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NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS

ABERLE, David F. THE PEYOTE RELIGION AMONG THE NAVAHO. With Field Assistance by Harvey C. Moore… Chicago: Aldine Publishing Co., 1967. Tall 8vo, xxvi, 454pp, with 16pp of photographs of a peytoe metting. Original printed wrappers. Fine. $40. Second printing, a reissue of the Wenner-Gren Foundation issue of the previous year, of an extremely detailed account of the history of the peytoe cult and especially the present day use of the sacred cactus among the Navaho. "The best single work on all aspects of the peyote religion" (G&B). Phantastica 1.

 

AMSDEN, Charles Avery. NAVAHO WEAVING. Its Technic and History. Foreword by Frederick Webb Hodge. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1949. 8vo, xxii, 263pp, 122 plates, several silkscreened in color, 12 illus., lacking the loose plate called for. Orig. cloth in weaved pattern, map endpapers. Very good. $125. Second edition of Amsden’s beautiful text on Navaho weaving, the binding is in the pattern of a Navaho rug. The volume also addresses the politcal pressures which affected the Navahos’ art. Cf. Howes A-225.  

 

(BAE). TWENTIETH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY…1898-99 by J.W.Powell. Washington, 1903. 4to, plates, orig. cloth, hinges cracked. Good. $100. Includes W.H. Holmes, Aboriginal Pottery of the Eastern United States, with plates

 

BAILEY, L.R. INDIAN SLAVE TRADE IN THE SOUTHWEST. A Study of Slave-Taking and the Traffic in Indian Captives. Los Angeles: Westerlore Press, 1966. 8vo, xvi, 236pp, 9 illus., map endpapers. Leatherette cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. $45. First Edition.

 

BAILEY, L.R. THE LONG WALK. A History of the Navajo Wars, 1846-1868. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1964. 8vo, xiii, 252pp, 16 b&w illus., 3 maps. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in very good dj. $45. First Edition.

 

BAILEY, Paul. GHOST DANCE MESSIAH. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1970. 8vo, 206pp. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in mildly spine-sunned dj. $50. First Edition, with publisher’s review copy slip laid in.

 

BALL, Eve. IN THE DAYS OF VICTORIO. Recollections of a Warm Springs Apache. Narrated by James Kaywaykla. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1970). 8vo, xv, 222pp, frontispiece, 17 b&w illus., 3 text, 1 endpapers maps. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. $65. First Edition, Signed by the Author

 

BALL, [Rev.] T. H. ANNIE B., THE DYING GIRL. Crown Point: [By the Author], 1893. Sm 8vo, 48pp. Publisher’s original plum cloth, gilt lettered, black stamped decoration and ornamentation, aeg, very good. $75. First Edition. An obscure, scarce work in free-verse, the serene acceptance of mortality by a young devout Christian woman while on her deathbed by an author best known for his history and genealogy of Lake County, Indiana.

 

BANKS, Charles Eugene. A CHILD OF THE SUN. Illustrated by Louis Betts. Chicago: Stone, 1900. 8vo, (8), 166, (4)pp, several color plates. Brown decorated cloth, darkened, very good. $25. A scarce juvenile about Native American children. Kramer 257.

 

BEDINGER, Margery. INDIAN SILVER. Navajo and Pueblo Jewelers.

Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1973). 8vo, viii, 264pp, 155 photo illus. and drawings, 9 in color. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $100. First Edition. Scarce.

 

BENNETT, Kay and Russ. A NAVAJO SAGA. San Antonio: The Naylor Co., (1969). 8vo, xii, 239pp, misc. illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in very good dj. $45. First Edition.

 

BIERHORST, John (ed.). THE RED SWAN. Myths and Tales of the American Indians. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1976). 8vo, 386pp. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj.. $35. First Edition.

 

BOGAN, Phebe M. YAQUI INDIAN DANCES of Tucson, Arizona. An Account of the Ceremonial Dances of the Yaqui Indians at Pascua. Tucson: The Archeological Society, 1925.

12mo, 69pp, frontispiece, 17 b&w photo-illus. Flex-bound leather-grained stamped cloth, internally tight and clean, otherwise very good. $75. First Edition.

 

BOURKE, James Gregory. THE SNAKE DANCE OF THE MOQUIS OF ARIZONA. Chicago: The Rio Grande Press, 1962. 8vo, xvi, 371pp, 31 plates. Cloth, fine. $50. Modern photo-reprint of the 1884 first edition. Cf Howes B655.

 

BOWLES, Samuel. OUR NEW WEST. Records of Travel Between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. Over the Plains - Over the Mountains - Through the Great Interior Basin - Over the Sierra Nevadas - To and Up and Down the Pacific Coast. With Details of the Wonderful Natural Scenery, Agriculture, Mines, Business, Social Life, Progress, and Prospects of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia; Including a Full Description of the Pacific Railroad; and of the Life of the Mormons, Indians, and Chinese. Hartford: Hartford Publishing, 1869. 8vo, 524pp, frontispiece, 12 illus., 1 map. Later full brown crushed morocco, gilt lettering to black morocco spine labels, gilt rules, some rubbing to edges and extremities, slight loss at headcap, otherwise internally tight and clean, a very good copy. $125. First Edition. Flake 767. Rader 432. Sabin 7079. Smith 984. Cf. Cowan p.23.

