Book titles dealing with Native Americans
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    Autor Unknown:  The Case Of The Seneca Indians In The State of New York Illustrated By Facts.  Philadelphia: Society of Friends, 1840. First Edition. Very good in its original, patterned, brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt rules on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 5 3/8 inches with a 1/2 inch deep chip to the cloth at the upper edge of the spine with rubbing and wear to the fore corners of the boards and general foxing to the pages throughout the text block. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 256 pages including an index and text. "Printed for the information of the Society of Friends, by direction of the joint committees on Indian affairs, of the four yearly meetings of friends of Genesee, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore." Thomas W. Field in his An Essay toward An Indian Bibliography states: "The Senecas having, at the suggestion of the Society of Friends, consented to sell their lands, a controversy arose regarding the transaction which became on the part of their opponents somewhat acrimonious." . (Sabin, 79105; Field, 252)
    TB32866  $300.00



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    Beck, Horace P.:  The American Indian As A Sea-Fighter In Colonial Times.  Mystic, Conn.: The Marine Historical Association, Inc., 1959. First Edition. Very good+ in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto of 10 by 7 inches with mild foxing on the covers. The contents are clean and bright. Without a dust jacket as issued. 92 pages including a bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a map frontispiece and with black and white images from earlier works of art and from photographs. Number 35 of the publications produced by The Marine Historical Association, Inc.
    TB30474  $10.00




  • Benson, Elizabeth P.:  The Maya World.  New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in olive green cloth covered boards with the upper edges of the boards slightly faded. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and light wear at the upper edge of the spine area. 172 pages containing an index, text, maps and illustrated with photographs through-out.
    TB13477  $14.00



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    Brayton, Matthew:  The Indian Captive. A Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Matthew Brayton in his Thirty-Four Years of Captivity Among The Indians of North-Western America.  Bridgeport, Conn.: The Wooden Nutmeg Press, 1977. Limited Edition Reprint of 1977. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and printed paper covered boards with marbled end sheets. A 16mo measuring 6 1/4" tall by 4" deep. Without a dust jacket, presumably as issued. One of only 950 copies and this one is identified as copy number 8. 69 pages followed by a bibliographical note. Originally published in Cleveland in 1860 this is a facsimile reprint of the now extremely scarce frist edition of the title. It has been assumed that Brayton was assisted by John Herbert Aloysius Bone in preparing the manuscript for this title.
    TB21076  $75.00



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    Chief Standing Bear:  Land of The Spotted Eagle.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1933. First Edition. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and black text and decorations on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with small remnants of the dust jacket stuck to the the boards and a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page and with minor spots of foxing to the fore and lower edges of the text block and to the rear end sheet. In a fair dust jacket with much of the rear panel missing and 1" deep chips at the upper and lower edges of the spine area. 259 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of the author in full regalia.
    TB27260  $125.00



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    Cockran, David H.:  The Cherokee Frontier Conflict and Survival, 1740-62.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with a black on white title block on the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with a mild crease at the upper edge of the spine area. 302 pages including an index, bibliography, text and illustrated with two maps and several photographs.
    TB18696  $70.00



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    De Forest, John W.:  History Of The Indians Of Connecticut From The Earliest Known Period to 1850..  Hartford: Wm. Jas. Hamersley, 1851. First Edition. Very good in original brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt boxes on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 inches with the cloth over the joints fractured, but the binding remains tight and strong as the hinges are tight. The cloth at the edges of the boards is worn and worn through at the tips of the boards. An early prior owner's name appears on the second free end page and a more recent prior owner stamped his name on the front paste down. There is a faint, but broad dampness stain from the first free end page to page XXVI just before the first page of text. The text block is quite clean and fresh with few signs of foxing and any age toning only appearing in the appendix (the last 10 pages of the book). 509 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with a fold-out frontispiece map of the State of Connecticut, 6 engraved plates and 4 vignettes. Published with the sanction and support of the Connecticut Historical Society. This title is referred to by Howes as being the "Best account of these tribes." (Howes, D216; Sabin, 19292; Armstrong/ Conn. A Bibliography of Its History, 573)
    TB31498  $150.00



