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Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891

By UTLEY, Robert M.

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, 1973. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xv, 462pp. Illustrations, maps. Very good/very good. Faintest of binding edgewear and faintest of jacket edgewear. A tight and handsome first edition of this in editor Louis Morton's "The Macmillan Wars of the United States" series.

$50.00

Hopi Proper Names
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Hopi Proper Names

By VOTH, H.R.

Chicago: Field Columbian Museum, 1905. Small 4to. Stiff tan wrappers. Pp. 65-113. Very good. Heavily-chipped printed outer wrappers archivally mounted to new stiff archival outer wrappers. Handsome first edition of Publication 100 in this institution's "Anthropological Series" (Vol. VI, No. 3), part of curator George A. Dorsey's Stanley McCormick Hopi Expedition. Quite scarce.

$75.00

Army Life in Dakota: Selections from the Journal of Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand
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Army Life in Dakota: Selections from the Journal of Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand

By De TROBRIAND, Philippe Regis Denis de Keredern

Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons, 1941. Hardcover. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. Translation by George Francis Will. 16mo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering, rules and decoration. xxxv, 387pp. Top edge gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, map, 2 tissue-guarded full-page plates. Near fine. Tight, handsome volume in the annual "Lakeside Classics" series of Americana classics. Some are reprints of fabled rarities, others such as this are published for the first time.

$50.00

Old Jules
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Old Jules

By SANDOZ, Mari

New York: Hastings House, 1960. Hardcover. 8vo. Burnt sienna cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. x, 424pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. A tight and attractive 25th anniversary reprint edition of Sandoz's best-known work, the 1935 biography "of her amazing pioneer father." Choice autograph addition: Tipped in before half-title page is a trim-size printed map titled "Working map / of / KANEWA" (a fictional state combining Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska she invented for her 1939 novel "Capital City") on the lower margin of which she boldly inscribes and signs "For Arnold F. Gates / Sincerely / Mari Sandoz" in brown ink, adding beneath a quick sketch of some hills and a prairie flower. (Arnold F. Gates, 1914-93, was a notable Lincoln/Civil War scholar.).

$200.00

Comanche Bondage: Dr. John Charles Beales's settlement of La Villa de Dolores on Las Moras Creek in Southern Texas of the 1830's with an annotated reprint of Sarah Ann Horn's Narrative of her captivity among the Comanches her ransom by traders in New Mexico and return via the Santa Fe Trail
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Comanche Bondage: Dr. John Charles Beales's settlement of La Villa de Dolores on Las Moras Creek in Southern Texas of the 1830's with an annotated reprint of Sarah Ann Horn's Narrative of her captivity among the Comanches her ransom by traders in New Mexico and return via the Santa Fe Trail

By RISTER, Carl Coke

Glendale, CA: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1955. Hardcover. Small 4to. Light blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 210pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine/very good. 1958 ownership signature on front pastedown, where he adds a Frederic Remington style "My Book" and a brand-like symbol; jacket mildly edgeworn only. First edition in the seldom-seen dust jacket.

$175.00

Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson Lee the Texas Ranger -- Containing a detailed account of his captivity among the Indians, his singular escape through the instrumentality of his watch, and fully illustrating Indian life as it is on the war path and in the camp
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Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson Lee the Texas Ranger -- Containing a detailed account of his captivity among the Indians, his singular escape through the instrumentality of his watch, and fully illustrating Indian life as it is on the war path and in the camp

By LEE, Nelson

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1957. Hardcover. Introduction by Walter Prescott Webb. Small 8vo. Brown marbled paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxi, 179pp. Illustration. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Quite tight, attractive first of this modern edition, ninth title in "The Western Frontier Library" series. First published in 1859 (RADER 2215) and a classic.

