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A CANADIAN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1960-1970., Abler, Thomas S., Weaver, Sally M.  With Claire C. Veillette and Iris V. Yuzdepski.  Case Law Digest prepared by Douglas E. Sanders with Paul C. Taylor.
1 Abler, Thomas S., Weaver, Sally M. With Claire C. Veillette and Iris V. Yuzdepski. Case Law Digest prepared by Douglas E. Sanders with Paul C. Taylor. A CANADIAN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1960-1970.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1974 0802020925 / 9780802020925 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
732 pp, 9 1/4" H. "This bibliography lists and annotates material published between 1960 and 1970 of interest to the serious student of the Indians and Metis in Canada. A team of researchers worked through books, monographs, journals, theses, unpublished papers and reports, publications by Indians, and federal and provincial government documents to generate over three throusand entries covering a multi-disciplinary range of aspects of current society and culture. Some aspects such as physical anthropology, biomedicine, archaeology, and linguistics had to be excluded, however. Both English- and French-language sources were covered. The entries are arranged by topic or tribe, and there is an index to assist in cross-reference or finer selection. Of special note is the Case Law Digest, which describes briefly the facts and decisions of all significant legal cases involving Indians since 1867. The systematic exposition of these decisions should help increase understanding of the legal situation in which Indians now live." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS.  THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART., Alpers, Antony.
2 Alpers, Antony. LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS. THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART.
London John Murray 1970 719519098 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
416 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Blue/green cloth boards with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs and reproductions. "Antony Alpers has tried to discard all preconceived ideas and re-enter the world of the Polynesians as it was before Cook's arrival in 1769. By reconstructing their legends, myths, folktales and poetry in an immediate and convincing style he has let them speak for themselves. And in a long introduction that is a masterly compression of the Polynesians' whole way of life he cuts away our illusions and leaves us not only face to face with the islanders but with the way they saw themselves and the jewelled archipelagos in which they lived and sailed." Contains a preface, introduction and note on pronunciation and spelling, followed by groups of legends under the following headings: The Creation; The Heroes; Seven Ages in Thirteen Chants; The Marquesas, and Mangareva; Easter Island; Hawaiian Islands; Tongan Group; Samoa; Atolls and Outliers; New Zealand and the Chathams; 'From Darkness to Light'. These are followed by 'Notes on the Text and Illustrations', 'References' and 'Glossary and Index'. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has slight edge browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS., Andersen, Johannes C.
3 Andersen, Johannes C. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS.
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle 1986 0804804141 / 9780804804141 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Richard Wallwork. 
514 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Red cloth with black title block/gold lettering. 16 colour plates, 44 b&w photographs, 13 line drawings, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Publisher's Foreword; Preface; List of Illustrations; Note on Proper Names; Polynesia and Its People; 'Koropanga and Rukutia; Kelea and Kalamakua; Uenuku; Fairies and Taniwha; The Tawhaki Cycle; Maui' (Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga); Hina', Sister of Maui'; Pele the Fire-goddess; The Spirit Worlds; Io, Tangaroa, and Creation; The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance; Religious Observances; Authorities; Other Books of Hawaiian Interest; Glossary and Index. Small label removal mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing/soiling, two corner bumps, light to moderate edge wear, sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE CONFLICT OF EUROPEAN AND EASTERN ALGONKIAN CULTURES 1504-1700:  A STUDY IN CANADIAN CIVILIZATION., Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy.
4 Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy. THE CONFLICT OF EUROPEAN AND EASTERN ALGONKIAN CULTURES 1504-1700: A STUDY IN CANADIAN CIVILIZATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1969 802015069 Second Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
218 pp, 10" H. "This study examines the conflict between the Europeans and the Indians precipitated by the arrival of the French in the New World. The Indians were necessarily affected by the fur trade and the religious and social development of New France, and the meeting of contrary cultures resulted in most cases in the obliteration of that of the Indian. However, a fusion of Indian and European elements sometimes occurred, resulting in the birth of a 'Canadian' culture. First published in 1937, this volume is a reprinting of the original text with the addition of an index and a chapter appraising some of the leading developments of the past few years." Contents: Preface to the First Edition; Reappraisals; The Aboriginal Population; Occasional Contact on the Gulf Coast; Acadia at the Turn of the Century; The Eastern Algonkians and the Balance of Power; The Displacement of Materials; Drunkeness and Regulation; Disease and Treatment; Political Modification, Social Disintegration; The Effect of Contact on the French; Religion; Art, Pictography, and Music; Mythology; Bibliography; Notes; Index. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor soiling on rear panel 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TOTEM POLES:  ACCORDING TO CRESTS AND TOPICS.  BULLETIN NO. 119.  VOLUME 1., Barbeau, Marius.
