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Primitive Man

by Figuier, Louis

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1871
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New York: D. Aooleton and Co, 1871. Octavo. Frontispiece, 348 pages, index. After Charles Lyell's Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man, Figueir's work became a key idea on early man that clearly had abandoned the literal 6,000 year theory of the Garden of Eden. Franz Boas continued with all the anthropological ideas that influenced… Read more
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Memorial to John Wesley Powell (signed By F.S. Dellenbaugh)

by Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935

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Published
1918
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American Anthrpologist, 1918. pages 432-436, offprint from the American Anthropologist (New Series, v. 20, Oct-Dec, 1918) with two pages of plates showing the Powell monument which was designed by Pieter Burggraaf. Dellenbaugh as a seventeen-year-old of life embarked with Major John Wesley Powell and a crew of amateur scientists at Green River, Wyoming, on Powell's second expedition down… Read more
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Ba-Long-Long

by Jenks, Albert Ernest

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Chicago; (1907): Row, Peterson and Co. First Edition. Octavo. Frontispiece, 183(1)pp., illustrated by Marian Deborah Seiders. The word "Igorot" means Mountain people. They lived in the pine forested mountains of Northern Luzon, the largest island in the Philippine Archipelago. There were 8 to ten groups of tribes, each occupying several miles of territory. Each tribe had their own separate… Read more
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The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America (5 Volume set)

by Bancroft, Hubert Howe; Henry Lebbeus Oak; T Arundel Harcourt; Albert Goldschmidt; Walter M Fisher; William Nemos

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Published
1886
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New York: Appleton, 1886. Octavo. In five volumes. Illustrated with maps, most folding. This was the first part of the massive project of Hubert Howe Bancroft which was met with acclaim by Herbert Spence and Francis Parkman who wrote: "is absolutely the only way of accomplishing the vast undertaking which you have entered upon. "v. 1. Wild tribes. 1874.--v.… Read more
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Dr. Frances Gillmor in the English Department was better known as the specialist at the University of Arizona on Mexican art and culture but she was a good friend of the Publisher of the University of Kentucky Press, Jerry Crouch who had been her student. He begins by sending her a 2 ALS 32 line message on Christmas card… Read more
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New York: Century Co, 1911. Octavo. 453 pages. Inscribed and signed by the author to R.R. Kingsley. The photographs were taken by the sportsman who spent a year hunting with a tribe of Eskimos. Photographs depict Whitney and the Eskimos on big game hunts and their daily struggles for survival in the rugged Arctic terrains. Harry Whitney (1873-1936) was… Read more
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Monografia De Los Tarahumaras

by Basauri, Carlos

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Published
1929
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Mexico: Talleres Graficos De La Nacion, 1929. Quarto. 85 pages, Spanish text, illustrated by photographic images. The Rarmuri mostly practice their sacrifice ritual when singing the Tutugri (coyote) dance. One of the most interesting aspects of this ritual is their mixing of Christian symbols and their use of sacrifice. When they are about to sacrifice the… Read more
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The Medicine-Man of the American Indian and His Cultural Background

by Corlett, William Thomas

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First Edition
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Springfied, IL. (1935): Charles C. Thomas. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. 369 pages, index. Dr. T.W. Corlett became interested in the medicine man in 1879 when he was stationed among the Ojibway Indians of Northern Canada. He uses the term "shaman" for the Indian Medicine man. He writes of the initiation ceremonies of various tribes in both North… Read more
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Ocala, Florida(2000): First Impressions Printing. First Edition. Quarto. 411 pages, bibliography, index. The range of what constitutes money from wampum of the American Indian to the mamulis used as the bride price on the Island of Sumba, what is used for money covers the earliest definitions, the comprehensive listing of the forms of money, with 1200 photographs… Read more
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The Pawnee: Mythology (Part I), All Published

by Dorsey, George A.