 

BRININSTOOL, E.A. TROOPERS WITH CUSTER. Historic Incidents of the Battle of The Little Big Horn. Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1952. 8vo, (10), 343pp, frontispiece, 63 b&w photo-illus. Yellow cloth, blue lettered, dust jacket, near fine in near very good dj. $35. First Edition thus, Signed by the Author. Revised and expanded edition with many new illustrations of a small volume originally entitled A Trooper With Custer and issued in 1925.

 

BRODER, Bill. THE SACRED HOOP. A Cycle of Earth Tales. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1979). 8vo, 252pp, illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj.. $20. First Edition.

 

BROWNE, J. Ross. ADVENTURES IN THE APACHE COUNTRY: A Tour through Arizona and Sonora, with Notes ont he Sivler Regions of Nevada. New York: Harper Brothers, 1869. 8vo, 535pp, 155 woodcut illus after drawings by the author. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, bevelled edges, lighe edge wear, otherwise a very good copy with the bookplate of Justin Turner. $200. First Edition of a Southewst classic. Edwards, The Enduring Desert, pp. 35-6. Howes B875. Wagner-Camp 412 (note). Eberstadt 104:31. Farquhar 26. Field 197. Sabin 8656.  

 

CARRINGTON, Margaret I. ABSARAKA. Home of the Crows by Mrs. Margaret I. Carrington. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1950. 12mo, fold-out map. Red cloth, gilt lettered, bookplate, near fine. $40..

 

CASTANEDA, Carlos. THE TEACHING OF DON JUAN, A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968. 8vo, (xii), 196pp. Cloth, dust jacket. Very good. $1000. First Edition of the author’s first book.

 

CATLIN, George. NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written during Eight Year’ Travel amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839. Philadelphia: Leary, Stuart, 1913. 2 vols, 8vo, xii, 298; xii, 304, 180 color lithographic plates (including frontis & folding map). Orig. red ribbed cloth, pictorially blocked in gilt & black, t.e.g. Very good set. $1800.

Very attractive edition of the most reliable record of Indian life prepared by any scholar, this edition housed in a beautiful publisher’s binding. Having left law for portraiture, George Catlin (1796-1872) had been interested in Indians, merely having seen them battle near his birthplace in Philadelphia. When he witnessed a convention of Indians that had just arrived in Philadelphia from the West, his fascination grew. After encouragement by his adventurous wife and much deliberation, he embarked on his journey into the Western wilderness, at first with Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William Clark, with whom he went to Prairie du Chien for peace negotiations with the Sioux, Missourri, Omaha, Iowa, Sac and Fox. His efforts at illustration were often hampered by distrust of Indians who feared that they would die if their likenesses were captured. He also ventured to Minnesota and Florida. Cf. Field 260, Howes 241 & Wagner-Camp 84. Wheat, Transmissippi, 453, 454, 455.

 

COKE, Van Deren. PHOTOGRAPHY IN NEW MEXICO. From Daguerreotype to the Present. Forward by Beaumont Newhall. Albuquerque: Iniversity of New Mexico Press, (1979). 4to, xi, 156pp, frontispiece, 102 b&w photoplates, misc. photo-illus. Cloth, black lettered, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $50. First Edition.

 

COPWAY, George. RECOLLECTIONS OF A FOREST LIFE: Or, The Life and Travels of Kah-Ge-GaGah-Bowh… Chief of the Ojibway Nation. London: G. Gilpin, [1855]. 8vo, xii, 248pp. Orig. publisher’s cloth with horizontal stripes, blind stamped designs freont and back, gilt title on spine. Very nice copy. $300. Third English Edition, first issued at Albany in 1847 as The Life, History, and Travels… Copway offers one of the earliest arguments for Indian reservations. See Field 366. Howes 770.

 

CUSTER, Elizabeth B. "BOOTS AND SADDLES" Or Life In Dakota With General Custer. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1885. 8vo, 312pp, frontipiece, 1 map. Publisher’s original blue pictorial cloth in gilt and black, gilt lettering, very mild wear to extremities, otherwise an unusually bright, tight copy, fine. $125. First Edition, second issue (with map and portrait). Howes C980.

 

CUTLER, Mary M’Crae. TIMKEN & Other Stories. Cincinnati: John F. Rowe, 1897. 8vo, (3), 295pp. Violet cloth stamped in black with decorative borders & floral designs. Edges bumped, otherwise very good. $25. First Edition of first book by pioneer school teacher in Indiana & Kansas. Indiana Authors I, p.79. Not in Wright.

 

DAVIS, Britton. THE TRUTH ABOUT GERONIMO by Britton Davis. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1951. 12mo, frontispiece. Red cloth, gilt lettered, bookplate, near fine. $35. Reprint of the original, part of Lakeside’s series of reprints of important Americana.

 

DAVIS, George T. B. METLAKAHTLA. A True Narrative of the Red Man. Chicago: Ram’s Horn, 1904. 8vo, 128pp, many photo-illus. Teal cloth, gilt lettered, onlaid illus., some rubbing at extremities, along joints, postcard of the Redwoods tipped-in on front pastedown, otherwise tight, clean, very good. $75. First Edition. Story of missionaries, settlers and the model Indian settlement at Metlakahtla Island off the coast of British Columbia. Scarce. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 2307.

 

DEBO, Angie. A HISTORY OF THE INDIANS OF THE UNITED STATES. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1970). 8vo, xvii, 386pp, illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. $35. First Edition. Volume 106 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series.