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    Delafield, John, Jr.:  An Inquiry Into The Origin Of the Antiquities Of America With an Appendix, containing Notes, and A View Of The Causes of The Superiority Of The Men Of The Northern Over Those of The Southern Hemisphere by James Lakey, M.D..  New York: J. C. Colt, 1839. First Edition, First printing. Good in the publisher's original dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and a decoration on the front board. The edges of the text block are gilt. A quarto measuring 11 1/4" by 9 1/2" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn through, as is the same at the tips of the boards. The end sheets are soiled from materials having been laid in and the pages at the beginning and end of the text block show ample foxing. The lower corner of the rear half of the text block shows a dampness stain which is restricted to the lower margins. 142 pagesof text including the lengthy appendix by Lakey. Illustrated with ten plates, five of which are hand colored. The seldom seen folding frontispiece is missing. Considered "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes, D226)
    TB24552  $250.00



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    Demos, John:  An Unredeemed Captive A Family Story From Early America.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 red-orange cloth and tan paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 316 pages including an index, chapter footnotes and illustrated with maps. The story of the tragic sacking and burning of the town of Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1708.
    TB21568  $20.00




  • Dempsey, Hugh A.:  Red Crow, Warrior Chief.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1980. First Edition. Fine in brownish cloth covered boards with bold black text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with minor faint foxing marks on the fore and lower edge of the text block. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 247 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a section of black and white photographs and maps.
    TB00297  $20.00




  • Dockstader, Frederick J.:  Indian Art in America The Arts and Crafts of the North American Indian.  New York: Promontory Press, 1972. . Near fine in yellow paper covered boards with gray stamping on the spine and front board. There is a prior owner's book plate on the first free end paper. In a very good+ dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap but with light wear and rubbing to the upper edge of the front and rear panels. 224 pages including a bibliography and illustrated throughout with 180 black and white photographs and with 69 color plates.
    TB16823  $10.00




  • Ellis, Jerry:  Walking the Trail.  New York: Delacorte Press, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and orange paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine with map end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 256 pages followed by a one page bibliography. "One man's journey along the Cherokee Trail of Tears".
    TB03139  $15.00



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    Freeman, John E. and Murphy D. Smith (Consultant:  A Guide To Manuscripts Relating To The American Indian in the Library of The American Philosophical Society.  Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and rules on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7" with a bump to the upper fore corner of the front board and to the lower inside corner of the same and a prior owner's stamped name on the first free end page. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with minor light wear to the ends of the spine area, but with no chipping or closed tears. 491 pages including an extensive index and text listing the manuscripts within the collection of the American Philosophical Society relating to the American Indian.
    TB27053  $15.00



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    Glatthaar, Joseph T. and James Kirby Martin:  Forgotten Allies The Oneida Indians And The American Revolution.  New York: Hill and Wang and division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2006). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black and light yellow paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket 434 pages including an index. Illustrated with maps and a section of black and white photographs.
    TB27699  $20.00



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    Greene, Jerome A.:  Nez Perce Summer, 1877 The U.S. Army and the Nee-Me-Poo Crisis.  Helena: Montana Historical Society Press, 2000. First Edition. Fine in medium blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. With a forward by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. The author examines the "three and 1/2 month, 1,700 mile journey across the wilds of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana territories" with all of the battles fought between the U. S. Army in pursuit of the Nex Perce in their desperate bid to escape to Canada. 554 pages including an extensive index, bibliography, chapter notes, lists of U.S. Army Casualties and Nez Perce Casualties during the War, text and illustrated with maps, sketches of specific sites and contemporary black and white photographs.
    TB19942  $85.00




  • Greene, Jerome A.:  Battles and Skirmishes of the Great Sioux War 1876-1877.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Pr, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with 1" closed tear at the base of the spine area and with modest flecking and wrinkling. Compiled, edited, and Annotated by Jerome A. Greene who is a historian with the National Park Service. A study of the 13 month war between the US Army and the united Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indians.
    TB05633  $25.00




