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The Snake-Dance of the Moquis of Arizona....

By: BOURKE J.G.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons : 1884

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200325c

Condition: Fair


1st ed., 8vo, 3/4 pebble-grained leather, gilt titles, ribbed spine, t.e.g. ; marbled end papers. (xviii 372pp.) With 31 full-page plates, including one fold-out; 15 colored, plus colored frontispiece. Tissue guards on all of the colored plates. The special binding here is contemporary not modern; signed Lippincott’s. Bourke fought in the Civil War and was awarded the Medal of Honor. He then attended West Point after the war, became an officer, and served as a cavalry officer in the American West and Indian Wars until his death. He wrote this book about the Moquis Pueblos of Arizona Territ... View more info

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AFFAIRS IN OREGON. Letter from the Secretary of War Communicating.Correspondence with General Harney, Relating to Affairs in the Department of Oregon

By: Harney, Brig. General William S.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: House of Represedntatives, HED 65, 36-1: 1860

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200225a

Condition: Fair


8vo, 269 pp. Lacking original wrappers -- but complete. A clean, tight copy with some light toning to the first twenty pages. Practically no foxing. A collection of data and correspondence concerning San Juan Island; details the claims of British subjects and developments in "the war against the Indians of Washington and Oregon territories." Important contemporary material on the territory Washington at the outbreak of the Civil War. View more info

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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $22.00

Seller ID: 39702


First edition. NY: Viking, 1983. Fine in price-clipped d/w. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse chronicles the history between the Sioux and the United States government, with emphasis on the 1971 shoot-out at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a 71-day, armed stand-off between federal and state agents and upon the 1975 shootout involving the AIM activist Leonard Peltier in which two FBI agents were killed. Matthiessen investigates his later trial and conviction; and the controversies surrounding the case. Bill Janklow, the former Republican state attorney general and governor of South Dakota, and... View more info

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Stone Ornaments Used by the American Indian in the United States and Canada

By: Moorehead, Warren K.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Andover, Andover Press,: 1917

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k190711e

Condition: Good


1st ed., 8vo, olive green cloth. 448 pp; [4],[9]-448 (1 advt). 10 plates (2 color) and folded map. More than 265 objects illustrated, most in b/w, with descriptions and extensive index and bibliography. Charm stones, gorgets, bird stones, mound finds, ornaments. Howes M-783. Condition: Good: Covers have moderate wear but no significant rubbing or chipping; light fade to fore-edge of front cover, some spotting on back panel. Some spotting to endpapers, small tear on title page. Text block is clean and tight. View more info

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Navajo Omens and Taboos

By: Newcomb, Franc Johnson

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Santa Fe, The Rydal Press: 1940

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200120d

Condition: Fine


1st edition, small 4to, brown cloth. 79 pp. Signed and hand-numbered ‘616’ on half-title page by author. Fourteen illustrations in black and white and at center a full color silk-screen print of a sandpainting of the brown Gila monsters and horned toads. Collection of Navajo cultural beliefs by the Newcombs, who operated a trading post on the reservation. A fine, virtually pristine copy in very good d/w, very lightly toned with edgewear at top. Prior owner’s bookplate inside front panel. View more info

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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York: Viking: 1993

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed.

Seller ID: s180623a


1st ed., 8v, sienna boards/brown cloth. Matthiessen's controversial and suppressed book on the conflict between agents of the federal government and members of the radical American Indian Movement (AIM) in the 1970s, which culminated in a gun battle that left two FBI agents and one Indian dead. Matthiessen argues that the conviction of Leonard Peltier for the agents' death was a miscarriage of justice. His book was the subject of two lawsuits -- by one of the FBI agents involved in the case and by the former governor of South Dakota -- which effectively suppressed it for nearly a decade. A Su... View more info

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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse [Samizdat edition]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Peter Matthiessen: 1983

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: s180623d


Softcover “Samizdat” edition. One of several photocopied underground editions of the book, purportedly for distribution to tribal members after the publisher withdrew the book from distribution. The number produced is undetermined, but probably 50 copies or less. Very good: a bright copy internally but with several small stains to covers and light crease at left edge of front. No tears or marks. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page.Matthiessen's controversial and suppressed book on the conflict between agents of the federal government and members of the radical American Indian Moveme... View more info

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The Poorest of the Poor [broadside]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Berkeley [CA]: Black Oak Books: 1992

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: s180624a

Condition: Fine.


7"x22" letterpress broadside containing an excerpt from In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Published in connection with a speaking engagement to support the Leonard Peltier Defense Fund. Designed and printed in an edition of 150 copies at Okeanos Press. A Fine. pristine copy signed by Matthiessen at bottom. View more info

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Your Dead Cease to Love You / A Speech by Chief Noah Sealth Delivered in 1854

By: Sealth, Chief Noah

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Sacramento CA, Press of Arden Park: 1976

Seller ID: 07154


Handset and printed in black and peacock blue ink with Indian motif illustrations. 16mo, beige cloth, 16 pp. Limited to 120 copies signed by the printer, Bud Westreich. Fine View more info