 

(Dixon, Maynard). BALCH, F.H. THE BRIDGE OF THE GODS, A Romance of Indian Oregon. Chicago: McClurg, 1904. 8vo, 280pp, with a frontispiece and 7 black & white plates by Maynard Dixon. Orig. decorative blue cloth lettered in gilt, gilt top, very good. $30. Ninth edition, with the marvellous Maynard Dixon illustrations that first appeared in the 1902 edition.

 

(Drugs). TOMORROW. Vol. 4, No. 3. Quarterly Review of Psychical Research. New York: Garrett Publ., Spring 1956. 8vo, 128pp. Illus. wrappers, owner’s signature, mild sunning, otherwise near fine. $20. Special Issue: The American Indian, features The Peyote Way by J.S. Slotkin, a seven-page article on The Peyote Religion.

 

(DUSTON, Hannah). BOSMAN, Richard, illus. CAPTIVITY NARRATIVE OF HANNAH DUSTON. With 35 Wood-Block Prints by Richard Bosman. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1987. Folio, 53, (2)pp, frontispiece, 34 woodblock prints. Quarter brown linen over brown handmade paper boards, as new. $750. First Edition thus.

 

DYK, Walter and Ruth. LEFT HANDED. A Navajo Autobiography. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980. 8vo, xxv, 578pp, frontispiece. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in very good dj. $40. First Edition

 

EVANS, Bessie and May G. Evans. AMERCIAN INDIAN DANCE STEPS. New York: A.S. Barnes, 1931. 4to, xx, 104pp, color frontispiece & 7 color plates, 12 outlines of figures in dance. Orig. black cloth, blocked with vignette in gilt & red, front board & spine lettered in gilt. Very good. $200. First Edition of this beautiful study of American Indian dancing. Music, illustrations by a San Ildefonso Indian, and further choreographical materials are included.

 

FRANK, Larry. INDIAN SILVER JEWELRY OF THE SOUTHWEST 1868-1930. Boston: New York Graphic Society, (1978). 4to, ix, 214pp, frontispiece, 200 b&w, 52 color photo-illus. Tourquoise cloth, silver lettered, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $100. First Edition.

 

GOETZMANN, William H. and Joseph C. Porter. THE WEST AS ROMANTIC HORIZON… Omaha: Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, 1981. 4to, 128pp, frontispiece, 36 color plates, misc. text images. Illustrated wrappers, neat repair to spine head, otherwise very good. $25. First Edition.

 

[GRANT, Anne, ne Mavicar]. LETTERS FROM THE MOUNTAINS: Being the Correspondence of a Lady between the Years 1773 and 1807. Boston: Greenough & Strebbins, 1809. 2 vols, 12mo. Orig. boards, rebacked to style, new endpapers, text browned, otherwise very good uncut copy. $200. First American Edition. Anne Grant (1755-1838) was taken from Glasgow to Albany New York in 1758, and wrote the Letters between 1773 and 1806, mainly to women frends; it was first published in England in 1807. The book "ranks high as biography (of local matriarch Catalina Schuyler), autobiography (developing relationship with her previously unknown father; her passion, at seven for ‘my treasure, Milton and the ragged dictgionary’), and as history, with both detail and elegiac feeling about colonial life, especially the ‘distinguished race’ of Mohawks" (Feminist Companion to Literature in English). Contains many observations on Indians and the Huguenots and on colonial New York and Albany, where Grant lived with the Schuylers. Conway notes that this is "an invaluable account of domestic life and manners in Coloial ew York…" Howes G-303. Larned 1101. Sabin 28296. Shaw & Shoemaker 17660.

 

GRAYBILL, Florence Curtis and Victor Boesen. EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS. Visions of a Vanishing Race. Photographs Prepared by Jean-Anthony du Lac. New York: American Legacy Press, 1976. 4to, 302pp, over 175 photo-reproductions, incl. 96 sepia plates. Quarter tan cloth, bronze lettered, brown boards, dust jacket, very fine in very good+ dj. $135. First Edition, with text by his daughter, of the first published collection of Curtis’ photographs of Native-Americans since his 1930 20 volume The North American Indian, including many photographs never before published.

 

GRINNELL, George Bird. TWO GREAT SCOUTS And Their Pawnee Battalion. The Experiences of Frank J. North and Luther H. North, Pioneers in the Great West, 1856-1882, and Their Defence of the Building of the Union Pacific Railroad. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1928. 8vo, 299pp, double-page map as frontispiece. Red cloth, gilt lettered, teg, untrimmed, tight, bright, fine. $275. First Edition. A narrative of the exploits of the North brothers, amongst the most important scouts involved in the opening of the West during the period 1856-1877, focusing on their command of the battalion of Pawnees who defended the overland trails and line of the Union Pacific Railway as it extended westward through hostile territory. Luther North and the author accompanied Custer on his Black Hills expedition of 1874. Rader 1702.

 

HANNUM, Alberta. PAINT THE WIND. Illustrated With Paintings by Beatien Yazz. New York: Viking Press, 1958. 8vo, 206pp, frontispiece, illus. t-p, 6 color illus. Quarter cloth over boards, dust jacket, fine in very good dj.. $25. First Edition.

 

HEIZER. Robert F. (ed.). THE INDIANS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY. Hugo Reid’s Letters of 1852. Edited and Annotated by… Los Angeles: Southwest Museum, 1968. Tall 8vo, x, 142pp, frontispiece, 6 b&w illus., endpaper maps. Green cloth, gilt lettered, fine. $45. First Edition, Southwest Museum Papers, Number Twenty-One.

