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The Shaman and the Jaguar: A Study of Narcotic Drugs Among the Indians of Colombia
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The Shaman and the Jaguar: A Study of Narcotic Drugs Among the Indians of Colombia

By Reichel-Dolmatoff, G.; Schultes, Richard Evans

Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. 280 pp, indexed and illustrated. Bookplate on front pastedown, very slight spine slant. Dust jacket has some light rubbing and a one-inch closed tear to the rear panel. According to the jacket, this book "is rich in both subjective and objective accounts of the hallucinogenic drugs used in native religions. The author describes in detail his own participation in the drug-taking ceremonies of these tribes and his experience of deep dimensions of altered consciousness. He also gives full weight to the botanical, chemical, and physiological properties of the hallucinogens.

$275.00

The Navaho Door, An Introduction to Navaho Life
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The Navaho Door, An Introduction to Navaho Life

By Leighton, Alexander H; Leighton, Dorothea C.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/fair. xviii, 149 pp + maps (one folding) + illustrations from photographs, with frontispiece, index, map endpapers. Minimal dust soiling to top edge, light offsetting to endpapers; else clean and sound. Dust jacket is heavily chipped along the top edge and has significant losses and internal tape repairs to the spine. An account of the Leightons' work as physicians to a Navaho community, with reflections on Navaho culture, particuarly with respect to attitudes to illness and healing.

$25.00

The Kamia of Imperial Valley, Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 97
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The Kamia of Imperial Valley, Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 97

By Gifford, E.W.

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1931. Softcover. Very Good. vii, 94 pp, with illustrations, double-page map showing Kamia territory and adjacent lands, bibliography, index; in original wrappers. Light handling wear; text clean. The Kamia were the inhabitants of the Imperial Valley in southeastern California. According to the Introduction, "culturally, they are intermediate between the Diegueno and the Yuma, with a heavy preponderance of shared traits with the Yuma."

$20.00

Bali, godsdienst en ceremonien
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Bali, godsdienst en ceremonien

By Goris, R. (text); Spies, Walter (photos)

Batavia, Java: Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij. Softcover. Good. Undated, c. 1930. Approximately 9 x 12 inches, oblong; [80] pp. Chipped at head and foot of spine, with loss of about 2 inches of paper at the foot, and old tape repairs visible; general shelfwear, binding tender. Gift inscriptions on inside and title page, otherwise clean. Text in Dutch. Black and white plates show a many aspects of Balinese religious ceremonies, including costume, temples and other sacred architecture, ceremonial objects, and ceremonies and rituals being performed.

$90.00

The Yokuts Language of Southern Central California
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The Yokuts Language of Southern Central California

By Kroeber, A.L.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1907. Softcover. good+. University of California Publications, American Archaeology and Ethnology, Vol. 2, No. 5. pp. 165-393, with index laid in. Wrappers edgeworn and with one-inch chip missing from upper spine, minor foxing, dampstain to one corner of last few leaves (not affecting text). Organized into three major sections, covering the Yaudanchi dialect, the Yauelmani dialect, and other dialects and comparisons. Discusses phonetics, grammatical structure, vocabulary, etc.

$35.00

Primitive Travel and Transportation
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Primitive Travel and Transportation

By Mason, Otis Tufton

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1896. First Edition. Softcover. Fair. pp. 237-593, illustrated with plates (some from photographs) and line drawings in the text. Front wrapper heavily worn and detached, back wrapper and much of outer paper on spine missing, but text block sound and text clean. Good reference copy. Signed by author with short inscription on front cover. From the annual report of the Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum. Includes detailed descriptions of methods of travel and moving and carrying things in different primitive cultures.

$75.00

The Races of Europe, A Sociological Study
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The Races of Europe, A Sociological Study

By Ripley, William Z.