$50.00

Indian Music Makers

By HOFSINDE, Robert (Gray-Wolf)

New York: William Morrow and Company, 1967. Hardcover. Illustrations by author. 8vo. Brown buckram with color pictorial stamping and lettering. 96pp. Frontispiece, line drawings. Very good. Front jacket flap neatly tipped to rear pastedown. Ultra-tight and decent first edition of this young adult primer on Native American music and their instruments in a durable library-style binding. Discreet ex-library, the only real marking being a cross-out at bottom of title page.

$20.00

The Apaches of New Mexico 1540-1940
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The Apaches of New Mexico 1540-1940

By STANLEY, F.

Pampa, TX: Pampa Print Shop, 1962. Hardcover. 8vo. Yellow cloth with red lettering, dust jacket. v, 449pp. Very good/very good. Minor jacket edgewear, with sunned spine; faint binding edgewear, else internally fine. Quite nice and tight first edition of this in-depth study, inscribed and signed by the author in blue ballpoint on front flyleaf: "For / L.H. Geddes / With Best Wishes / Sincerely / F. Stanley." "F. Stanley" was the nom-de-plume of the mysterious Father Stanley Crocchiola (1908-96), a Catholic priest in Texas whose passion for writing history led him to author a prolific number of Western histories -- by one count 177, by another count 190. While some historians criticize him for factual errors, many others applaud his original research.

$175.00

War-Path and Bivouac or The Conquest of the Sioux: A narrative of the stirring personal experiences and adventures in the Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition of 1876, and in the campaign on the British border in 1879

By FINERTY, John F.

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962. Hardcover. Introduction by Oliver Knight. Small 8vo. Brown marbled paper over boards, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. xxxix, 358pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, maps. Fine/very good. Faint jacket wear. Second printing, tight and attractive, of this "Western Frontier Library" series title -- originally published in Chicago in 1890 (GRAFF 1325, HOWES F 136, RADER 1384).

$25.00

Caspar Collins: The Life and Exploits of an Indian Fighter of the Sixties
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Caspar Collins: The Life and Exploits of an Indian Fighter of the Sixties

By SPRING, Agnes Wright

New York: Columbia University Press, 1927. Hardcover. Foreword by Hugh L. Scott. Small 4to. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 187pp. Frontispiece, 11 full-page called-for plates. Near fine/very good. Jacket a bit edgeworn and moderately rubbed and soiled. Quite tight and lovely first edition -- and scarce in the jacket. RADER 2966.

$95.00

Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1902-1903
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Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1902-1903

By HOLMES, W.H. (chief)

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1907. Hardcover. 4to. Olive green blind-ruled cloth with gilt spine lettering and front board pictorial stamping. xl, 846pp. Chromolithograph frontispiece, numerous full-page plates and couple chromolithographs, line drawings. Very good. Minor binding edgewear, else internally tight and bright and near fine; light ownership signature on front flyleaf. A tight and nice first edition, with Holmes' "Administrative Report" followed by an "Accompanying Papers" -- Stewart Culin's lengthy and detailed "Games of the North American Indians."

$195.00

Physiological and Medical Observations Among the Indians of Southwestern United States and Mexico
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Physiological and Medical Observations Among the Indians of Southwestern United States and Mexico

By HRDLICKA, Ales

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1908. Hardcover. Small 4to. Olive green cloth with gilt spine lettering. ix, 460pp. Numerous full-page plates, graphs, tables, three large foldout charts. Very good. A tight and quite nice first edition of Bulletin 34 of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology reports.

$55.00

Kathlamet Texts
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Kathlamet Texts

By BOAS, Franz

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1901. Hardcover. 4to. Olive green cloth with gilt spine lettering. 261pp. Frontispiece. Very good. Bit of faint edgewear, with small scuff midway up spine, else internally tight and near fine. Tight, attractive first edition of Bulletin 26 of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology reports, a notable study by the influential "Father of American Anthropology" (1858-1942). Front and inner flyleaves and rear and inner flyleaves bear name/address inkstamp of noted Minnesota numismatist Arthur O. Bredeson (1906-88).