 

HENDRON, J.W. FRIJOLES: A Hidden Valley in the New World. Drawings by Jocelyn Taylor. Santa Fe: Rydal Press, 1946. 8vo, 17 plates & 7 fold-out diagrams in rear pocket. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, cartographic endpapers; gilt spine letters faded, pencil number on title page, ink inscription (in addition to author’s), otherwise fine. $100. First Edition, with author’s signed presentation inscription. Fascinating study of the ancient indian ruins in New Mexico’s Frijoles Canyon.

 

HORGAN, Paul. JOSIAH GREGG AND HIS VERSION OF THE EARLY WEST. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1979). 8vo, 116pp. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $30. First Edition.

 

HOTZ, Gottfried. INDIAN SKIN PAINTINGS FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST... Translated by Johannes Malthaner. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1970). 8vo, xiv, 248pp, illus., maps. Boards, red stamped spine label. dust jacket, fine in like dj. $50. First Edition. Volume 94 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series.

 

(Indian Captivities). NARRATIVES OF CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA. A List of Books and Manuscripts On This Subject in the Edward E. Ayer Collection of the Newberry Library. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1912. 8vo, x, 120pp. Brown wrappers, black lettered, neat cello tape repair to spine foot, otherwise fine. $100. First Edition. Scarce.

 

KABOTIE, Fred. DESIGNS FROM THE ANCIENT MIMBRENOS with a Hopi Interpretation by… Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1982. Folio, xiv, 80pp, with illustrations throughout. Quarter calf stamped in gilt, slipcase, very good. $125. Edition limited to 100 copies signed by the author. This is a revised and enlarged edition of the Grabhorn Press printing.

 

KAMMER, Jerry. A SECOND LONG WALK. The Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, (1980). 8vo, xvii, 239pp, 16ff of illus., 2 maps. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. $25. First Edition.

 

KANE, Paul. WANDERINGS OF AN ARTIST Among the Indians of North America from Canada to Vancouver’s Island and Oregon Through the Hudson’s Bay Company Territory and Back Again. Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle, (1968). 8vo, lxiv, 329pp, foldout frontispiece, 20 b&w illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine.inm very good dj. $50. Reprint of the 1859 first edition.

 

KLAH, Hasteen (Recorded by Mary C. Cartwright). NAVAJO CREATION MYTH. The Story of the Emergence. By… Recorded by Mary C. Wheelwright. Santa Fe: Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art, 1942. Lg. 8vo, 238pp, frontisportrait, 15 color silk-screened plates of sandpaintings. Green cloth stained, contents very good. $175. One of 1000 copies, by a leading Navajo researcher. Scarce.

 

KLEIN, Bernard and Daniel Icolari (eds.). REFERENCE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN. With an Introduction by Robert L. Bennet. New York: B. Klein and Company, (1967). 8vo, 536pp. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in very good dj. $65. First Edition.

 

LAW, Judge. THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF VINCENNES, Under the French, British and American Governments, From Its First Settlements Down to the Territorial Administration of General William Henry Harrison, Being an Address Delivered By... Before The Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society, February 22d, 1839, With Additional Notes and Illustrations. Vincennes: Harvey, Mason & Co., 1858. 8vo, viii, 156, (1)pp. Rebound green cloth, gilt lettered, ex library (UCLA), slight scuffing otherwise internally crisp and clean, a very good copy. $200 Second Enlarged (most desirable) Edition. An important volume by one of the first Illinois historians and his greatest work. The first edition, printed in Louisville in 1839, contained merely forty-eight pages. The present edition includes letters by George Rogers Clark and extracts from the journal of the capture of Vincennes kept by Major Bowman. "Law was one of the first to study the Indiana-Illinois region, and this address has become a classic. It is history at its best" (Streeter). Howes L152. Gephart 5472. Byrd p.189. Sabin 39317. Cf. Streeter Sale 1418.

 

LEUPP, Francis. IN RED MAN’S LAND. A Study of The American Indian. New York: Fleming H. Revell, (1914). 8vo, 161pp, 9 photographic plates incl. frontis. Original gred cloth, minor wear to spine ends & offsetting to endpapers, nearly fine. $45. First Edition. Companion volume to author’s earlier work, The Indian and His Problem. Leupp, who served as United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs, states in his preface, "my aim has been to deal with the Indian as an individual, as if I were introducing an old resident to new neighbors."

 

McKEE, Barbara and Edwin, Joyce Herold. HAVASUPAI BASKETS AND THEIR MAKERS: 1930-1940. Basket Photographs by E. Tad Nichols. Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1975. 8vo, xvii, 142pp, 50 b&w illus. Red cloth, gilt lettered, dustjacket, fine in very good dj. $65. First Edition.

 

McKENNEY & HALL. Hand-colored lithograph of KEE-SEH-WAA, A Fox Warrior. 1843. 20 x 14 inches. Very good. $450. Keesheswa was one of the most powerful medecine men in the Sauk & Fox nation; he claimed to be able to communicate with spirits and to predict the future. From the History of the Indian Tribes of North America, Philadelphia, 1836-44.

 

McLAUGHLIN, James. MY FRIEND THE INDIAN. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1910. 8vo, (12), 416, (1)pp, frontispiece, 15 b&w plates. Original brown cloth, onlaid illus., cream and yellow lettered, mild wear, otherwise a bright, fine copy. $75. First Edition, second impression. Howes M-147.