  • Halbert, H. S. and T. H. Ball:  The Creek War of 1813 and 1814.  Montgomery, Ala.: Donohue & Henneberry, 1895. First Edition. Very near fine in its original brown cloth covered boards with slightly faded gilt text on the spine and with blind embossed borders on the boards. A small octavo of 7 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches with repairs to the front and rear hinges. The contents are tight and clean and free of any marks or damage. Without a dust jacket. 331 pages followed by an index. Illustrated with portrait of the two authors from photographs, a frontispiece from an engraving, a fold-out map and several maps within the text as well as many vignettes. In his bibliography U.S.Iana Wright Howes states of this title: "Careful and detailed monograph on Alabama's last border war." He also indicates that this title represents a book which is "quite scarce". (Howes, H-28)
    TB32275  $350.00



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    Hardorff, Richard C.:  Cheyenne Memories of the Custer Fight: A Source Book.  Spokane, Wash.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches. Without a dust jacket. One of only 1,000 copies printed. 189 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. The XVIII volume in the Frontier Military Series. "A reproduction of twenty hard-to-find or previously unpublished interviews of Cheyenne participants or their descendants of Custer's last battle...." (Clark & Brunet129)
    TB29496  $65.00




  • Hayes, Jess G.:  Apache Vengeance.  Alburquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1954. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board with a prior owner's book plate on the front end paper behind the dust jacket flap. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/3" closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel and with the spine area slightly tanned. The true story of the Apache Kid. An uncommon title. 185 pages including appendices, text and illustrations by Horace T. Pierce.
    TB15674  $52.50




  • Hayes, III, Charles F.:  The Iroquois in the American Revolution 1976 Conference Prodeedings.  Rochester: Rochester Museum, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Fine in heavy illustrated paper wraps. Without a dust jacket as issued. Research Record No. 14 sponsored by the Arthur C. Parker Fund for Iroquois Research. 48 pages containing a bibliography, text and illustrations.
    TB13449  $20.00




  • Hedren, Paul L. (Editor):  The Great Sioux War 1876-77.  Helena: Montana Historical Society Press, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright red-orange cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. "The Best from Montana The Magazine of Western History." A collection of fifteen classic articles "many of them difficult to obtain" on the Great Sioux War which took place in the Montana and Dakota Territories. 293 pages including an index, maps, text and illustrated with period photographs and art work.
    TB17542  $35.00




  • Henri, Florette:  The Southern Indians and Benjamin Hawkins 1796-1816.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with a black and gilt text block on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. 378 pages with index. Sent by President Wahington as an emmissary to the five "civilized tribes" of the Southeast Benjamin Hawkins tried to bring a civilization program to these tribes.
    TB15716  $28.00



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    Howard, Helen Addison:  Saga of Chief Joseph.  Caldwell: Caxton Printers, Ltd, 1941, 1965. 1965 Reprint. Near fine in gilt decorated light green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with a gift inscription and date on the first free end page. In a very good but price clipped dust jacket with heavy rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and several short closed tears with related creasing to the edge of the front panel. 395 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and line drawings by George D. McGrath.
    TB00299  $35.00



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    Hunter, John D.:  Memoirs Of A Captivity Among The Indians Of North America From Childhood To The Age of Nineteen With Anecdotes Descriptive Of Their Manners And Customs..  London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. First Edition. Very good+ in a contemporary 1/2 brown leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text over a black leather spine label and gilt tooling on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches with the leather rubbed through at the upper and lower tips of the boards and a stamped royal seal on the title page. 447 pages of text. (Howes, H-813; Ayer/Narratives, 142)
    TB27578  $200.00




  • Hunter, Bonnie:  These Americans in Moccasins.  New York: Vintage Press, 1959. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in orange paper covered boards with a prior owner's name on the 1st FEP and a review of the book taped to the 1st FEP. In a very good+ dust jacket although rubbed on the front panel and with a faded spine area. A collection of stories of Native Americans who visited the author's trading post located on a reservation in Wyoming.
    TB09390  $7.00



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    Jahoda, Gloria:  The Trail of Tears The Story Of The American Indian Removals 1813-1855.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975. First Edition, Second Printing. Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and tan paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine with light dust staining across the top edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with several small closed tears to the lower edge of the spine area. 356 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art and photographs.
    TB01619  $30.00



