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Image for Navajo Indian Silversmith Plying His Trade Color Postcard

Navajo Indian Silversmith Plying His Trade Color Postcard

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Gallup, Bew Mexico, J.R. Willis:

Seller ID: 0182

Condition: Very good


A visually interesting postcard in unused condition. There is a number in the lower right corner -- 1A1436 and at the upper right C.25. Prinred in the dividing line on back are the words "C.T. American Art-Colored." Also on the reverse side there is this description printed above the message box, "Da Pah, a Navajo Indian Silversmith working in his hogan in Gallup, N.M., in which more silver is produced within a radius of forty miles of here than at any other point. His skillful work is done with the primitive tools shown in the picture. His materials are coin silver and turquoise, the silver i... View more info

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Navajo Mother and Papoose Real Photo Postcard

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Mullarky Photo:

Seller ID: 0184

Condition: Fine


Very attractive real photo postcard of a Navajo mother and her papoose. Printed on AZO photographic paper the symbols of which in the stamp box show it to have been in use from 1924-1949. I believe the card is circa 1940, as it was inside a 1940 travel brochure. Beaneath the image is white captioning, but the wheel obliterates part of it, though there's enough to decipher Mullarky Photo. Photo has a light gloss and is unused. View more info

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Illustrated History of Indian Baskets and Plates Made by California Indians and Many Other Tribes 1970

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Reedley, California, Leo K. Brown: 1970

Seller ID: 0550


This is a 1970 reprint of the original 1915 booklet produced to accompany an exhibit held at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It is clean and tightly bound with just a small stain to upper front corner from an old price label which fell off and residual glue on reverse side of cover from a removed bookplate (no paper still adhering). I will enclose a brand new plate to use or not at buyer's discretion. Booklet measures 8"x11" and has 34 black and white plates with descriptions printed on coated paper. View more info

Image for Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery 1804-1806(Includes Two Pages of Postage Stamps)

Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery 1804-1806(Includes Two Pages of Postage Stamps)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: United States Postal Service:

Seller ID: 1031

Condition: Very good


This is a lovely item which contains twenty 37 cent stamps (one page at back and one at front). The rest is the story is the discoveries of Lewis and Clark with beautiful color photographs throughout. Booklet is small at 4"x7" and has 32 pages. View more info

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Whispering Wind Magazine Vol. 17. No. 3,4,5 (Native American 1984)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Orleans, LA, Louisiana Heritage Association: 1984

Edition: Vol.17. No. 2,3,4

Seller ID: 1352

Condition: Very good


Very nice clean magazines which comprise three of the six issues published each year. Whispering Wind focuses on Native American culture, crafts and history. All three issues contain articles about Blackfeet women's clothing. Other topics which appear just once are a 1910 photo of Blackfeet women, the National Pow-wow VI., the Ponca Scalp Dance, Apache poetry, and Circles of the World, a photo feature of a Plains exhibit from Denver which at the time of writing was in New Orleans. All are illustrated in black and white. Magazines measure 8-1/2"x11 with 26, 30 and 26 pages respectively. View more info

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Whispering Wind Magazine (Native American Five Issues 1985)

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New Orleans, LA, Louisiana Indian Heritage Association: 1985

Edition: Vo. 18. Numbers 1,2,3,4,5

Seller ID: 1412

Condition: Very good


Very nice clean magazines which comprise five of the six issues published each year. Whispering Wind focuses on Native American culture, crafts and history. Among the topics included in these are: the Gourd Stitch in Beading (five installments in five issues with instructions and instructional photographs); Indians on postcards; Deer Hoof Rattles; and a Northern Grass Dance Harness. Much illustration. Magazines measure 8-1/2"x11". About 30 pages each. View more info

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The Official Guide To Cherokee 1954

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Cherokee, North Carolina, Cherokee Reservation: 1954

Seller ID: 2047


Nice, clean tightly bound magazine published by the Reservation with authorization of the Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to encourage tourism to the area. In addition to suggestions for sightseeing, entertainment, tours, recreation, and accommodations there's also information about the Cherokees -- how they live, their religion, occupations, government and more. This issue includes info on the only Indian alphabet too, plus lots of interesting ads and many black and white photographs. Measures 8-1/2" x 11" with 31 pages. View more info

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Lone Scouts of America: First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, Fourth Degree (circa 1915-1924)