 

MEACHAM, Hon. A[lfred]. B[enjamin]. WI-NE-MA (The Woman Chief) And Her People. Hartford: American Publishing, 1876. 8vo, 168pp, frontispiece, 13 b&w illus. Publisher’s original brick cloth, gilt lettered, blindstamped ruled borders and dec., owners embossed stamps, otherwise tight, clean, very good. $400. First Edition. The sympathetic story of the Modoc tribe and their female chieftan who, risking her own life, saved the ill-fated U.S. Peace Commission sent to deal with the tribe in the wake of the Modoc War. Written by an eyewitness and survivor to the events. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 6627. Cowan, Bibliog. of the History of California p.421. Quite scarce.

 

MERA, H.P. THE ALFRED I. BARTON COLLECTION OF SOUTHWESTERN TEXTILES. Text by H.P. Mera. Santa Fe: San Vincente Foundation, (1949). 8vo, 99pp, incl. color plates & b&w text. illus. Orig. cream boards, very good. $175. First Edition, second printing, printed at the Rydal Press, with serigraphs by Louie Ewing and decorations by Gerri Chandler.

 

MILES, General Nelson A. PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS OF…Embracing a Brief View of the Civil War or From New England to the Golden Gate and the Story of His Indian Campaigns With Comments on the Exploration, Development and Progress of Our Great Western Empire. Copiously Illustrated With Graphic Pictures by Frederick Remington and Other Eminent Artists. Chicago-New York: Werner, 1897. Tall 8vo, 591pp, frontispiece, 203 b&w illus. Publisher’s original brown pictorial cloth, gilt lettered, illus. in gilt, black and silver, some dappling otherwise a tight, bright, clean, near fine copy. $250. Second edition, scarce in first. Cf. Howes, M-595.

 

MILLER, Joaquin. SHADOWS OF SHASTA. Chicago: Jansen, McClurg, 1881. 8vo, 184, (8, ads)pp. Orig. cloth. Sunned, rubber stamp to title, otherwise very good. $75. First Edition. "A novel, in protest form, against the removal of the Indians from their mountain homes to reservations" (Baird & Greenwood 1762). Wright 3742. Hinkel p.243.

 

MOORHEAD, Max L. THE APACHE FRONTIER. Jacobo Ugarte and Spanish-Indian Relations in Northern New Spain, 1769-1791. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1968). 8vo, xiii, 309pp, illus. and maps. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in near fine dj. $55. First Edition.

 

(Native American). KELLY, Isabel T. THE CARVER’S ART OF THE INDIANS OF NORTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA. Ramona: Acoma Books, (1971). 4to, (2), 17pp, 16 b&w plates. Original mustard wrappers, pen mark to front cover, nearly fine. Faint pencil inscription. $15. Reprint of an essay originally published in University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology. August 6, 1930, Volume 24, No. 7.

 

NEWCOMB, Charles. THROW HIS SADDLE OUT. With Illustrations by Robert Jacobson. Flagstaff: Northland Press, (1970). 8vo, 246pp. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $30. First Edition.

 

NEWCOMB, Franc J.; text by Gladys A. Reichard. SANDPAINTINGS OF THE NAVAJO SHOOTING CHANT. New York: J.J. Augustin, [ca. 1939]. 4to, xii, 87pp, 35 color plates. Orig. coarse linen, paper label, joint worn, otherwise a fine copy. $1000. Signed by the authors. The text was printed letterpress at Augustin’s press in Germany. The color plates, printed by silkscreen onto Japanese paper, are very fine and exquisitely detailed reproductions of the ephemeral sandpaintings made to accompany the chants.

 

NYE, Wilbur Sturtevant. PLAINS INDIAN RAIDERS. The Final Phases of Warfare from the Arkansas to the Red River. With Original Photographs by William S. Soule. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. 8vo, xx, 418pp, 112 b&w photo illus. 3 maps. Black cloth, dust jacket, fine in good dj. $65. First Edition.

 

OAKES, Maud. BEAUTYWAY: A Navaho Ceremonial. Myth Recorded and Translated by Father Berard Haile. With a Variant Myth Recorded by Maud Oakes. And Sandpaintings Recorded by Larua A. Armer, Franc J. Newcomb, and Maud Oakes. Edited with Commentaries by Leland C. Wyman. (New York: Pantheon Books [for the] Bollingen Series, (1957). Sm. 4to, xii, 218pp, 16 color plates, 7 illustrations with 8vo supplement in wrappers: viii, 83pp. Orig. 2-color linen. Very good in worn dust jacket. $200. First Edition, complete with the "Supplement." The work presents a Navaho ceremonial through literary and graphic media. The narrative is recorded by Berard Haile, a distinguished student of Navaho language, and the sixteen sandpaintings are reproduced in seriagraph made after tempera painting.

 

PALLADINO, L.B. INDIAN AND WHITE IN THE NORTHWEST. A Study of Catholicity in Montana 1831-1891. With an Introduction by Right Reverend John B. Brondel. With Portraits and Other Illustrations. Lancaster, PA: Wickersham, 1922. 8vo, xx, 512pp, frontispiece, 92 half-tones. Brown cloth, blocked in blind and stamped in gold, white, and green, marbled edges, lt.-mod. wear at extremities, spine tail chipped, otherwise tight, sound, clean, very good. $120. Second (most desirable) Edition, Revised and Enlarged. "A history of all Catholic missions in the region - among the Blackfeet, Piegons, Cheyennes and Crows and in the white settlements of Montana." Howes P40.