5 Barbeau, Marius. TOTEM POLES: ACCORDING TO CRESTS AND TOPICS. BULLETIN NO. 119. VOLUME 1.
(Ottawa) National Museum of Canada 1950 First Edition Soft Cover Good 
433 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w photographs, colour frontispiece, map endpapers. This book arranges the material about the totem poles of the Nothwest Coast Indians (Haida, Nootka, Salish, etc.) by the crests and topics depicted (Salmon-Eater tradition, Frog and Volcano Woman, Eagle, Shark, Beaver, Thunderbird, etc.). Interior - previous owner's name, address and date on front free endpaper; minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of textblock - tiny foxing marks on top of text block, light soiling on bottom of textblock, browning and light soiling on covers and spine, light to moderate edge wear - mainly on spine, crease on spine, spine slightly twisted. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
6 Barbeau, Marius. New Introduction by George Clutesi. THE DOWNFALL OF TEMLAHAM.
Edmonton Hurtig 1973 0888300700 / 9780888300706 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good A.Y. Jackson, Edwin H. Holgate, W. Langdon Kihn, Emily Carr and Annie D. Savage. 
253 pp, 7 5/8" H. Colour plates. "First published in 1928 (this) is the work of the distinguished Canadian ethnologist, the late Dr. Marius Barbeau. A prolific writer whose contribution to our knowledge of Indian and French-Canadian folklore, arts and crafts is unsurpassed, Barbeau offers in this book a sympathetic and dramatic portrayal of a vanquished race in conflict with itself. Based on the facts of a serious disturbance among the Indians of the Upper Skeena River in 1886, it is the story of Kamalmuk and Sunbeams, husband and wife, separated by opposing ambitions and the ambivalence of the Indian's attraction to the benefits of the white man's civilization and his revulsion against its excesses. Barbeau weaves into his interpretation of Temlaham, the ritual of authentic tribal customs and the expressive but poetic language of a people in anguish." Faint tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small glue stain on rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, slight fading to spine color, very light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Barclay, Isabel. SONG OF THE FOREST. INDIAN FOLKTALES RETOLD BY ISABEL BARCLAY.
Oberon Press 1977 0887502288 / 9780887502286 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
Unpaginated,10 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The Indians told stories to explain how their world was made; they told stories to preserve their history for themselves and their children; they told stories because there were always those who wanted to listen. Their stories were handed down from generation to generation and in recent times have been collected by anthropologists working among the surviving tribes. The eleven stories retold in this book by Isabel Barclay are all about birds and animals. One or two come from the Prairies and the Pacific Northwest; the rest belong to the people of the eastern woodlands. The illustrations have been taken from a seventeenth-century manuscript in the Public Archives of Canada know as 'Les raretes des Indes'. It is believed to be the work of a young Jesuit, Louis Nicolas, who recorded in these extraordinary and beautiful drawings his impressions of the strange animals who lived in the wilderness to which he had come." Contents: The Storytellers; How the World was Made; The Sun, the Moon and the Stars; How the Animals Got their Names; Water Spider and the First Fire; The Coming of Summer and the Fishing Star; How Raven Came to be Black; Rabbit and Otter; Why the Loon Wobbles when he Walks; Partridge and the Great Wonder; Fox and Bear; Song of the Forest. Minor edge wear to boards, bookstore label on free front endpaper, very small light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light fading to spine, flap-folds and edges; one small closed tear; very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Best, Elsdon. THE MAORI AS HE WAS: A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF MAORI LIFE AS IT WAS IN PRE-EUROPEAN DAYS.
R.E. Owen, Wellington, New Zealand, 1952, third impression. 
296 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. Chapters: Physical and Mental Characteristics; Traditional History; Mythology and Folk-lore; Religious Ideas of the Maori; Social Usages; The Arts of Life (includes: agriculture, woodcraft, textiles, clothing and ornament, habitations, storehouses, villages, pa maori, fishing, art of war, agriculture). Slight cracking to spine in four places - pages firmly held, slight waviness to textblock, light to moderate edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is worn with creases, tears up to 1", old tape repairs, small chips, rubbing, tiny scuffs, and light soiling to rear panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY., Boyce, Gerry.