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    Johnson, Clfiton:  An Unredeemed Captive.  n. p.: Self-published, 1897. First Edition, First printing. Good in printed heavy paper wraps with a photograph on the front panel. The panels are well soiled and the spine area is separating at the lower quarter. Without a dust jacket as issued. 54 pages illustrated with wood blocks and photographs. The full title reads: "An Unredeemed Captive Being The Story of Eunice Williams, Who, At the Age of Seven Years, Was Carried Away From Deerfield By the Indians in the year 1704, and Who Lived Among The Indians In Canada As One Of Them The Rest of Her Life......"
    TB21567  $50.00



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    Jones, Daniel W.:  Forty Years Among The Indians A True Yet Thrilling Narrative Of The Author's Experiences Among The Natives.  Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1890. First Edition. Very near fine although the spine has been rebacked preserving the original backstrip and with new end sheets in dark blue, blind stamped cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and gilt text and elaborate blind stamping on the boards. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 7/8 inches with repairs to the tips of the boards and new end sheets as noted above. The contents are clean and free of foxing. 400 pages of text without a portrait and as stated in Howes the portrait only appears in some copies. The author relates his experiences in the southwest with the US Army. (Howes, J-207; Graff, 2234; Rader, 2112)
    TB30924  $250.00




  • Jones, Louis Thomas:  Indians at Work and Play.  San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt decorations on the spine and front board. In a fine jacket with the spine area very slightly faded. A study of the games played by Native American children and the competative sports enjoyed by adults. 156 pages including an index, text, notes and references.
    TB09377  $14.00




  • Josephy, Alvin M.:  The Patriot Chiefs.  New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ with a prior owner's name on the first free end paper and with the the front panel of the dust jacket taped to the 2nd FEP. Without a dust jacket; however, the book's summary on the flap has been taped to the second free end paper, the rear panel containing the reviews has been taped to the rear end paper and the rear flap, containing the brief bio of the author, has been glued to the front end paper.
    TB08138  $5.00



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    Josephy, Alvin M. Jr. and Marc Jaffe:  Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2006). Reprint. Fine in black paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 196 pages of text. A collection of narratives from nine descendants of Native Americans who relate tribal lore and traditions which they believe are a result of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through their anscetoral lands.
    TB24837  $10.00



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    Kime, Wayne R. (Editor):  The Powder River Expedition Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in glossy black paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with gray end sheets. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. An octavo measuring 9" tall by 6" deep containing 206 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and reproductions of contemporary works of art. The handwritten journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge (from 1876 to 1877) are here published for the first time. Together these journals provide a first person, highly detailed account of General George Cook's Powder River Expedition against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians.
    TB22816  $30.00



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    Leeth, John:  A Short Biography of John Leeth with an Account of His Life Among The Indians.  Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1904. Limited Edition. Near fine in decorated red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5" with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with light foxing to the end sheets. Without a dust jacket. One of only 267 copies printed, 250 of which were for sale, with this copy identified as number 15. A reprint from the original edition of 1831 with an introduction by Reuben Gold Thwaites. 70 pages including a two page index. A tight, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings.
    TB27643  $75.00



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    Lodi, Edward:  Who When Where in King Philip's War.  Middleborough, Mass.: Rock Village Publishing, (2015). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in heavy paper, printed wraps over an adhesive binding. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the fly title page. 195 pages including a bibliography and text. Illustrated with reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB30165  $35.00



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    Lodi, Edward:  The Pequot War.  Middleborough, Mass.: Rock Village Publishing, (2015). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in heavy paper, printed wraps over an adhesive binding. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the fly title page. 204 pages including a bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB30166  $35.00




  • MacLeod, Robert:  The Medicine Bull.  New York: John Day Company, 1963. First Edition. Fine in linen covered boards with black text on the front board and on the spine with dust staining on the top edge and fore edge. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/2" rent in the sine area and rubbed at the spine ends and corners. A story based on fact about a young Indian brave, Red Bird, who seeks the magic from the "Medicine Buffalo" which will save his people from the reach of the white man.
    TB01150  $45.00



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    Mallery, Garrick:  Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples and Deaf-Mutes.  Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, (1881). . Near fine in heavy, red buckram covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 7 1/2". Without a dust jacket. Containing pages 263 to 603 including an index. Illustrated throughout with 13 plates, a map, and 285 line drawings.
    TB27687  $75.00