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Published
1906
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Washington, DC: Published By the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1906. 546 pages. Signed by the author on the title page. The author was the Curator of Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History. Although labeled "Part I", this work is complete within itself and contains 148 tales of the Kitkehahki, Pitahauirat, and Chaui bands of… Read more
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Indianapolis: Sentinel, 1909. Small Octavo. Signed by the author. 320 [2] pp. ads, [2] leaves of plates, illustrations. Dunn was a careful scholar and hired by the Bureau of American Ethnology to write on the Miami and Potawatomi languages. Contents: Little Turtle, the Death of Witches, why Tecumseh fought, the fall of the prophet William Wells, the… Read more
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London: Norgate, 1879. Octavo. xxxii, 320 pages. The author was a legendary antiquary whose scholarship gave us the word "folklore". He wrote on the origins of the duties, privileges and ranks of nobility, and he was the friend as well as an influence on Charles Dickens and many of the accomplished writers and scholars in England. … Read more
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The Four Ages of Tsurai; a Documentary History of the Indian Village on Trinidad Bay

by Heizer, Robert F. And John E. Mills

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Published
1952
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First Edition
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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1952. First Edition. Octavo. 207 pages, notes, appendix, translation of Spanish documents by Donald C. Cutter. Heizer and Mills have demonstrated here that when archaeology and history are interwoven, we often find a much deeper benefit than to see the subjects within each discipline in a narrow sense. Here they deal… Read more
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Continuities of Hopi Culture Change

by Clemmer, Richard O.

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Published
1976
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Ramona, California: Acoma Books, 1976. Quarto. 90p. Bibliography. Photographs. Inscribed by the author. A major study of the Hopi Traditional Movement that is among the most intense studies within the tribe made in the late 1970's and still used today for insight into the ancient myths and the power structure of the BAE imposed on Hopi culture.… Read more
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Bischoff, Ilse. Tales 204p. with an Introduction By Burton Rascoe, with 10 rich full page illustrations and many in text variations by Ilse M. Bischoff. The Albanian fairy tales and folk tales are patriarchal but the women who appear in this work are subtle and find power in their use of sexuality. The fact that both the people… Read more
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Island of Passion (Ra'Ivavae)

by Marshall, Donald

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Published
1962
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London: George Allen & Unwin, 1962. Cloth/hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 301p. When this book was written, Donald Marshall, an anthropologist, had heard that the erotic practcies on the Island of Ra'ivavae were once well-known but suppressed because of missionary influence. Here he was able to finally get… Read more
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Studies on the Tihamah: The Report of the Tihamah Expedition 1982 and Related Papers

by Stone, Francine

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Published
1985
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9780582783874
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Longmans, Green, and Co, 1985. Cloth Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 148p. index. Reviewer's copy Norman Whalen with review from American Anthropologist (vol 90, no. 2, June 1988). A carefully organized, documented work which should be a basic reference work for Arabian studies.
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Hue, Nghe Va Lang Nghe Thu Cong Truyen Thong (Hue, Its Traditional Handicrafts and Trade Guilds)

by Nguyen, Hu'u Thong

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Published
1994
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Hue: Nha Xuat Ban Thuan Hoa, 1994. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. English and Vietnamese text. 8vo., 383pp. Scholarly treatise on guild structure in a largely rural-based handicraft industry. With suite of color photographs. Bibliography. In illustrated wrappers.
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The Origins, Ideology, and Organziation of Basque Nationalism, 197-1903

by Atienza, Javier Corcuera

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Reno: University of Nevada Press. Hardcover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 522p. index, bibiography, notes. One of the most important works on Basque nationalism. The author was the first to thoroughly examine the exolution of Arana's political thught and its important in the trajectory of the PNV (Basque Nationalist Party). … Read more
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Ethnicity, Propaganda, Mythmaking; Studies on Hungarian connections to Britain and America, 1948-1945

by Frank, Tibor

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Published
1999
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Budapest: Akademia Kiado, 1999. Hardcover. A Very Good Copy. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 391p. English text. Based upon extensive archival research in both Europe and the United States, these twenty essays on various forms of thought control, censorshp, and myth-making deal with ethnocentricism, nativism and nationalism in and out of East-Central Europe.… Read more
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