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1 Cremony, John C. LIFE AMONG THE APACHES.
New York Indian Head Books 1991 0880296526 / 9780880296526 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
322 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Facsimile reprint of 1868 edition. From the Introduction: "We have never striven to make ourselves intelligently acquainted with (the various tribes occupying the vast region which extends from the Colorado river on the west, to the settlements of Texas on the east, and from Taos in New Mexico to Durango in the Mexican Republic). Nearly all that relates to them is quite as uncertain and indefinite to our comprehension as that which obtains in the center of Africa. Those who were best informed on the matter, and had given it the closest attention, were, at the time - most unfortunately - the least capable of imparting their information; while those who were ignorant of the subject have been the most forward to give the results of their fragmentary gleanings. If this volume shall have the effect of bettering our present deplorable Indian policy, by letting in some light, it will accomplish the author's object." The author was "Interpreter to the U.S. Boundary Commission, under the Hon. John R. Bartlett, in 1849, '50 and '51, and late Major of California Volunteer Cavalry, operating in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Western Arkansas." Dust jacket has a few areas of very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DANCING GODS:  INDIAN CEREMONIALS OF NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA., Fergusson, Erna.
2 Fergusson, Erna. DANCING GODS: INDIAN CEREMONIALS OF NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA.
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 1957 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "The dances and ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest are described and explained in this informal, authentic guidebook. The principal religious ceremonies of the Pueblo Indians of the Rio Grande, as well as those of the Zuni and Hopi are presented with an understanding of their background and significance. The reader learns about such colorful events as the Corn Dances and the Eagle Dance, and spectacular ceremonies like the Shalako of Zuni and the Snake-dance of the Hopis. Navajo and Apache ceremonials are covered at length, with an introduction to the life-patterns of these remarkable people. Besides the principle dances widely attended by tourists, this book discusses many of the lesser-known but equally interesting and dramatic happenings which have been a part of the religious life of Southwestern Indians for hundred of years." Some faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, two very small stains on fore edge of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light browning to spine and edges, several small chips and small closed tears, minor soiling, two small foxing marks, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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