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The Speaking Leaves 18 Issues Including April 1972 through Dec. 1973 (Intermittent), American Indian Cultural Group
1 American Indian Cultural Group The Speaking Leaves 18 Issues Including April 1972 through Dec. 1973 (Intermittent)
Vacaville, CA American Indian Cultural Group Stapled wraps Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a group of 18 issues of The Speaking Leaves, a newsletter / periodical of the American Indian Cultural Group at the prison facility at Vacaville, CA. All issues are side-stapled, with illustrated cardstock covers. The text pages are generally clean, with foxing / spotting to the edges of the text block. There are spots of toning to the covers of the periodicals. "The Speaking Leaves newsletter is a publication put together by the A. I. C. G. The A. I. C. G. Is a non profit - self help organization whose members are Indian inmates confined here at the California Medical Facility, Vacaville, California." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Little Brave Four Issues of the Native American Periodical of the Prison At Vacaville, CA, American Indian Culture Group
2 American Indian Culture Group Little Brave Four Issues of the Native American Periodical of the Prison At Vacaville, CA
Vacaville, CA American Indian Culture Group 1972 Stapled wraps Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; Four issues - two with illustrated cardstock covers, two with illustrated ditto / duplicated covers. No dates on most issues, but c1972. All issues are side stapled. The issues and their contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. One issue has an inked notation on the front cover. The contents include poems, news for Native Americans, letters to the editor and more. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian, Brown, Joseph Epes
3 Brown, Joseph Epes The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian
Wallingford, PA Pendle Hill 1983 9th Printing Pamphlet Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is Pendle Hill Pamphlet Number 135. The pamphlet is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The material in the pamphlet was taken from The Sacred Pipe by Joseph Epes Brown, published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 1953. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "For centuries the American Indian peoples have been involved in a struggle which has taken on the proportions of a tragedy. It is a doble tragedy, for it is ours as well as theirs, and it is still being enacted today." 
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The Papago Indians And Their Basketry, Dewald, Terry
4 Dewald, Terry The Papago Indians And Their Basketry
Tucson, AZ Terry Dewald 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Terry Dewald 
Color Photographs; This is a large format paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a stapled spine. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The top edges of the front cover and title page have small edge tears. " The history of the Papago Tribe, since the coming of the Whites, has been one of irony. Though generally a people who tried to co-exist peaceably with the Anglo settlers, they were among the last to receive the right to vote (1949) , the last to receive a reservation (1906) and the last to receive the mineral rights to their own land (1959). The Papagos are among the least known of the Southwestern Indian tribes. In this book, Mr. DeWald provides the reader with some background and insights to one of the oldest traditional desert tribes, a tribe that for centuries has been able to quietly exist in an environment that Western Man, in less than half a century, is on the verge of depleting of its natural resources." 
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Alcatraz! Alcatraz! The Indian Occupation 1969-1971, Eagle, Adam Fortunate (with a foreword by Vine Deloria Jr.)
5 Eagle, Adam Fortunate (with a foreword by Vine Deloria Jr.) Alcatraz! Alcatraz! The Indian Occupation 1969-1971
Berkeley, CA Heyday Books / California Historical Society 1992 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping, and nicking to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "Adam Fortunate Eagle, once known as Adam Nordwall, is the trickster incarnate, skipping through swamps and glades where mere mortals fear to tread. It is hard to think of him as an elder - 60 years and counting - because in my last encounter with him we looted one of his relatives' fish-smoke houses at Red Lake, Minnesota and had to flee the country before the tribal police incarcerated us." 
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Council Fires, Jaeger, Ellsworth
6 Jaeger, Ellsworth Council Fires
New York MacMillan Company 1949 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owners bookplate (Edna Lowry) on the front endpaper. "Jaeger's interest in natural history and Native Americans blossomed early, inspired by the writings of Ernest Thompson Seton to whom he wrote a fan letter at the age of nine. Graduating from Masten Park High School, he went on to study art at the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. By 1918 he was working as a commercial artist with Electric City, a large Buffalo advertizing firm. He took great interest in Seton's Woodcraft Indian League and, early on, introduced a league chapter to Buffalo. He later became one of Seton's associates and business partners. He was a frequent contributor to The Totem Board, the national magazine of the Woodcraft League, which was published from at least January 1918 until the mid-1930s. He was an acquaintance of Daniel Carter Beard, John Burroughs and Kermit Roosevelt. His career as a popularizer of natural history was said to have begun about 1925 when he showed some watercolor paintings with lengthy captions to a group of publishers in New York City." "His association with the Buffalo Museum of Science began in 1929 when he joined the museum's adult education faculty and began offering evening classes. Four years later he was elected to the Board of Managers of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, the museum's governing body. This eventually led to a career at the museum beginning in 1941 as Assistant Curator of Education." 