By: N/A

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lone Scouts of America: circa 1915-24

Seller ID: 2789

Condition: Good Condition


These four booklets taught young boys all manner of subjects -- first aid, Indian crafts, natural history, astronomy and more. The Lone Scouts were loosely organized, as membership did not hinge on adult leadership. Many kids lived in rural areas and were truly lone scouts. All you had to do was sign up through the mail and you could obtain the various publications and other items. In 1924, however, the loners merged with the Boy Scouts. The strong Native American influence was that of the works of Ernest Thompson Seton. Booklets measure 4" x 6" and have a cumulative 223 page count. Booklets a... View more info

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The First Hundred Years of the Smithsonian Institution 1846-1946

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., Smithsonian Institution: 1946

Seller ID: 3150

Condition: Fine condition


Amazing! Imagine a booklet with yapped edges, none of which are torn or falling off! This is a very nicely kept souvenir. There's a beautiful color picture of the building at frontis as it was in 1946. Illustrations continue throughout the text in black and white. Text is lengthy and covers the origin of the Smithsonian, how it's the Nation's treasure chest, Native, Americans, life and the sun, live animals, scientific exploration, art, the Smithsonian in war time and more. Booklet measures 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" with 64 clean pages, tightly bound. The spine strip shows no creasing either. Very nic... View more info

Image for From This Earth: Pottery of the Southwest (1987)

From This Earth: Pottery of the Southwest (1987)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture: 1987

Seller ID: 3341

Condition: Very good condition


This is a very large booklet measuring 10-1/2" x 13-1/4" and has fourteen counted pages of information including the reverse sides of front and back covers. There are many examples of the various pottery items -- Laguna, Name, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo. Taos and Picuris, Zumi and many more, plus vintage photographs in black and white showing the artists at work. There's also explainable text and even a few pages for children. Booklet is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. View more info

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Prairie Edge Creators of Plains Indian Art, Artifacts and Jewelry Catalog (circa 1970's)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Rapid City, South Dakota, Prairie Edge: circa 1970's

Seller ID: 3550

Condition: Very good condition


I have never before see this catalog, but it certainly is attractive, especially if you like Native American art of many kinds. Among the items, all of which are pictured in full color with descriptions are shields, clothing, jewelry, pipes, bags and purses, lances, axes, hair pipe chokers, drums and animal skulls, among others. The catalog is not dated, but it appears to be from the 70's. It measures 7-1/2" x 9" and has 47 pages. View more info

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Massacre at Gnadenhutten: Blackest Page in History of Northwest Territory (1963)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gnadenbutten, Ohio, Gnadenhutten Historical society: 1963

Edition: Unknown editon

Seller ID: 3886

Condition: Reprint from 1843


Amazing that this little booklet, which measures 3-1/2" x 5-3/4", is still around and in pristine condition.At first glance it would seem inconsequential, but there are 23 pristine pages with a dense text, plus photographs at the back printed on quality coated paper. This book as written initially in October, 1843.The massacre came after the Moravian settlers appeared to have made peace with the Delaware Indians and of course recruited them to Christianity. But Llttle by little both sides were unhappy and on March 8, 1782 ninety-six Christian Delaware Indians were killed by colonial American ... View more info

Image for Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin; Howling Wolf Plains Warrior Artist, 1992

Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin; Howling Wolf Plains Warrior Artist, 1992

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Oberlin, Ohio, Oberlin College: 1992

Edition: XLVI, I

Seller ID: 4443

Condition: Very good condition


This bulletin is especially nice due to a single topic filled with illustrations and much information. The artist, Howling Wolf, is introduced with an autobiography of a Plains Warrior Artist. The article is lengthy and has many small pictures and full page plates in both color and black and white. The first time Oberlin College saw this artists work was in 1904 when Helen Finney Cox brought an album of 57 drawings rendered by Howling Wolf. View more info

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A History of Cedar Key (Florida, 1998)

By: Author Unknown

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cedar Key, Florida, Cedar Key Beacon: 1998

Seller ID: 2841

Condition: Fine condition with Bird's Eye View Laid-in


I had one of these before, but it didn't have this wonderful laid-in bird's eye view of the area as it was in 1884. It too is in like new condition, so given that, the booklet is an especially good one. The pictorial view is neatly folded as per design, but when opened measures 11" x 16". the booklet itself measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 32 pristine pages. Text covers the history of Cedar Key; the fort at Cedar Key; fight with the Seminoles; steamboats, pencils and railroads; Cedar Key and the Civil War; the coming boom; travelers finding Cedar Key; fishing and sawmills; and the survival of ... View more info

