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Cultures - Native American

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1 Alys Swan-Jackson The Apaches & Pueblo Peoples of the Southwest
Heinemann 1996 0600584887 / 9780600584889 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition, overall wear very light. Pages clean other than gift inscription across top edge of title pages. Wonderful colour illustrations and see-through scenes Of villages, houses and burial chambers. Discover the Indians of the American southwest. Incl. Cliff houses of the Anasazi, a Pueblo village, Navajo hogans, secret rituals, etc. (800) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 19.95 USD
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NORTHWEST COAST NATIVE AND NATIVE-STYLE ART A Guidebook for Western Washington, Averill, Lloyd J. & Morris, Daphne K.
2 Averill, Lloyd J. & Morris, Daphne K. NORTHWEST COAST NATIVE AND NATIVE-STYLE ART A Guidebook for Western Washington
University of Washington Press 1995 0295974680 / 9780295974682 First Edition Softcover Good 
Tight, solid copy. Ex-library book with usual type markings. Inner pages are clean, however top edge of pages has light water damage causing wrinkling to top couple inches. Fairly minor & pages turn freely. Light edgewear to cover & moderate soiling outer edge of pages. "This intelligently crafted resource book by former University of Washington lecturer Averill and Native art educator/illustrator Morris combines effective approaches to touring, viewing, and learning about the Native arts of the Northwest Coast region. While the text is organized to function best as a guidebook for interested lay readers, there is also invaluable reference information as well. The first section, "Where To Find the Art, " focuses on specific geographical locations for hand-held touring purposes. The second section provides "Sources of the Art, " with terse artist biographies and descriptions of Northwest Coast tribes and their practices...." [498]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.95 USD
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3 Babcock, Barbara A. ; Monthan, Guy and Doris THE PUEBLO STORYTELLER
University of Arizona Press 1997 0816511934 / 9780816511938 Sixth Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and intact, light scuffing, slight edgewear to cover. B/w & colour illustrations. 201 pages. "From this insightful work, we learn to appreciate how the art of pottery making and the art of storytelling have been forever intertwined....A rich compendium that deals with oral traditions, cultural history, and the arts. The Pueblo storyteller is a treasure house for students of Pueblo culture and history. "--Journal of Arizona History. [649]; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 11.95 USD
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STONES, BONES AND SKIN Ritual and Shamanic Art, Brodzky, Anne True Blood Et Al (editor)
4 Brodzky, Anne True Blood Et Al (editor) STONES, BONES AND SKIN Ritual and Shamanic Art
Arts Canada 1973 B001JB5GYE First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Ex-library book but still in good condition. Heavy buckram library binding, no jacket as issued, usual ex-lib type markings. B/w, colour and fold-out illustrations. Pages are tight in binding with occasional light soiling, age tanning to page edges. Cover is very good with light wear/bumping at corners. Title page appears to have been removed. A survey of the significant cultural roots of shamanic art throughout the world and their connections with and meaning for modern artists. The book assists in re-establishing the value of a core of sacred symbols and objects which have great meaning for this time. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*due to heavy weight, there will be extra shipping charges) [1015] 
Price: 15.50 USD
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FANTASIES OF THE MASTER RACE Literature, Cinema, and the Colonization of American Indians, Churchill, Ward
5 Churchill, Ward FANTASIES OF THE MASTER RACE Literature, Cinema, and the Colonization of American Indians
San Francisco City Lights Books 1998 0872863484 / 9780872863484 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings - light edge and corner wear, light soiling. Interior very good except for a few page near rear with light water damage causing some wrinkling, also a few small corner creases. 261 pages..; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Chosen an "Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights in the United States" by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights. In this volume of incisive essays, Ward Churchill looks at representations of American Indians in literature and film, delineating a history of cultural propaganda that has served to support the continued colonization of Native America. During each phase of the genocide of American Indians, the media has played a critical role in creating easily digestible stereotypes of Indians for popular consumption. [375-osl] 
Price: 4.95 USD
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LOST AND FOUND TRADITIONS Native American Art 1965-1985, Coe, Ralph T.