  • Matthiessen, Peter:  In The Spirit of Crazy Horse.  New York: Viking Press, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a prior owner's blind, embossed seal on the fly title page. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with several short closed tears on the lower edges of the spine and panels together with some related creasing with several creases to the front flap. Signed by the author on the first free end paper. This is the true first edition of the book which was suppressed and recalled for destruction shortly after its publication due to complaints made by the FBI. The title was re-leased in 1991. This is one of the scarce volumes which made it to the market and avoided capture.
    TB20000  $225.00



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    Matthiessen, Peter:  In The Spirit of Crazy Horse.  New York: Viking Press, 1991. First Edition of the 1991 Reprint, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and brown paper covered boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription. 645 pages containing an index, chapter notes, an afterword by Martin Garbus, epilogue by the author and text. Illustrated with maps.
    TB29590  $200.00



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    Matthiessen, Peter:  In The Spirit of Crazy Horse.  New York: Viking Press, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and light orange paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with light foxing appearing on the edges of the text block. In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket with a small 1/3" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and with two small nicks at the lower corners of the front panel and a crease to the front flap. This is the true first edition of the book which was suppressed and recalled for destruction shortly after its publication due to complaints made by the FBI. The title was re-leased in 1991. This is one of the scarce volumes which made it to the market and avoided capture. 628 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. A very handsome copy with no ownership marks, notations or book plates.
    TB01095  $125.00



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    Matthiessen, Peter:  Indian Country.  New York: Viking, 1984. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 maroon cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches with map end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 338 pages including an index.
    TB29345  $25.00



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    McKenney, Thomas L.:  Sketches of a Tour To The Lakes, of the character and customs of the Chippeway Indians, and of incidents connected with The Treaty of Fond Du Lac.  Barre, Mass.: Imprint Society, 1972. Reprint. Near fine in 1/4 dark green and light green cloth covered boards with light green text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6 1/2" with the front joint cracked approximately 3" down from its upper edge. This volume is otherwise tight, with all pages present and with no prior owner markings or bookplates. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine printed paper covered slip case. One of only 1,950 copies produced and this copy is out of series. 414 pages including an extensive appendix and text. Illustrated with 29 color and black and white plates.
    TB23950  $25.00



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    Meacham, A. B.:  Wigwam and War-Path Or The Royal Chief In Chains.  Boston: John P. Dale And Company, 1875. First Edition. Very good in its original, red-brown, cloth covered, beveled boards with gilt and black text and decorations on the spine and on the front board with clay coated end sheets. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the cloth over the rear joint is just beginning to separate, rubbing to the cloth over the front joint and the cloth over the lower tips of the boards is worn through. There is a long pencil line on the front free end sheet and an early prior owner's name and date on the front fly leaf. Save for 1/4 deep chips at the upper edges of pages 47 through 54 and soling to page 588 the contents are extremely clean, tight and free of foxing and tanning. 700 pages of text followed by a one page ad. Illustrated with a frontispiece engraving of the author, and 19 engraved plates. "The author was a superintendent of Indian Affairs in Oregon and had over thirty years experience among the Indian tribes of the Northwest." (Peter Decker: The George W. Soliday Collection of Western Americana, 1067) As stated by Robert E. Cowan in his bibliography of California: "This work on the Modoc Indians was written by a most competent author on the subject, making the volume of great historic value." (Cowan, p. 421)
    TB30088  $350.00




  • Michelson, Truman:  Observations on the Thunder Dance of the Bear Gens of the Fox Indians.  Washington: US Government Printing, 1929. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with with a bump at the upper edge of the spine & a prior owner's name on the 1st FEP. Without a dust jacket. There is also a prior owner's stamp on the front end paper. Bulletin number 89 of the Smithsonian Institution's Burean of American Ethnology. 73 pages containing an index and text.
    TB11661  $15.00




  • Milford, Louis LeClerc:  Memoir or a Cursory Glance at My Different Travels.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1956. First thus. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with a gilt top edge to the text block. The complete title and sub-title read: Memoir or A Cursory Glance at My Different Travels & My Sojurn in the Creek Nation. Translated by Geraldine de Courcy and edited by John Francis McDermott. 257 pages including a listing of other titles produced in the Lakeside Classics series.
    TB26501  $20.00



