps' expedition brilliantly challenges the conventional wisdom about Lewis and Clark and places their journey in the context of a complex process of mutual disc... View more info

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The Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal

By: Merrill, James H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 1989

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2296323

ISBN: 0807818321

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1989 Hard Cover. xv, 381 pp. This book is an eloquent account of the native peoples of the Carolina piedmont who became known as the Catawba Nation. James Merrell brings the Catawbas more fully into American history by tracing how they underwent that most fundamental of American experiences: adapting to a new world. Arguing that European colonists and African slaves created a society that was as alien—as new—to Indians as American itself was to the newcomers, Merrell follows the Catawbas from their first contact with Europeans in the sixteenth ... View more info