 

PALMER, Katherine Van Winkle. HONNE. The Spirit of the Chehalis. The Indian Interpretation of the Origin of the People and Animals as Narrated by George Saunders. N.p.: [Privately Printed by the author], 1925. 8vo, 204, (3)pp as glossary, frontispiece, 18 b&w illus. Grey cloth, black lettered and illus., very mild wear to extremities, mild shelf-darkening to spine, overall very good. $50. First (only) Edition, signed by the author/publisher. Tales of Honn, the god of the Chehalis and Nisqually Native-American tribes of Washington State, as collected and arranged by Palmer.Includes a brief English-Nisqually glossary. Scarce.

 

PHELPS, McKinnie L. (comp). THE INDIAN CAPTIVITY OF MARY KINNAN 1791-1794...Edited and with an Introduction by Jack D. Filipiak. Boulder: Pruett Press, 1967 8vo, xxviii, 138pp, plates. Green cloth stamped in black, fine. $50. One of 750 numbered copies signed by Phelps. The first edition of A True Narrative of the Sufferings of Mary Kinnan was published at Elizabethtown in 1795.

 

POWELL, John Wesley. CONTRIBUTIONS TO NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY. Washington: GPO, 1877-93. 8 vols, 8vo, with numerous plates, maps, illustrations etc. Modern simulated half leather over marbled boards, 3 vols worn, all shaken, otherwise very good. $750. First Edition; complete, vols I-VII, and IX - no vol. VIII published. This survey was called to life in 1877 as part of the U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountains Regions. The geologicst Powell (1834-1902), experienced in numerous scientific expeditions to the West, was appointed director of the project and, after organizational changes in 1879, was primarily responsible as director of the Bureau of Ethnology. Considered the reformer among the great western explorers, Powell was deeply interested in the culture of the Indians and sympathetic to their plight, although he later adopted the Darwinistic view of Morgan on primitive societies.

The various volumes of this study of ethnology analyse some of the following subjects: tribes of the extreme Northwest, the Klamath Indians of southwestern Orion, tribes of California, houses and houselife of the American aborigines, the Cegiha language, a Dakota-English dictionary and a Dakota grammar. Vol V contains a treatise by Cyrus Thomas on the manuscript Troano, whose interpretation proved to crucial for the understanding of the Mayan calendar, Mayan characters and numerology.

Vocabularies were the main interest of Powell and he himself was fluent in most primitive languages of teh region; in 1877 Powell also published Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. Being so familiar with Indian issues, he was very outraged about the treatment the Indians received by various Rocky Mountain agents and he became one of their most ardent advocats in Washington, later making many contributions to the question of Indian reservations. Schmeckebier p.43.

 

REICHARD, Gladys. DEZBA, Woman of the Desert. New York: J.J. Augustin, (1939). Sq. 8vo, xxvi, 161pp, frontispiece & 55 plates. Orig. tan cloth, a little soiled, in good jacket with some wear to backstrip and corners. $150. First Edition, insccribed by the author to her publisher: "To J.J. thru ‘thick & thin’/ Gladys." "The flow of daily life on the Navajo Reservation centered in the activities of the matriarch of the family group, vividly and poetically told by a sympathetic observer of the The People. Though the account is fictionalized to the extent that it does not describe any living person, there is probably more truth here than in many scientific reports" (Powell, Arizona Fifty, 38).

REICHARD, Gladys. DEZBA. Woman of the Desert. New York: J.J. Augustin, (1939). Sq. 8vo, xxvi, 161pp, frontispiece & 55 plates. Orig. tan cloth, vignette to front cover, tape marks to front boards, otherwise fine in a very good dust jacket. $50. First Edition.

 

REICHARD, Gladys A. SPIDER WOMAN, A Story of Navajo Weavers and Chanters. 1934. 8vo, x, 287, plates, some in color. Red cloth, lightly soiled, otherwise very good. $75.

 

REID, Hugo. THE INDIANS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY. Los Angeles: Privately Printed, 1926. 8vo, 70pp. Brown wrappers. Slight sun staining. $150. First Edition thus, originally issued as a series of letter in the Los Angeles Star, here gathered and printed by Arthur Ellis in an edition of 200 copies. Reid published his Account of the Indians of California in 1885. Cowan p.528. Rocq S612.

 

(Remington). GARLAND, Hamlin. THE BOOK OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN. Pictured by Frederic Remington. New York: Harper, 1923. 4to, ix, 274pp, with a color frontis. and 34 plates. Orig. quarter black cloth, upper cover with plate and lettering, a very good copy. $100. Good edition of this famous work.

 

ROBINSON, W.W. THE INDIANS OF LOS ANGELES. Story of the Liquidation of a People. Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1952. 8vo, 42, (1), (1 as colophon)pp. Gray cloth, gilt lettered spine, printed label to front board, fine. $85. First Edition, one of 200 copies designed and printed by Muir Dawson, with composition by Saul and Lillian Marks. With Dawson’s Book Shop subscriber’s receipt laid-in.

 

RODEE, Marion E. OLD NAVAJO RUGS. Their Development From 1900 to 1940. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1981). 8vo, xiv, 113pp, 16 color, 61 b&w illus.. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in very good+ dj. $50. First Edition.