New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. xxxii, 624 pp, with Illustrations, maps, publisher's catalogue, index. Publisher's blue cloth boards rubbed at extremities, with a few tny tears in the coth at head and foot of spine. Previous owner's name on front pastedown; text clean. No dust jacket. An influential work of early twentieth century anthropology, known for its extensive research, compilation of data, and criticism of the work of many other anthropologists in Europe and the United States. According to the New World Encyclopedia, Ripley reached his conclusions about race "by correlating anthropometric data with geographical data, paying special attention to the use of the cephalic index, which at the time was considered a well-established measure….From this and other socio-geographical factors, Ripley classified Europeans into three distinct races," Teutonic, Mediterranean, and Alpine. .

$100.00

The Languages of the Pacific
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The Languages of the Pacific

By Brown, J. [John] MacMillan

Honolulu, HI: Bishop Museum Press, 1920. Softcover. Very Good. Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History, Vol. VII - No. 2. 17 pp, in original wrappers. Shelfwear and abrasion to wrappers; text clean.

$35.00

Chippewa Music, Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 45
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Chippewa Music, Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 45

By Densmore, Frances

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1910. Hardcover. Good+. xix, 216 pp + illustrations, with illustrations, sheet music, index. Original green cloth, lightly bumped and rubbed at corners. Both hinges cracked; text clean. A general section describes the intonation, rhythm, tone material, and structure of Chippewa music. This is followed by chapters on music instruments; the Mide and their beliefs, songs, use of medicine, and ceremonies; and Social songs on the White Earth and Leech Lake reservations.

$35.00

Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 44, Indian Languages of Mexico and Central America and Their Geographical Distribution
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Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 44, Indian Languages of Mexico and Central America and Their Geographical Distribution

By Thomas, Cyrus; Swanton, John R.

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1911. Hardcover. Very Good. vii, 108 pp + folding color map, with bibliography, index. Original green cloth. Lightly bumped and rubbed corners; text clean. Discusses a variety of languages including Pima, Concho, Meztitlaneca, Aztec, Mixe, Tzotzil, Pokomam, Guatuso, Sigua, and others.

$25.00

Indians of Cape Flattery, at the Entrance to the Strait of Fuca, Washington Territory
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Indians of Cape Flattery, at the Entrance to the Strait of Fuca, Washington Territory

By Swan, James G.

Philadelphia, PA, 1868. Softcover. Fair. Disbound (lacking covers). 9 x 13 inches, pp ix, 106 pp, with index laid in. Old dampstain to fore edge (visible on page margins but not affecting text), first gathering loose from text block; contents clean. Includes a vocabulary of the Makah languag and describes many aspects of tribal life, including social customs and rituals, tools, food, trade, canoes, baskets, ornaments, etc.

$75.00

Through Central Borneo, An Account of Two Years' Travel in the Land of the Head-Hunters Between the Years 1913 and 1917
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Through Central Borneo, An Account of Two Years' Travel in the Land of the Head-Hunters Between the Years 1913 and 1917

By Lumholtz, Carl

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volume set (complete). Volume I: xix, 242 pp + b/w illustrations from photographs, with frontispiece, folding map, gilt spine. Volume II: x, 467 pp + b/w illustrations from photographs + folding map, with frontispiece, index. Both volumes lightly sunned at spine and edges and with corners lightly bumped; internals clean and tight. Volume I has a short inscription from Alfred M. Erskine with a penciled note stating he was an associate of Lumholtz (we have not verfied this independently). An account of Lumholtz's two year exploration of Borneo with ethnographic observations on many tribes, including the Kayans, Kenyahs, Murungs, Penyahbongs, Saputans, Punans, Bukits, Penihings, Oma-Sulings, Long-Glats, Katingans, Duhoi (Ot-Danums), and Tamoans. This the last of many expeditions made by Lumholtz, who was a founding member of the Explorer's Club.

$225.00

Old Oraibi, A Study of the Hopi Indians of Third Mesa
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Old Oraibi, A Study of the Hopi Indians of Third Mesa

By Titiev, Mischa

Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint, 1974. Softcover. Very Good. Reprint of Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Vol. XXII, No. 1. xi, 282 pp, with b/w illustrations from photographs, bibliography. Light handling wear to wrappers, internals clean and sound. Organized into three main parts: Kinship and Social Organization, Hopi Ceremonialism, and Miscellany (economy, sex practices, et al). First published in 1944.