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Wasi'Chu The Continuing Indian Wars, Johansen, Bruce and Roberto Maestas
7 Johansen, Bruce and Roberto Maestas Wasi'Chu The Continuing Indian Wars
New York Monthly Review Press 1979 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some light edge wear and nicking to the spine ends. Thie book includes an introduction by John Redhouse. "Within the modern American Indian movement, Wasi'chu (literally, - greedy one- ) has come to stand for those corporations and individuals who continue to ravage and steal Indian land and resources for their private profit. This book is about resistance to the Wasi'chu and to the economic system that nourishes and rewards them. It is also about the consequences of that resistance, the repression and violence unleashed upon the Indians as the battle to stop the march of the Wasi'chu gains strength." 
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Needlework Designs from the American Indians Traditional Patterns of the Southeastern Tribes, Landsman, Anne Cheek
8 Landsman, Anne Cheek Needlework Designs from the American Indians Traditional Patterns of the Southeastern Tribes
South Brunswick, NY A. S. Barnes and Company 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small semi-closed edge tears, nicks and rubbed spots, especially to the spine ends. "An Old World tradition, a New World heritage: the result is ian exciting new dimension in needlecraft." 
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Navajo Rugs - Past Present & Future, Maxwell, Gilbert S. (in collaboration with Eugene L. Conrotto)
9 Maxwell, Gilbert S. (in collaboration with Eugene L. Conrotto) Navajo Rugs - Past Present & Future
Palm Desert, CA Best-West Publications 1972 13th Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is a trade paperback sized booklet / pamphlett with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. This pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with both black and white an color illustrations of the rugs. 
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The Last Comanche Chief The Life and Times of Quanah Parker, Neeley, Bill
10 Neeley, Bill The Last Comanche Chief The Life and Times of Quanah Parker
New York John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1995 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Born in 1850, Quanah Parker belonged to the last generation of Comanches to follow the traditional nomadic life of their ancestors. " 
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Third Annual Report Of The Bureau Of Ethnology To the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1881-'82, Powell, J. W. (John Wesley) (Director)
11 Powell, J. W. (John Wesley) (Director) Third Annual Report Of The Bureau Of Ethnology To the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1881-'82
Washington D. C. Government Printing Office 1884 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This large quarto volume is in Very Good- to generally Very Good condition. This copy is bound with dark olive green cloth and has gilt decorations to the front cover and gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. The book covers have edge wear, bumping, rubbing and spots of moderate fraying (mostly to the spine ends and corners). There are several spots of fading / discoloration to the front foredge of the book cover. The spine of the book has a noticeable dip / curve. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The heavy-duty string used in the binding process has either swelled, or been disturbed -- which has forced some of the quires outward. The binding is secure, but rather lumpy. There are both black and white and illustrated plates throughout. (several of the plates regarding the Maya are handsomely colored). One plate has come away from its glued tab, but is still laid-in. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front pastedown page (unreadable, unfortunately) and also a possible presentation on the submission page: Inked at the top of the page is a gift notation from an "Hon. A. J. Holmes...." which could possibly be Adoniram Judson Holmes of Boone, Iowa - a civil war veteran, lawyer, prisoner of war, Iowa legislator and congressman for the state of Iowa. This particular annual report includes material on masks of various indigenous cultures ranging from the Arctic down through Middle America. There is a section on the Omaha Society of native Americans, Navajo weavers and their textiles, and a section on collections of artifacts acquired by various members of the field team which were sent to the Smithsonian for further study. "Powell served as second director of the U. S. Geological Survey (18811894) and proposed, for development of the arid West, policies that were prescient for his accurate evaluation of conditions. He became the first director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution during his service as director of the U. S. Geological Survey, where he supported linguistic and sociological research and publications." 
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Southwest Museum Leaflets  Number 25: The Hopi Indians, Simpson, Ruth DeEtte
12 Simpson, Ruth DeEtte Southwest Museum Leaflets Number 25: The Hopi Indians
Highland Park, CA Southwest Museum 1971 Reprint Booklet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format booklet with cardstock covers and a side stapled binding. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The covers have some noticeable toning, especially the spine and cover edges. The text pages are clean and bright. "When the white man first entered the American Southwest, a late-comer on the scene of human activity there, a great cultural epoch was waning; the Pueblo Indians had built a complex way of life through the centuries; their ancestral roots reached back into the years before the beginning of the Christian Era." 
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Warpaths Invasions of North America, Steele, Ian K.
13 Steele, Ian K. Warpaths Invasions of North America
New York Oxford University Press 1994 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "In 1513, only a few years before Cortes conquered the Aztec empire, Juan Ponce de Leon and three shiploads of conquistadores landed just south of what is now St. Augustine, Florida. The Spanish adventures, however, were quickly driven away by the Timucua people." 
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Southwest Indian Craft Arts, Tanner, Clara Lee
14 Tanner, Clara Lee Southwest Indian Craft Arts
Tucson, AZ University of Arizona Press 1971 3rd Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and spots of edge wear and rubbing. The top front panel has a wrinkled tear which has been semi-repaired by the previous owner on the reverse. "In the American Southwest live a large number of Indian tribes, some of whom, such as the Hopi, have inhabited approximately the same areas for centuries. Others are more recent arrivals, such as the Navajo and the Apache. No two groups are exactly alike." 