 

ROUHIER, Alexandre. LE PEYOTL (Echinocactus Williamsii Lem.) Paris: Gaston Doin, 1927. Large 8vo, xii, 372pp, 44 text-figures (mostly photos of peyote buttons, habitats, Huichol Indians). Orig. wrappers, tape stains to spine ends, name on endpaper & extensive scholarly pencil marginalia, otherwise very good. $350. First Edition. Le Peyotl is one of the greatest works ever produced on the legendary sacred cactus of the Rio Grande Valley. Rouhier was the leading French investigator. His magnum opus deals with every aspect of interest, from the history, the legends, the religious use to the botany, chemistry and therapeutic use. There is a full bibliography.

 

RYAN, Marah Ellis. THE FLUTE OF THE GODS… Illustrated by Edward S. Curtis. New York: Frederick A. Stokes (1909). 8vo, 338pp, 24 full-page sepia-toned photogravures. Decorative brown cloth with mounted photo on front. Very good. $300. First Edition. A historical novel about the Coronado expedition, told with a sympathetic view of the Indians.

 

SAROYAN, William. A NATIVE AMERICAN. Illustrated by "hans." San Francisco: George Fields, 1938. Large 8vo, (8), 80pp, frontispiece & 7 plates. Orig. pictorial cloth. Slight staining to boards, otherwise fine. $200. One of 450 copies signed by the author, attractively illustrated, of this amusing reminiscence of Saroyan’s childhood in Fresno.

 

SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry Rowe. ALGIC RESEARCHES, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians. New York: Harper & Bros., 1839. 2 vols, 12mo, 248, 244pp. Modern brown cloth, gilt lettered, foxing, some staining throughout, vol 2 trimmed closer than vol 1, externally near fine, internally good. $750. First Edition. Ethnologist, explorer, geologist, Indian agent, and Superintendant of Indian Affarirs in Michigan, author Schoolcraft collected these Indian tales and legends - "specimens of an oral imaginative lore among the North American aborigines" (Preface) - which later inspired Longfellow when writing Song of Hiawatha in 1855. Howes S180. Scarce.

 

(Science). ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year 1863. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1864. 8vo, viii, 419pp. Later full calf, gilt lettering to red and black morocco spine labels, blindtooled borders, some loss at spine head, a bit of rubbing, otherwise a very good copy. $75. Features abstracts/articles on: Aeronautic Voyages (ballooning); An Account of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of the Californian Peninsula; Principles of Linguistic Science; The Propagation of Electricity in Highly Rarefied Fluids; A History of Discovery Relative to Magnetism; and an account of A Remarkable Accumulation of Bats, in which 9,640 bats invaded a home in Maryland and had to be systematically destroyed.

 

SEAVER, James E. LIFE OF MARY JEMISON: Deh-He-W-Mis. Buffalo: Printing House of Matthews & Warren 1877. 8vo, 303pp, frontispiece, 9 b&w plates, tissue guards intact. Brown cloth with black trim border, gilt lettered, aeg, beveled edges, black stamped ruled borders, internally clean, a good copy. $300. Fifth ("most complete" - Howes) Edition, with an Appendix and extra material by William Cullen Bryant, etc. First issued in 1824, certainly one of the most interesting and authentic of captivity narratives, told by one who spent a long life among the Senecas and was the first white woman to travel down the Ohio river. Among the best resumes we have of incidents in the history and common life of the Senecas. Howes S263. Sabin 78682. Newbury Library, NARRATIVES OF CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA 260. Cf. Field 1380; Field, Captivity Narratives 258.

 

SEDGWICK, Mrs. William T. ACOMA, THE SKY CITY. A Study in Pueblo-Indian History and Civilization. Chicago: Rio Grande Press, (1963). 8vo, x, 318pp. Cloth, fine. $45. Photo-reprint of the 1927 first edition.

 

SONNICHSEN, C.L. THE MESCALERO APACHES. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1958). 8vo, xii, 303pp, frontispiece, 22b&w illus., 2 maps. Cloth dust jacket, fine in very good dj $65. First Edition.

 

SPECK, Gordon. BREEDS AND HALF-BREEDS. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1969. 8vo, xvi, 361pp, 50 b/w illus. & 15 maps. Cloth, dust jacket, very good in like dj. $35. First Edition.

 

SPENCE, Clark C. MINING ENGINEERS & THE AMERICAN WEST. The Lace-Foot Brigade, 1849-1933. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1970. 8vo, 407pp, illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj $50. First Edition, with publisher’s review slip laid in.

 

STEDMAN, Raymond William. SHADOWS OF THE INDIAN. Stereotypes in American Culture. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1982). 8vo, xix, 281pp, 76 b&w illus. Leatherette cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $35. First Edition.

 

STEWART, Omer C. & David F. Aberle. PEYOTISM IN THE WEST. With a Foreword by Richard Evans Schultes. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, Anthropological Papers, 1984. 4to, viii, 291pp. Wrappers. Very good. $75. A collected edition of the four key papers by the great peyote anthropologist: Ute Peyotism; Washo-Northern Paiute Peytoism; Friend to the Ute; The History of Peyotism in Nevada; and Navaho & Ute Peytoism (the last written with Aberle). In his introduction Schultes, Director of the Harvard Botanical Museum, writes that his early contacts with Omer Stewart were strongly influential in orienting his career into research on hallucinogenic plants.

 

TERRELL, John Upton. APACHE CHRONICLE. New York: World Publishing Company, (1972). 8vo, xv, 411pp, misc. b&w illus. Quarter cloth over boards, dust jacket, near fine in like dj. $40. First Edition.