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    Mowat, Farley:  The Desperate People.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1959. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine with dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket which has rubbing at its edges and folds. The author's fifth book. 305 pages including the appendix.
    TB02136  $40.00



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    Osborn, William M.:  The Wild Frontier Atrocities During the American-Indian War From Jamestown Colony To Wounded Knee.  New York: Random House, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 dark gray and light gray paper covered boards with bold text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 363 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, appendices and text.
    TB24144  $15.00



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    Penhallow, Samuel:  Penhallow's Indian Wars A Facsimile Reprint of the First Edition, Printed in Boston in 1726.  Williamstown, Mass.: Corner House Publishers, 1973. Facsimile Reprint. Fine in orange cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with faint soiling to the front panel. 134 pages of the original text followed by 51 pages of notes, bibliography and index.
    TB27182  $25.00



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    Philbrick, Nathaniel:  Abram's Eyes The Native American Legacy of Nantucket Island.  Nantucket Island: Mill Hill Press, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board. There is a prior owner's name and address label on the first free end page. In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket with a 1/8" closed tear at the lower fore corner of the front panel. Boldly signed by the author on the title page. 304 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with maps and several sections of black and white photographs. The author's second book.
    TB22564  $90.00



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    Pilling, James Constantine:  Proof-Sheets Of A Bibliography Of The Languages Of The North American Indians.  Mansfield Centre, Conn.: Martino Publishing, 2005. Facsimile Reprint. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with brown text and borders on the spine. A thick octavo measuring 9" by 7" with what may be soot marks on the edges of the text block and with wrinkling of the last 130 +/- pages due to exposure to high humidity. Without a dust jacket as issued. 1135 pages including an index. This reference source lists 4303 titles. A facsimile reprint of the authors 1885 publication by the US Government Printing Office.
    TB27396  $70.00



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    Rogers, Robert:  Ponteach Or The Savages Of America A Tragedy.  Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1914. First Edition, Limited Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 tan linen and blue gray paper covered boards with a printed paper label on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6 1/4" with light soiling to the cloth on the spine and to the front board with a prior owner's name and date of 1914 on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket and lacking its original slip case. One of only 178 copies printed. 261 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Rogers, a map of the Mackinac area, a view of the Straits of Mackinac and a facsimile of the title page of Ponteach, 1766. With an introduction and a biography of Robert Rogers by Allan Nevins.
    TB26455  $400.00



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    Sandoz, Mari:  Crazy Horse The Strange Man of The Oglalas.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with red and blue decorations on the spine and front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with the cloth in the gutter of the front joint foxed due to a reaction with the glue used in the production of the book. The front end paper shows similar foxing in the hinge areas due to the same issue. There are no ownership marks, labels or book plates. In a very good- price clipped dust jacket with very shallow chipping across the upper and lower edges of the spine area and nicks at the fore corners of the panels and a a 3/4" deep by 1 1/4" long chip at the lower edge of the front panel and with the rear panel slightly soiled. 428 pages with the fold-out map at the front of the book.
    TB27714  $200.00



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    Schoolcraft, Henry R.:  Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers With Brief Notices Of Passing Events, Facts And Opinioins, A.D. 1812 To A.D. 1842.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo And Co., 1851. First Edition. Good in its original light brown, blind embossed cloth covered boards with gilt text and embossing on the spine and decorative embossing on the boards. An octavo of 9 by 5 3/4 inches with an early prior owner's name on the verso of the first free end page and with a dampness stain to the rear of the book which has warped the upper half of the rear board and caused a water stain to the upper half of the last 80 pages in the book. In addition, the pages of the contents show mild foxing throughout. 703 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. Howes considers this title "quite scarce" who also notes that not all copies contain the frontispiece portrait. (Howes, S-190; Sabin, 7787; Graff, 3699; Field 1377)
    TB30921  $250.00