9 Boyce, Gerry. BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 1550028634 / 9781550028638 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
310 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) treasure trove of stories - 'glorious and not-so-glorious' - embodying the history of the city of Belleville (Ontario) and its beautiful surroundings. Gerry Boyce, the dean of the area's historians, has done a masterful job of pulling together the best of Belleville's storied past, episode by episode, decade by decade: here one learns about the Native roots of the place, its debatable 'discovery' by Champlain, its hot-headed pre-Confederation politics, its involvement in Spiritualism in the 1850s and the spread of prostitution in the Victorian 1870s. Moving forward from the days of Susanna Moodie and Mackenzie Bowell, it provides an entertaining and probing stroll through the past 110 years, reminding readers of such national events as the sensational 1959 victory by the Belleville MacFarlands over the Russians at the World Amateur Hockey Championship in Prague; and then, less well known, the financially crippling news of secret payments made to the players. Gerry Boyce (reminds) us that our history, be it local or national, is much more lively and intriguing than we often realize." Michael Peterman . Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ABORIGINAL MYTHS., Bozic, Sreten.  In conjunction with Alan Marshall.
10 Bozic, Sreten. In conjunction with Alan Marshall. ABORIGINAL MYTHS.
Melbourne Gold Star 1972 0726001139 / 9780726001130 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 8 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Alan Marshall is called 'Gurawilla' or 'Song maker' by the natives of Arnhem Land. He and Sreten Bozic have studied the few remaining nomadic aboriginal tribes in Australia and have come to love and admire their culture. This book is the result of their knowledge of, and respect for, a race which had and still has vastly different - and perhaps superior - ideals from those of the white invaders who commandeered their lives and land. For, until the advent of the white man, the Aboriginals lived in complete accord with nature. Australian tribal society was uniquely a-materialistic and egalitarian, and was characterized by a rich ceremonial culture and religious life. It emphasised mystical communion with the environment rather than individual achievement and the glorification of human prowess. Human life was always considered to be part of the natural cycle and the happiness and gentleness of Aboriginal society indicates the worth of a traditional naturalistic culture. These myths, the foundation of Australia's ancient cultural past, must live again in their fulness. Perhaps this book may help such a rejuvenation and create just a little understanding." Small Christmas gift inscription on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE:  THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD., Bringhurst, Robert.
11 Bringhurst, Robert. A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE: THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 2000 155054795X / 9781550547955 Soft Cover Very Good 
527 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Native American oral literature has often been presented, wrongly, as a sea of anonymous folktales. Here instead are the works of unforgettable individuals: the blind poet Ghandl, the crippled master myth-spinner Skaay, the cagey old historian Kilxhawgins, and other Haida authors who speak with crystal clarity though they speak from a vanished time." Includes the following Appendices: Haida Spelling and Pronunciation; Haida as a Written Language; Spelling of Other Native American Languages; The Structure of Skaay's 'Raven Travelling'; Haida Village Names; A Short Pronouncing Glossary of Haida People and Places. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top edge of rear cover, moderate bump at bottom of spine, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
12 Cantwell, Anne-Marie E., et al. THE RESEARCH POTENTIAL OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL MUSEUM COLLECTIONS.
The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, 1981. Very Good - 
585 pp, lg 8vo, paperback. Vol. 376 of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Papers presented at the Feb. 25-27, 1981 conference covering: Issues and problems in the use of Anthropological collections; Technical analysis; Problems in material culture analysis and interpretation; Theoretical advances in the analysis of faunal and botanical collections; New techniques for the analysis of human skeletal collections; Combining older collections with recent data; and The future of museum collections. Illus with b&w photos, drawings and charts. Original cover price $115.00. Interior - bump to top corner of all pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers, soft crease at top corner of covers, light rubbing, a few tiny light stains on bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
PEOPLE FROM THE SKY:  AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN., Carpenter, Frances.
13 Carpenter, Frances. PEOPLE FROM THE SKY: AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Betty Fraser. 
107 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w illustrations. "In the model Ainu village on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Old Ekashi is one of the few storytellers who can remember the drama and excitement of ancient customs, legends and magic. Toko and Haruko beg their grandfather to repeat their favorite tales of Kamui, the Great-and-Important God, who sent lesser gods from the Sky Country to teach, protect and guide the Ainu people. Although Ekashi's eyes twinkle as he explains why the lark never flies very high, why the Ainu have no books and why the sparrow has only one dark spot on her beak, he doest not reveal just how much of his fabulous accounts of myth and folklore he really believes." Contents; People from the Sky; A-E-Oina, the Demon, and the Tattle-tale Dog; Animals from Heaven; "Good-by, Dear Little Bear God"; The Hungry Time; Yoshi-Tsuni, Brave Warrior from Japan; The Old Man on the Mountain; The Frog's Tattoo; The Mad Dancers of Upo-Pou-Shi; The One-Eyed Monster; Fox Magic; Pan'ambe and Pen'ambe; The Bats of Ru-Pe-Shi-Pi; The Golden Mare; Flying Sword; Two Terrible Fish; The "Little People". 3" line of glue residue on free front endpaper, browning on inside hinges. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning/foxing, light browning on spine, two small edge tears, very light general soiling, small soiling stain at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