$30.00

Shabik'Eschee Village, A Late Basket Maker Site in the Chaco Canyon New Mexico
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Shabik'Eschee Village, A Late Basket Maker Site in the Chaco Canyon New Mexico

By Roberts, Frank H.H., Jr.

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 92.. viii, 164 pp + b/w illustrations from photographs + folding map, w/bibliography, index. Very light general wear to boards including bumped bottom corners; contents clean and sound. No dust jacket. Includes chapters on basket makers, pueblos, ruins, material culture, human burials, and other topics.

$25.00

The Scalp Ceremonial of Zuñi (Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Number 31)
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The Scalp Ceremonial of Zuñi (Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Number 31)

By Parsons, Elsie Clews

Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint, 1974. Softcover. Very Good. Reprint of the 1924 original. 42 pp, with illustrations, in original wrappers. Some sunning to spine and edges of wrappers, title hand-written on spine; contents clean and sound. Description of of Zuñi scalp ceremonials in 1921 and 1891, with a section on changes in the ceremonials over time.

$35.00

The Social and Ceremonial Organization of the Cochiti (Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Number 33)
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The Social and Ceremonial Organization of the Cochiti (Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Number 33)

By Schiff Goldfrank, Esther

Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint, 1974. Softcover. Very Good. Reprint of the 1927 original. 129 pp + folding geneaologies, in original wrappers. Some sunning to spine and edges of wrappers, title hand-written on on spine; contents clean and sound. A study of the Cochiti peopl, including aspects of social organization, religious concepts, ritual and ceremonial patterns.

$40.00

A Pueblo Indian Journal 1920-1921, Introduction and Notes (Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Number 32)
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A Pueblo Indian Journal 1920-1921, Introduction and Notes (Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Number 32)

By Parsons, Elsie Clews; [Crow-Wing]

Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint, 1974. Softcover. Very Good. Reprint of the 1925 original. 123 pp + b/w illustrations from photographs, with illustrations. Some sunning and light shelf wear to wrappers; contents clean and sound.

$30.00

Notes on Zuñi Part I and II (Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Volume IV, No. 3-4)
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Notes on Zuñi Part I and II (Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Volume IV, No. 3-4)

By Parsons, Elsie Clews

Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint, 1974. Softcover. Near fine. Two volumes in printed wrappers. Part I: pp. 151-225; Part II: pp. 229-338. Both volumes show some very light sunning to spine and edges of wrappers and have titles written by hand on the spine; contents clean and sound. Originally published in 1917. Describes many aspects of Zuni ceremonialism and includes a fascinating register of ceremonial events at Zuni compiled by Margaret A. Lewis, a Cherokee who traveled from Oklahoma in 1899 as a schoolteacher in the Indian Service.

$50.00

A Natural History of Associations, A Study in the Meaning of Community, Volumes One and Two
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A Natural History of Associations, A Study in the Meaning of Community, Volumes One and Two

By Bradfield, Richard Maitland

New York: International Universities Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Two volume set, complete. Volume 1: xx, 428 pp, maps, index. Volume 2: x, 596, with maps, index. Both volumes show very light wear to edges, name written on front free endpapers; else clean and sound. Both dust jackets show very light shelf wear. Due to weight, shipping cost will be more than standard for priority or international orders.

$40.00

The Origin and Significance of Snake-Lightning Cults in the Pueblo Southwest
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The Origin and Significance of Snake-Lightning Cults in the Pueblo Southwest

By Switzer, Ronald R.

El Paso, TX: El Paso Archaeological Society, 1972. Softcover. Good+. Special Report Number 11. iii, 48 pp, with illustrations (some from photographs), bibliography, in original illustrated wrappers with stapled binding. Light handling wear, a few notes written on back cover, 4 pages of text with minor annotation in ink.

$30.00

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