6 Coe, Ralph T. LOST AND FOUND TRADITIONS Native American Art 1965-1985
Vancouver, B. C. Douglas & Mcintyre 1988 0888946252 / 9780888946256 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Page are clean and tight, profusely illustrated in b/w and colour. Light edgewear and some rough edges to laminate on covers, a little soiling to outer edge of pages. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 288 pages; From Publishers Weekly: Contemporary American Indian arts and crafts are sometimes dismissed as a pale reflection of a once-great art form. Coe, who spent eight years crisscrossing North America, meeting Indian artists and collecting their works, disproves this viewpoint. A rich legacy of tribal tradition lives on in modern textiles, masks, carvings, jewelry and sacred objects, as revealed in the 400 artworks reproduced in this catalogue of a touring exhibition. When a Makah Indian in Washington State carves a painted box in the shape of a wolf's head, he rediscovers an age-old form and, in so doing, experiences a sense of pride and shared values. Visiting scores of tribes, Coe discovered an art community, a loose network of weavers, craft classes, singers, carvers. Examples in this revelatory volume range from a Pueblo dance-skirt decorated with mystical life symbols to a Cheyenne bird-feather fan whose iridescent colors mirror the peyote ceremony.... (*Note: due to heavy weight, there will be an addt'l shipping charge to most locations) [1,280] 
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THE WHITE MAN'S LAWS, Daniels, Christine & Christiansen, Ron
7 Daniels, Christine & Christiansen, Ron THE WHITE MAN'S LAWS
Edmonton, AB Hurtig Publishers 1970 0888300867 / 9780888300867 First Edition Softcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Christiansen, Ron 
Softcover has light edgewear and some light creases, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight, light age tanning to page edges. Jacket has light edgewear & scuffing, fading to spine, taped tear near top of spine. Beautiful colour illustrations throughout. Non-paginated. Foreword by Stan Daniels. Throughout the tragic history of Canada's native peoples since the arrival of the white man there has been repeated conflict and confrontation associated with the laws of the white man. This book presents a rare interpretation of the white man's legal system and its application to the lives of Canada's Indian and Metis citizens....Offers a clear discussion of civil rights and legal procedure that makes it a book for all Canadians. (os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 19.50 USD
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BROKEN SPIRIT, Dick, Leonard G.
8 Dick, Leonard G. BROKEN SPIRIT
Cobalt, ON Highway Book Shop 1978 0889541604 / 9780889541603 Second Printing Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Stevens, Leonard 
2,000 copies in print. Stapled softcover. Retired libary book with usual stamps & stickers, rear pocket. Light edgewear, a little tearing around staples, scuffing/light soiling to cover. Internal pages are clean other than library markings. Drawn from the author's personal experience, conflicts & confrontation with White & Indian societies. Chapter headings: Indian Connections; Unorganized Crime; The Buckskin Politician; There's Money in those Indians; Indians and Cowboys; Native Alcoholics; Bended Knees; The Legal Dilemma; But I'm an Indian; Indian Time; I Knew an Indian Once & What's After Tomorrow? . Young adult & up. (os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 67 pages 
Price: 18.50 USD
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9 Duane Niatum (editor) CARRIERS OF THE DREAM WHEEL Contemporary Native American Poetry
Harper & Row 1974 0064511529 / 9780064511520 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book in very good condition - laminated cover & usual stamps & stickers. Light edgewear, light soiling. Interior pages clean & tight. Beautiful colour illustrations & b/w photos of the poets. Partial list of authors: Liz Sohappy Bahe; Jim Barnes; Joseph Bruchac, Gladys Cardiff, Lance Henson; Roberta Hill, N. Scott Momaday; Duane Niatum, Simon J. Ortiz, and others. 300 pages ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.50 USD
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WOMEN OF THE NATIVE STRUGGLE Portraits & Testimony of Native American Women, Farley, Ronnie and...