$55.00

Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians / An Inquiry Into the Animism and Folk-Lore of the Guiana Indians
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Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians / An Inquiry Into the Animism and Folk-Lore of the Guiana Indians

By STEVENSON, Matilda Coxe, and ROTH, Walter E.

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1915. Hardcover. 4to. Olive green blind-ruled cloth with gilt spine lettering and front board pictorial stamping. 453pp. Full-page plates, single chromolithograph. Very good. Faint binding wear, with spine lettering a bit dulled. First edition of this hefty study, the "Thirtieth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1908-1909" by ethnologist-in-chief F.W. Hodge, whose 28-page "Administrative Report" precedes Stevenson and Roth's "Accompanying Paper." Stevenson (1849-1915) was one half of the pioneering husband-and-wife ethnologist and anthropologist team; she published a half dozen notable titles about the Zuni Indians, and in this title examines their use of plants not only in food and medicine but in weaving, dyeing, basketry, pottery decoration, toilet, folklore and other uses. Tight and attractive.

$55.00

Tuberculosis Among Certain Indian Tribes of the United States
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Tuberculosis Among Certain Indian Tribes of the United States

By HRDLICKA, Ales

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1909. Hardcover. Small 4to. Olive green cloth with gilt spine lettering. vii, 48pp. Numerous full-page plates and tables. Near fine. Tight, attractive first edition of Bulletin 42 of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology reports.

$50.00

Antiquities of Central and Southeastern Missouri
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Antiquities of Central and Southeastern Missouri

By FOWKE, Gerard

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1910. Hardcover. Small 4to. Olive green cloth with gilt spine lettering. vii, 116pp. Foldout map frontispiece, numerous illustrations and full-page plates. Near fine. A superb and tight first edition of Bulletin 37 of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology reports -- here a (to cite title page) "Report on Exploration Made in 1906-07 Under the Auspices of the Archaeological Institute of America."

$50.00

The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb St. Tammany Parish Louisiana
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The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb St. Tammany Parish Louisiana

By BUSHNELL, David I., Jr.

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1909. Hardcover. Small 4to. Olive green cloth with gilt spine lettering. ix, 35pp. 22 full-page plates. Very good. Faintest of binding wear, else tight, clean and internally near fine, with spine gilt bright. A quite lovely first edition of Bulletin 48 of the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology reports.

$50.00

Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset
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Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset

By LEROUX, Odette, JACKSON, Marion E., and FREEMAN, Minnie Aodla (editors)

Vancouver, Canada: Douglas & McIntyre, 1994. Hardcover. Small 4to. White cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 253pp. Extensive illustrations (some color). Fine/near fine. Jacket spine slightly sunned. A tight and handsome first edition of this definitive and superbly-illustrated study.

$55.00

History of the Spirit Lake Massacre and Captivity of Miss Abbie Gardner
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History of the Spirit Lake Massacre and Captivity of Miss Abbie Gardner

By SHARP, Abigail Gardner

Des Moines, IA: Wallace-Homestead Book Co, 1971. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with yellow lettering and pictorial stamping. 386pp. Illustrations. Near fine. Much, much later facsimile reprint of one of the most famed of all Indian captivity narratives, first published in Des Moines in 1885. The Spirit Lake Massacre was a noted 1856 incident in which a small group of Sioux in northwestern Iowa attacked and killed 35 to 40 white settlers and kidnapped four young women, including 14-year-old Gardner. AYER 263. HOWES S 330.

$50.00

Legends & Dances of Old Mexico

By SCHWENDENER, Norma, and TIBBELS, Averil

New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1934. Hardcover. Small 4to. Orange cloth with black lettering and decoration. xiii, 111pp. Line drawings, music notations. Very good. Faint binding edgewear; light age toning to pp. 66-67 from long-ago newsprint contact. Tight and attractive first edition of this how-to of a dozen ancient Mexican dances.

$25.00

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