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    Schoolcraft, Henry R.:  The American Indians, Their HIstory, Condition And Prospects From Original Notes And Manuscripts.  Buffalo: George H. Derby And Co., 1851. New Revised Edition of 1851. In a fine, black cloth binding applied in 1979 with a black gilt text label on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 5 1/2 inches with new end sheets. Part of the original cloth over the rear board is pasted to the rear fixed end sheet. The contents are generally in very good condition with occasional spots of foxing throughout, an early prior owner's name at the upper fore corner of the title page. and a dampness stain in the lower fore corner of pages 13 through133 which does not impact on the readability of the text. A handwritten, pencil note on the rear end sheet states that the rebinding was done in August of 1979 by Craftsman Bookbinders of Portland, Maine. Bound-in at the rear of the text is a prospectus for John Quincy Adams' book on Madison and Monroe. 495 pages of text. Illustrated by a frontispiece and seven plates. This title was originally published in 1845 in New York under the title: Oneota, Or Characteristics of The Red Race of America. (Howes, S-188)
    TB30922  $225.00



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    Silverster with text by Jacques Soustelle, Hans:  The Route Of The Incas.  New York: Viking Press, 1977. First English Edition. Fine in maroon paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket. An oblong small quarto measuring 10 3/16" tall by 11 5/8" deep unpaginated containing text and illustrated with maps and numerous color photographs.
    TB19361  $25.00




  • Spavin, Don:  Chippewa Dawn Legends of an Indian People.  Bloomington: Voyageur Press, 1977. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in tan paper covered boards with light brown text on the spine. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap two 1" long closed tears at the upper and lower edges of the front panel with light wear at the ends of the spine area which is also tanned. The legends which are the foundation of this book were taken from the many interviews conducted by the Works Projects Administration in the late 1930's.
    TB14844  $30.00



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    Stevens, Frank E.:  The Black Hawk War Including A Review Of Black Hawk's Life.  Chicago: Self-published, 1903. First Edition. Very near fine in pebbled, navy blue cloth covered boards with a paper label on the spine and gilt text on the front board. A small quarto measuring 10 1/8 by 6 5/8 inches with light wear to the cloth at the heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards and with the text obscured on the paper label affixed to the spine. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. Signed by the author beneath his frontispiece portrait. 323 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated throughout with maps and reproductions of earlier works of art and photographs. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29126  $250.00



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    Trennert, Robert A., Jr.:  Indian Traders on the Middle Border The House of Ewing, 1827-54.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2". In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with the faint hint of a ghost of an old price sticker on the front panel. 271 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, text and illustrated with maps The Ewing brothers of Fort Wayne, Indiana were important Indian Traders of the so-called "Middle Border" area during the Jacksonian period of westward expansion and Indian relocation.
    TB24140  $15.00




  • Viola, Herman J.:  It is a Good Day to Die.  New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1998. First Edition. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. "Indian Eyewitnesses Tell the Story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn." 101 pages containing an index, notes on sources, chronology, biographical notes, text, maps and photographs.
    TB13166  $20.00



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    Waters, Frank:  Masked Gods Navaho And Pueblo Ceremonialism.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1950. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated white buckram covered boards with black text on the spine and with gold decorations across the spine and both boards and with printed end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 6 1/2". In a very good unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" chips at the upper and lower corners of the spine area, 1/4" chips from the fore corners of the front panel and two 1/4" voids from the lower quarter of the front panel. 438 pages of text.
    TB24808  $65.00



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    [Wimer, James]:  Events In Indian History, Beginning With An Account Of The Origin Of The American Indians, And Early Settlements In North America.  Lancaster, Penn.: G. Hills & Co., 1841. First Edition. Good in a contemporary full leather binding with a gilt on black leather label on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/4" with rubbing and wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spine and to the edges of the boards. The joints are beginning to show weakness and the front hinge is broken. The first short signature is loose with the folded, engraved frontispiece is missing its folded half. All of the other seven folded, engraved plates have damage caused by tears in the folds or closed tears to the plates in the folded areas. With the exception of the frontispiece none of the plates have missing pieces. Interestingly, there is a very early prior owner's name on the first free end page indicating that the book was "Bot 1842" for a price of $2.25. The book is contained within a recently constructed leather and cloth covered clamshell box with gilt text stamping on the spine. 633 pages of text illustrated with eight folding plates. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, W-548; Ayer, 334)
    TB25849  $375.00




  • Wormington, H. M.:  The Story of Pueblo Pottery.  Denver: Denver Musuem of Nat, 1965. Second Edition. Near fine in heavy paper wraps. as issued. Co-authored with Arminta Neal. 60 pages of text and photographs.
    TB09382  $8.00






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