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History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan

By: Blackbird, Andrew J. (Chief Mack-E-Te-Be-Nessy)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harbor Springs,Michigan, Little Traverse Regional Historical Society Inc.: circa 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 0507

Condition: Fine


This is much newer than most of the things I buy, but it's a reprint of an 1887 history originally published in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The small format (just 5"x6-1/2" plus the simplicity of the binding, makes it rather ephemeral. This copy appears unread and is clean as a whistle inside and out. Hemingway fans will enjoy the stamp on the front page (see photo two) which commemorates the marriage of Papa and his first wife, Hadley Richardson, in Horton Bay, Michigan Sept. 3, 1921. The book tells the story of the Ottawa and Chippewa tribes of Michigan and also includes a grammar of their language... View more info

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The Seminole Patchwork Book (1980)

By: Bradkin, Cheryl Greider

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia, Yours Truly Inc.: 1980

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1872

Condition: Very Good condition


Very handsomely produced instruction booklet offering information on creating Seminole patchwork designs and utilizing them on a variety of items. Booklet is illustrated with drawings and also color photographs of possible projects. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 48 pristine, tightly bound pages. Only fault is a little color loss to spine, very common and does not impinge on binding integrity. View more info

Image for The Story of Casas Grandes Pottery (1991)

The Story of Casas Grandes Pottery (1991)

By: Cahill, Rick

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, Bookjum Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition,Third printing

Seller ID: 1585

ISBN: 0963085301

Condition: Near fine


Very handsome booklet showcasing southwest American Indian pottery. I found a few extra articles on the topic laid-in, none of which caused any browning to pages. I have sequestered them in a plastic bag and will send along with the booklet. Everything is crisp and clean and there is no spine crease. Former owner's name on title page, a few tiny check marks next to a couple names on the list of artists at back, and two circled names on the Quezada family genealogy are only faults. There's a lot of information here, but it's the huge pictures and dramatic black and white design which makes it a... View more info

Image for The Papago Indians and Their Basketry ( SIGNED 1979)

The Papago Indians and Their Basketry ( SIGNED 1979)

By: De Wald, Terry

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, Self-Published: 1979

Seller ID: 1586

Condition: Very Good


Crisp and clean with extra goodies inside. The previous owner slipped several related articles into the pages, none of which caused browning. Nonetheless I have sequestered them in a plastic bag which will come with the booklet. This is really a labor of love, much research and a lot of photographs in both black and white and color. The author SIGNED and inscribed the booklet on the title page (see photo). The booklet measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 48 pristine pages printed on quality coated paper. View more info

Image for Indian Action Songs: A Collection of Descriptive Songs of the Chippewa Indians With Directions for Pantomimic  Representation in Schools and Community Assemblies 1921

Indian Action Songs: A Collection of Descriptive Songs of the Chippewa Indians With Directions for Pantomimic Representation in Schools and Community Assemblies 1921

By: Densmore, Frances

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, C.C. Birchard & Co.: 1921

Seller ID: 0564

Condition: Very Good


This a hard to find item taken from a larger collection by the same author. The selections were chosen for this booklet because they have motions to accompany them. There is no date stated, but research shows this 12 page booklet was published in 1921. It measures 8"x 11" and shows music, lyrics and motions for each song, as well as some historical background. Titles include: Making Maple Sugar, The Approach of the Storm, Smoking the Peace Pipe, Comforting the Mourners, The Begging Dance, Lullaby, The Child Afraid of the Owl, A Boy's Request, The Mother's Visit, Farewell to the Warriors, Learn... View more info

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The Navajo Indian Book; The Kachina Doll Book; The The Plains Indian Book

By: Donna Greelee

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Scottsdale, Arizona, Fun Publishing Co.: 1974, 1972, 1975

Edition: Later printings

Seller ID: 4323

ISBN: 0918858038 et al

Condition: Near fine condition


These are astoundingly nice booklets -- crisp and bright with no coloring to any of the pictures. I thought these were newer than they are, but each one has a different date from the 1970's. Each booklet shows a picture to color on the right and text on the left. Much information for kids and the images are from simple to intermediate. View more info