14 Castaneda, Carlos. Foreword by Walter Goldschmidt. THE TEACHINGS OF DON JUAN: A YAQUI WAY OF KNOWLEDGE.
New York Simon & Schuster 1973 671215558 First Simon and Schuster Printing. Hard Cover Very Good - Fair 
288 pp, 8 1/2" H. Complete number string beginning with 1, although first printed by the University of California Press in 1968. "(F)irst introduces to the reader the elusive, magical, powerful, haunting and perplexing person of Don Juan, the Yaqui brujo, or sorcerer, whose apprentice Castaneda becomes. Their relationship - in which a reluctant and demanding Don Juan instructs Castaneda in the disciplines of becoming a 'man of knowledge' by means of a series of mystical experiences and deceptively simple parables - has been described (by Time magazine) as 'one of the most fortunate literary encounters since Boswell was introduced to Dr. Johnston.' (This book) is nothing less than a revlation, a startling and illuminating journey into a world of 'nonordinary reality' that is not just the record of a remarkable and unprecedented inititation, but a glimpse of a new way of spiritual knowledge, comparable in its complexity, its subtle perceptions of human nature, its pragmatic system of ethics, to the great religions of the East - yet rooted in the forgotten culture of (North America). Above all, (it) cannot fail to leave the reader with the strongest impression of the nobility, depth and authority of Don Juan and his teachings." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on front free endpaper, two small light browning marks at fore-edge of page leaf 13/14, very light browning in margins of pages and endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling and light fading at top/bottom edges of spine, small corner crease on page leaf 283/284. Dust jacket has is price-clipped, has three creases down front flap, very light browning to top/bottom edges of flaps, light edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small chip and tear with old tape repair at bottom of front panel, several small tears archivally taped, light fading to spine and hinge color, light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Chalmers, John W. LAIRD OF THE WEST.
Calgary, Alberta Detselig 1981 0920490182 / 9780920490181 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, 9 1/4" H. "For the Canadian North-West, the 1870's and early '80's were a period of immense change. The buffalo were fast disappearing from the Great Plains, forever altering the lives of the native peoples. Region by region, the Indians were being sequestered on their reserves. Christianity was replacing their indigenous religions. Intertribal warfare and lawless whiskey trading were dimin-ishing or ending. Surveyors were marking off great tracts into ranges and townships, and a trickle of settlers and ranchers were pre-empting the ancient Indian heritage of the earth itself. It was a time and place dominated by individuals of ambition, energy, talent, and integrity: HBC men, Mounties, mission-aries, journalists, Indian chiefs. Not least of these was the Hon. David Laird, sojourner and lieutenant-governor of the North-West Territories from 1876 to 1881. Laird was first a Presbyterian, second an Islander, distantly third a Liberal - and ultimately a great Canadian. This is his story, his life on Prince Edward Island and in the West, to which he returned in 1899 for an eventful decade. It is the tale of a man who was intimately or peripherally involved in completion of seven of the Indian Great Treaties, the one who became known as The-man-whose-tongue-is-not-forked. And finally, it is an account of the time and place and circumstances in which he helped to build the Last Best West." Three small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WINDIGO:  AN ANTHOLOGY OF FACT AND FANTASTIC FICTION., Colombo, John Robert, editor.  (August Derleth; Basil Johnston; Norval Morrisseau; Pierre Berton; Ogden Nash; Diamond Jenness; Algernon Blackwood; Arthur Heming; Paul Kane; Francis Parkman; David Thompson; Samuel Hearne; Henry Youle Hind; et al.)
16 Colombo, John Robert, editor. (August Derleth; Basil Johnston; Norval Morrisseau; Pierre Berton; Ogden Nash; Diamond Jenness; Algernon Blackwood; Arthur Heming; Paul Kane; Francis Parkman; David Thompson; Samuel Hearne; Henry Youle Hind; et al.) WINDIGO: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FACT AND FANTASTIC FICTION.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Western Producer Prairie Books 1982 0888330979 / 9780888330970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
208 pp, larg 8vo (9 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers. "What (or who) is the Windigo? The answer lies in the pages of this anthology which brings together, for the first time, accounts of encounters with the dread Windigo: the horrible and terrible spirit of cannibalism which haunts the Angonkian-speaking Indians of Canada and the imagination of mankind. Here are forty-four passages of fact and fantastic fiction - legends and lore, stories and poems, descriptions and interpretations - all concerned with the most fearsome of fabulous beings. (The editor) has followed the trail of the fast-moving Windigo through documents ranging from the 1630s to the 1970s. Contributors include explorers and artists like Samuel Hearne and Paul Kane; such native spokesmen as Norval Morrisseau and Basil Johnston; ethnological and psychiatrically trained observers like Ruth Landes and Morton I Teicher; such story-tellers as Algernon Blackwood and August Derleth. Also included are black-and-white reproductions of the iconography of the Windigo." Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several small to moderate edge tears with old tape and some with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION., Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation.