10 Farley, Ronnie and... WOMEN OF THE NATIVE STRUGGLE Portraits & Testimony of Native American Women
Orion Books 1993 0517881136 / 9780517881132 Not First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition. Ex-library, with sturdy laminated cover and a few stamps & stickers - only light wear overall. Interior pages clean & unmarked other than a little light soiling inside back cover. 158 pages. Wonderful photos throughout. Evocotive portraits of Native American Women with their own reflections on womanhood and what it means to be a Native American. ; 8vo 
Price: 13.75 USD
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FORBIDDEN VOICE Reflections of a Mohawk Indian, Greene, Alma (Gah-Wonh-Nos-Doh)
11 Greene, Alma (Gah-Wonh-Nos-Doh) FORBIDDEN VOICE Reflections of a Mohawk Indian
London Hamlyn Publishing 1980 0600348296 / 9780600348290 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has light edgewear, a little scuffing and old price sticker on rear. Forbidden Voice is descended from a long line of Mohawk Chieftains and daughter of a Clan Mother. These are the stories of her people, written down for the white man to understand. "We have our own magic and own mysteries. This book is about some of them. " [602] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.95 USD
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SEVENTH GENERATION Contemporary Native Writing, Hodgson, Heather
12 Hodgson, Heather SEVENTH GENERATION Contemporary Native Writing
Penticton, B.C. Theytus Books 1988 0919441300 / 9780919441309 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Very Scarce Title. Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover, usual stamps & stickers, only very light wear overall, light soiling/spotting outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight other than first couple pages which have a tiny edge spot. 99 pages. A collection of Native poetry by various Canadian poets, including: Kateri Damm, Gregory Young-Ing, A. Garnet Ruffo, Annharte, Charles Ministsoos, Henry Michel, Garry Gottfriedson, Tracey Bonneau, Mary Sky Blue Morin, Jeannette C. Armstrong, Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Ebony Whistling Nose, and others... (os) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 17.50 USD
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British Columbia Good Medicine Books 1989 0920698115 / 9780920698112 First Edition Softcover Good 
Ex-library with laminated cover and a few stamps & stickers - light edgewear, a little wear to laminate along spine, light soiling outside edge of pages. Interior is clean & tight, a few light spots seen and 1-2 pages with a small amount of underling. Great old photos in b/w. 134 pages. (*Shipping may be reduced, depending on your location.)Cultural information and historic facts about tribes living in the northern Rocky Mountains. Includes many old photographs and reprints of old treaties. An illustrated handbook with photographs, maps, charts, and historical data of the following groups: Blackfoot confederacy, Sarcee, Stoney, Kootenay, & Flathead-Salish.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 9.55 USD
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HUNTERS OF THE WHALE An Adventure of Northwest Coast Archaeology, Kirk, Ruth
14 Kirk, Ruth HUNTERS OF THE WHALE An Adventure of Northwest Coast Archaeology
Morrow 1974 0688201091 / 9780688201098 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book but still in great shape - usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean, brodart cover has some scuffing, a little edgewear. Narrates the story of the excavation of the one of the richest deposits of ancient Indian material from a Makah Indian village named Ozette on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. [484] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages 
Price: 11.95 USD
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SHADOW CATCHER The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis, Lawlor, Laurie
15 Lawlor, Laurie SHADOW CATCHER The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis
Douglas & McIntyre 1994 1550542354 / 9781550542356 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Pages are clean and tight. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Moderate scuffing to laminate on jacket, light wear at corners and a little loosening to edges of laminate. B/w photos; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Lawlor (Addie Across the Prairie) engagingly chronicles the life and work of photographer-ethnologist Edward S. Curtis (1868- 1952) , perhaps best known for his 20-volume The North American Indian, a collection of photographs and written histories of the tribes he spent more than 30 years studying. According to Lawlor, Curtis sacrificed much for his determination to record a culture he believed to be on the brink of extinction. The lively text focuses on his struggles, from his beginnings as a studio photographer in 1890s Seattle to his neverending quest for financial support from the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and J. P. Morgan, to his patience in winning the trust of the people he sought to memorialize. Although openly admiring, Lawlor does not shy away from more problematic aspects of Curtis's career-she acknowledges that he staged events for the camera and posed his subjects, and that his obsession with his mission impoverished and eventually unraveled his family. The exquisitely designed book (printed in sepia on cream paper) contains scores of Curtis's haunting photographs, as well as portraits of Curtis and his family. [691] 