 

THOMAS, P. HINDU RELIGION, CUSTOMS AND MANNERS. Describing the Customs and Manners, Religious, Social, Domestic Life, Arts and Sciences of the Hindus. Bombay: D.B. Taraporevala Sons, [ca. 1920]. 4to, xiii, 161pp, colored frontis. & 251 half-tones. Original quarter blue cloth over boards, worn at corners, very good in a chipped illustrated dust jacket, good. $75. First Indian Edition. An early comprehensive study of Hindu life. According to the dust jacket blurb, "The appearance of this profusely illustrated monumental work at a time when the Hindus are emerging out of compartive obscurity as the leading nation of the East is a landmark in the history of the race."

 

TOMKINS, William. UNIVERSAL INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGE of the Plains Indians of North America. Together With a Simplified Method of Study, a List of Words in Most General Use, a Codification of Pictographic Symbols of the Souix and Ojibway; a List of Synonyms, a History of Sign Language, Chapters on Smoke Signaling, Use of Idioms, Etc., and Other Important Co-Related Matter. San Diego: William Tomkins, 1929. 8vo, 96pp, frontispiece, illus. throughout. Illustrated wrappers, staple bound, near fine. $85 The American Indian Souvenir [Fourth] Edition Boy Scout World Jamboree England, 1929 with signed frontis, with three warm signed inscriptions by the author. Rare in this condition.

 

[United States. Department of the Interior]. OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS. BULLETINS 1-9, 11-15, 17-20. Washington, 1921-1923. $150. 18 mimeographed issues in worn library binder. Each issue on a specific subject including primitive agriculture, bibliography of legends, arts & industries, religion, missions, Indian music, Blackfeet tribe, Indian wars, etc.

 

VESTAL, Stanley. WARPATH AND COUNCIL FIRE. The Plains Indians’ Struggle for Survival in War and Diplomacy 1851-1891. New York: Random House, (1948). 8vo, xiv, 338pp, frontispiece, 9 b&w photo-illus., 8 maps. Green cloth, gilt lettering to brown stamped spine label, dust jacket, very good+ in chipped dj. $35. First Edition.

 

VOGEL, Virgil J. AMERICAN INDIAN MEDICINE. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1970). 8vo, xx, 583pp. Cloth, dust jacket, near fine in like dj. $60. First Edition, with the publisher’s review slip laid in.

 

(Vroman) MAHOOD, Ruth (editor). PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE SOUTHWEST. Adam Clark Vroman, 1856-1916. Introduction by Beaumont Newhall. Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie, 1961. 4to, 34pp text, pp.37-127 plates. Original cloth, dustwrapper slighty worn, very good. $125. First Edition of this pioneering study of the Pasadena photographer.

 

WATERS, Frank. PUMPKIN SEED POINT. Chicago: Sage Books/Swallow Press, (1969). 8vo, xiii, 175pp, 1 map. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $45. First Edition. Memoir of the author’s life among the Hopi Indians.

 

WHITE, Mary. HOW TO MAKE BASKETS. With a Chapter on "What The Basket Means to the Indian," by Neltje Blanchan. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1924. 8vo, xi, 194pp, frontispiece, 47 figures. Brown cloth, brown lettered, lt. wear, bookplate, owner’s signatures, ffep corner-clipped, otherwise very good. $35. Reprint of the 1901 first edition, an excellent primer on the subject written in the immediate wake of the turn of the century interest in Native-American, African, and Oriental basketry.

 

WILSON, Thomas. ARROWHEADS, SPEARHEADS, AND KNIVES OF PREHISTORIC TIMES. Washington: Smithsonian Institute, 1897. 8vo, 811-988pp, 65 b&w plates. Quarter red cloth over patterned boards, gilt lettering, marbled edges, light wear, very good. $125. First Edition. From the report of the U.S. National Museum, 1897.

 

WINGERT, Paul S. ART OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1946. 8vo, 61pp, (20)pp with b&w plates, 2 maps. Quarter black cloth over illus. boards, gilt lettered, near fine. $25. First Edition.

 

WOODWARD, Arthur. A BRIEF HISTORY OF NAVAJO SILVERSMITHING. With Field Notes by Richard van Valkenburgh. Flagstaff, Ariz.: Northern Arizona Society of Science & Art, 1946. 8vo, iv, 83pp, frontis., 14 illus. Orig. cloth, fine in very good dust jacket. $45. Second edition.

 

YOST, Nellie Snyder. MEDICINE LODGE. The Story of a Kansas Frontier Town. Introduction by Don Russell. Chicago: Sage Books/ Swallow Press, (1970). 8vo, xiv, 237pp, 31 b&w illus. Cloth, dust jacket, fine in like dj. $60. First Edition, first printing.

 

YOUNG, Egerton R. ON THE INDIAN TRAIL. And Other Stories of Missionary Work among the Cree and Saniteaur Indians. London: Religious Tract Society, [ca. 1900]. 8vo, 230, (2 ads)pp, incl. plates. Original red pictorial cloth, rubbed, spine faded, good. $30. Recollections of a late nineteenth century missionary.

 

YOUNG, Robert W. A POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE NAVAJO TRIBE. Tsaile, Navajo Nation, Arizona: Navajo Community College Press, 1978. 8vo, 174pp, b&w illus. throughout. Cloth, illus. endpapers, no dj as issued, very fine. $35. First Edition.