17 Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation. THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION.
Toronto Prospero 2001 1552671801 / 9781552671801 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). "Numerically the largest group of Native North Americans, the Ojibway were the first to have a history written by one of their own people. Published in 1850, its author, George Copway, or Kah-ge-g a-gah-bowh, had already achieved a certain amount of fame delivering passionate lectures in North America and Europe. Attired in traditional Ojibway dress, Copway held up the virtues of tribal life while promoting mid-nineteenth-century ideas on education. Arguing for a separate Native North American state, Copway garnered considerable support from both Natives and non-Natives. (This), Copway's finest book, is in many ways a summation of his lectures. Written primarily for a non- Native audience, Copway viewed the book as an attempt to 'awaken a deeper feeling' toward the people of the First Nations. Much more than a history, the work in an exploration of Ojibway culture through which Copway had sought to induce the British and American governments to greater efforts in improving their relationships with Native North Americans." Minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION., Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation.
18 Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation. THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
298 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. Facsimile reprint of the Charles Gilpin, London, 1850 edition. "This 'first volume of Indian history written by an Indian' was published in 1850 by a chief of the Ojibway nation in order to awaken 'a deeper feeling for the race of red men, and induce the pale-face to use greater effort to effect an improvement in their social and political relations'. The author, though a chief, was converted to Christianity, was educated, and became a preacher. He had great love for his people and their culture, and he travelled in England, America, and Canada campaigning for a permanent reservation for them, where they would be taught Christianity, general education, and agriculture. His thorough account of the Ojibways includes the geography of their territory, their origins, their migratory habits, their wars, amusements, legends, language, and picture-writing, as well as their government and religion. The next chapters document the discovery of the New World from the Indian point of view. The author's rendering of the story and its drastic effects upon his people makes fascinating reading. The book exposes one more facet in the extremely complex history of the relationships of the two cultures, providing unprecedented insights into modern Canadian problems from a point of view that is rarely heard." Dust jacket has very light edge rubbing, one tiny dent and one line dent on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 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
 
 
THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI., Cushing, Frank Hamilton.  Edited by Barton Wright.
20 Cushing, Frank Hamilton. Edited by Barton Wright. THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI.
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 1994 0826313876 / 9780826313874 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good - Barton Wright. 
167 pp, 10" H. B&w illustrations. "First recorded over a hundred years ago by Frank Hamilton Cushing (the first participant observer of a native American Indian population), these tales have remained buried in an 1891 Bureau of American Ethnology report. Barton Wright has collected twenty-five of them, edited them, and provided extensive annotation. He shows how each myth compares to its parallel among other pueblos, glosses native terms, and illustrates each story with excellent scratchboard drawings. Within the Zuni world of myth and legends lies tales of adventure, epic journeys, and tragedy, which relate history, teach moral values, explain ceremonies, and offer amusement as well. Representing just a sampling of what is available in Zuni oral tradition, these twenty-five myths present Zuni thought on the origins of the cosmos, the deities, the earth, and the all important food, corn. They explain social organization, the Kach'ina Cult, and the early wanderings of the Zuni or A'shiwi around the Southwest." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to bottom corner of front cover - migrates into pages, small crease at top corner of front cover, minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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EDMONTON TRADER:  THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL., MacGregor, James G.
EDMONTON TRADER: THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL.
MacGregor, James G.
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CALIFORNIA IN 1792:  A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT., Cutter, Donald C.  (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.)
CALIFORNIA IN 1792: A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT.
Cutter, Donald C. (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.)
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HALLOWED WALLS:  CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
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TALES OF CONFLICT., McKelvie, B.A.
TALES OF CONFLICT.
McKelvie, B.A.
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THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT., Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert.
THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT.
Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert.
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THE SNOW WALKER., Mowat, Farley
THE SNOW WALKER.
Mowat, Farley
25.00 USD
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HARPOON OF THE HUNTER., Markoosie.  Foreword by James H. McNeill.
HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.
Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill.
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MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE:  THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN., Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain.  Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney.  Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr.
MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE: THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN.
Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain. Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney. Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr.
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