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STORYTELLER Ancient Stories, Prose & Poetry, Leslie Marmon Silko
16 Leslie Marmon Silko STORYTELLER Ancient Stories, Prose & Poetry
New York Seaver Books 1981 0805001530 / 9780805001532 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
First edition, 2nd printing. Large softcover approx. 9x7" very good, minor wear to edges and corners. Interior clean & tight, b/w illustrations. Storytelling is an integral part of the Native American tradition. Here in this book, the author weaves a magical spell, as she re-creates the ancient stories, in prose and poetry, spicing them with the realities of her own experience, and intertwined with stories from her own family. 278 pages. ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Price: 20.50 USD
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THE GREAT FISH, Parnall, Peter
17 Parnall, Peter THE GREAT FISH
Doublday 1973 0385078633 / 9780385078634 Hardcover Very Good 
Light wear to corners & edges, light soiling to cover. Initials written inside cover, crease to 1st page. Interior pages are clean & tight other than one page which has been coloured (quite neat - I thought it was supposed to be that way at first). A few pages have some light wrinkling. Great b/w illustrations throughout. 8vo (8 x 9.5"). Story of the King of the Fish, the great silver salmon, and its return as told by an Indian grandfather to his grandson. Native American legend. (*Shipping will be reduced to most locations). ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Hokahey! A Good Day to Die!  The Indian Casualties of the Custer Fight, Richard G. Hardorff
18 Richard G. Hardorff Hokahey! A Good Day to Die! The Indian Casualties of the Custer Fight
University of Nebraska Press 1999 0803273223 / 9780803273221 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Excellent condition, clean, no markings, very light corner wear, one small crease front cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Traditionally historians of the Little Big Horn fight have focused on Custer and his troops—on what they were doing and where they died. But as one Miniconjou warrior told a gathering at a 1926 commemoration of the battle, the Lakotas and Cheyennes also lost brave men. These men had died defending their homes and families, and they too deserved recognition....Concise, well-written, and respectful of Cheyenne and Lakota cultural practices, this book is an essential contribution to our understanding of how the Cheyennes and Lakotas waged the Battle of the Little Big Horn. " (200os) 
Price: 10.95 USD
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WITHOUT RESERVE Stories from Urban Natives, Shorten, Lynda
19 Shorten, Lynda WITHOUT RESERVE Stories from Urban Natives
Edmonton, AB Ne West Publishers 1991 0920897010 / 9780920897010 First Edition Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page. Light edge wear to covers, a little moreso to corners, some corner curling, light creasing, light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages very good, all intact. 294 pages...; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; " A Collection of autobiographical profiles of Native people who live in a Western Canadian city. In a real and powerful way, their voices and words give a sense of the difficulty, diversity, joy and pride of being an urban Native. You will hear the voices of young and old, male and female, the voices of those who have found a spiritual centre in their Native roots, & those whose journey towards the centre has not yet begun...." [386-notosl] ; Signed by Author 
Price: 11.95 USD
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BLOOD AND THUNDER  An Epic of the American West, Sides, Hampton
20 Sides, Hampton BLOOD AND THUNDER An Epic of the American West
Doubleday 2006 0385507771 / 9780385507776 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine. Excellent condition. Book is clean and unmarked. Jacket has two tiny tears to spine top which also affect spine top of hardcover, otherwise only slight wear to corners, not price clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 480 pages; In the fall of 1846 the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people’s chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true—if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies. As Narbona gazed down on the battlements and cannons of a mighty fort the invaders had built, he realized his foes had been vanquished—but what did the arrival of these “New Men” portend for the Navajo? Narbona could not have known that “The Army of the West, ” in the midst of the longest march in American military history, was merely the vanguard of an inexorable tide fueled by a self-righteous ideology now known as “Manifest Destiny. ” For twenty years the Navajo, elusive lords of a huge swath of mountainous desert and pasturelands, would ferociously resist the flood of soldiers and settlers who wished to change their ancient way of life or destroy them. [870] 
Price: 14.95 USD
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