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Chippewa Exercises Being a Practical Introduction into the Study of the Chippewa Language, Verwyst, F. Chrysostom ( O. F. M.) (alternate spelling Ver Wyst)
15 Verwyst, F. Chrysostom ( O. F. M.) (alternate spelling Ver Wyst) Chippewa Exercises Being a Practical Introduction into the Study of the Chippewa Language
Harbor Spring, MI Holy Childhood School Print 1901 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some darkening / toning to the spine and spine joints of the book cover along with light, but noticeable foxing to both front and rear covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy belonged to the Residence of St. Anthony Franciscan Mission of San Francisco, CA with ink stamped ownership stamp, and inked notation on the front endpaper. "It may be asked; Why this work on the Chippewa language? Have we not already a most excellent work on that langauge, Bishop Baraga's grammer? Can anything better be composed or can anyone improve his work?" From: Pioneering the Upper Midwest..." "Chrysostom Verwyst, was an immigrant from North Brabant, Holland, who arrived in Boston in 1848 at the age of seven. His family had migrated with a group of fellow Catholics who had heard about the lands available in Wisconsin from a missionary priest returned home for a visit... After joining the Franciscan order in 1883, Verwyst continued to attend communities in the Bayfield and Ashland areas. He also played a key role in establishing the Catholic Church as an active institutional presence in Washburn and Hurley. Following a three-year sojourn in St. Louis and Los Angeles, Verwyst returned to Ashland to attend missions in the Chippewa and St. Croix country. Finally, retiring to Bayfield, Verwyst spent his last years studying and composing works in the Chippewa language. " 
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Design Motifs of the Pueblo Indians with Applications in Modern Decorative Arts, Wadsworth, Beula
16 Wadsworth, Beula Design Motifs of the Pueblo Indians with Applications in Modern Decorative Arts
San Antonio, TX The Naylor Company 1957 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several large chips missing, mostly from the spine of the dust jacket. There are also splotches of black ink dabbed over the front panel of the dust jacket. "Every so often, there comes to the attention of a publisher a manuscript that transcends standard publishing procedure - that demands the very ultimate in special treatment. It is often, as in this case, a book which is both timely and lasting, and in which the price of the publisher never diminishes - a book which can be done justice only in the handsomest of gift editions." 
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Pieces of White Shell A Journey to Navajoland, Williams, Terry Tempest
17 Williams, Terry Tempest Pieces of White Shell A Journey to Navajoland
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1984 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Clifford Bryceleas 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some light edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. There is a small mostly closed edge tear to the top front edge of the dust jacket as well. This book was awarded the Southwest Book Award for 1984. "Pieces of White Shell is a journey to a largely unknown country, a land of the mind and spirit as well as earth and grass, where people live in intimacy with landscape, where earth, mountains, stars, sky, hold meanings largely unknown to us." 
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A Brief History of Navajo Silversmithing, Woodward, Arthur (with field notes by Richard Van Valkenburgh)
18 Woodward, Arthur (with field notes by Richard Van Valkenburgh) A Brief History of Navajo Silversmithing
Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona Society of Science and Art 1946 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some light, but noticeable toning. There is a previous owner's address label on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips, especially to the spine ends and there is noticeable toning to the spine and edges. "This is the first book on the subject of Navajo silver to give a comprehensive view of its history as influenced by the silver of the European settlers of the Eastern United States, the Eastern Indians, and the Spanish and Mexican colonists of the Southwest." 
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Five Feathers News Vol. 2, No. 9 (1972), Yazzie, Jason (editor)
19 Yazzie, Jason (editor) Five Feathers News Vol. 2, No. 9 (1972)
Lompoc, CA Five Feathers News /Lompoc Correctional Facility 1972 1st Edition; 1st Printing Stapled wraps Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback with side stapling. This is a newsletter put out by the Native Americans held at Lompoc Correctional Facility. The paperback is comprised of spirit duplicated pages, including the illustrated covers. Contents include poems, letters to the editor, news relating to Native Americans, and more. 
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Airlift To Wounded Knee, Zimmerman, Bill
20 Zimmerman, Bill Airlift To Wounded Knee
Chicago, IL Swallow Press 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. There is some begining toning to the edges of the dust jacket. "On a winter night in 1973 many angry Sioux men, women, and children gathered at Wounded Knee beside the historic grave of their ancestors, killed 83 years before in the last and most shameful massacre of the Indian Wars." "As starvation became an issue, Bill Zimmerman, the book's author and an amateur pilot, was called on to organize an airlift of supplies. Zimmerman alternates chapters between the Sioux and his own adventure with the Airlift. " 
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Council Fires, Jaeger, Ellsworth
Council Fires

Chippewa Exercises Being a Practical Introduction into the Study of the Chippewa Language, Verwyst, F. Chrysostom ( O. F. M.) (alternate spelling Ver Wyst)
Chippewa Exercises Being a Practical Introduction into the Study of the Chippewa Language

The Speaking Leaves 18 Issues Including April 1972 through Dec. 1973 (Intermittent), American Indian Cultural Group
The Speaking Leaves 18 Issues Including April 1972 through Dec. 1973 (Intermittent)

 
 
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