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  • PLOUGHSHARES. VOLUME 20, NO 1, Spring 1994. by [Alexie, Sherman, signed] Welch, James, editor.
    [Alexie, Sherman, signed] Welch, James, editor.
    PLOUGHSHARES. VOLUME 20, NO 1, Spring 1994.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Emerson College, 1994. SIGNED first edition - A collection of stories on poems on the theme of "tribe" edited ad with an introduction by James Welch. SIGNED by TWO authors: by Sherman Alexie at his short story "Flight" and by Alberto Alvaro Rios at his story "Outside Magdalena, Sonora." Also includes contributions from Diane Glancy, Simon Oritz, Scott Momaday, Debra Earling, Charles H. Webb, Thylias Moss, Ophelia Navarro and many others. A profile of James Welch by Don Lee. Book reviews. 220 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54978
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  • BLUE MESA REVIEW: Number Four (4): Spring 1992. by Anaya, Rudolfo A., editor; Luis Urrea Dashiell and Floyd Salas, signed.
    Anaya, Rudolfo A., editor; Luis Urrea Dashiell and Floyd Salas, signed.
    BLUE MESA REVIEW: Number Four (4): Spring 1992.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: Creative Writing Center at the University of New Mexico, 1992. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by TWO contributors - Luis Urrea at "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses" (an early publication, preceding his first book) and by Floyd Salas as his poem "Wedo." Also includes works by Paula Gunn Allen, Sherman Alexie, Peter Wild, Gerald Burns, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Ray Gonzalez, Reuben Sanchez, Rebecca Seiferle, Joy Harjo. Leslie Marmon Silko and many others. Notes on contributors. 221 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70188
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  • SOUTHWEST STORIES, Tales from the Desert. by [Anthology] Miller, John and Morgan, Genevieve,editors.
    [Anthology] Miller, John and Morgan, Genevieve,editors.
    SOUTHWEST STORIES, Tales from the Desert.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1993). First edition - An anthology including writers ranging from D. H. Lawrence and Georgia O'Keefe to Larry McMurty, Leslie Marmon Silko, Sandra Cisneros and Barry Gifford, Introduction by Barbara Kingsolver. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-02167.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61448
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  • CRIES OF THE SPIRIT: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality. by [Anthology] Sewell, Marilyn, editor.
    [Anthology] Sewell, Marilyn, editor.
    CRIES OF THE SPIRIT: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1991). An anthology of more than 300 poems and a few prose pieces by women writers both contemporary and from earlier times. Contributors range from Julien of Norwich and Hildegard of Bingen to Margaret Fuller, Simone de Beauvoir, Susan B. Anthony, Audre Lorde, Marge Piercy, May Sarton, Joy Harjo, Erica Jong, Joyce Carol Oates ("Growing Together"), Rita Mae Brown, Alice Walker, Anne Sexton, Eudora Welty, Tess Gallagher, Maya Angelou, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Margaret Atwood, Annie Dillard, Lucille Clifton, Tess Gallagher, Linda Hogan, Robin Morgan, Alice Ostricher, Julia Alvarez and many more. Introduction by Marilyn Sewell. Index, xx, 311 pp. Slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-8070-68136.

    Condition: Very good minus in illustrated wrappers (some pages dogeared).

    Book ID: 70243
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1975 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story. by [Anthology, signed] Foley, Martha, editor.
    [Anthology, signed] Foley, Martha, editor.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1975 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1975. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Not only does this anthology include a short story by Leslie (Marmon) Silko - Lullaby - but it was dedicated to her, and she has SIGNED this copy on the dedication page. This very early appearance by Silko precedes her first novel. Also includes stories by Russell Banks, Rosellen Brown, Andre Dubus, Reynolds Price, Mary Clearman, Alistair MacLeod and others. Biographical notes, lists of distinguished short stories of the year. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-395-207193.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Uncommon in this condition, and especially so signed by the dedicatee.

    Book ID: 53029
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  • POW WOW: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience - Short Fiction from Then to Now. by [Anthology, signed'] Reed, Ishmael, editor, with Carla Blank. Cecil Brown and Lucha Corpi, signed.
    [Anthology, signed'] Reed, Ishmael, editor, with Carla Blank. Cecil Brown and Lucha Corpi, signed.
    POW WOW: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience - Short Fiction from Then to Now.

    Edition: First printing, the trade paperback issue.

    New York: Da Capo Press - Perseus Books, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology that includes work ranging from animal stories of the Northwest Coast Eyaks to African-American folklore to reflections on the American Muslim experience. Includes contributions from both well-know writers like Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein, Russell Banks, and Zora Neale Hurston to newly discovered writers of all races, genders, and backgrounds. Among the 60 authors are Chester Himes, Robert Coover, Bharati Mukherjee, Benjamin Franklin, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ntozake Shange, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Mark Twain, Grace Paley, Russell Charles Leong, Charles Wright, James Alan McPherson, and many more. SIGNED by Lucha Corpi and Cecil Brown at their contributions. Foreword by Reed, notes on contributors. xxvii, 505 pp. ISBN: 9781568583426.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51226
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, 1994. by [Anthology, signed] Wolff, Tobias, editor. Jim Shepard, signed;
    [Anthology, signed] Wolff, Tobias, editor. Jim Shepard, signed;
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, 1994.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1994. SIGNED - Among the contributors are Sherman Alexie, Robert Olen Butler, Carol Anshaw, Barry Hannah, Thom Jones, Jim Shepard, Tony Early, Barry Hannah, John Keeble, Chris Offutt and more. Included are notes on each contributor and a brief commentary by each one on the genesis of that particular short story. SIGNED by Jim Shepard at "Batting for Castro" 364 pp. ISBN: 0-395-681022.

    Condition: Very good in printed wrappers (one corner slightly bumped, spine sunned.)

    Book ID: 50781
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, 1994. by [Anthology, signed] Wolff, Tobias, editor. Sherman Alexie and Jim Shepard, signed;
    [Anthology, signed] Wolff, Tobias, editor. Sherman Alexie and Jim Shepard, signed;
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, 1994.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1994. SIGNED - SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories: by Sherman Alexie at 'This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona.' and by Jim Shepard at "Batting for Castro" Among the other contributors are Robert Olen Butler, Carol Anshaw, Barry Hannah, Thom Jones, Tony Early, Barry Hannah, John Keeble, Chris Offutt and more. Included are notes on each contributor and a brief commentary by each one on the genesis of that particular short story. 364 pp. ISBN: 0-395-681022.

    Condition: Very good in printed wrappers (corners somewhat bumped, Christmas 1994 notation on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 15737
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  • ADDRESSES AND POEM IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CAPTAIN MICHAEL PIERCE FIGHT, MARCH 26, 1676: Memorial Services at Central Falls, Rhode Island, October 15, 1904. Dedication of Monument, September 21 1907. by Bicknell, Thomas Williams, editor.
    Bicknell, Thomas Williams, editor.
    ADDRESSES AND POEM IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CAPTAIN MICHAEL PIERCE FIGHT, MARCH 26, 1676: Memorial Services at Central Falls, Rhode Island, October 15, 1904. Dedication of Monument, September 21 1907.

    Edition: First edition.

    1908. First edition - Includes a foreword by John Winslow, a brief history of King Philip's War and of Michael Pierce of Scituate by Edwin C. Pierce, a poem by Hezekiah Butterworth and a list of the slain members of the Plymouth Colony Company. Glossy frontispiece. 41 pp.

    Condition: Very good in terra cotta flexible cloth boards (some loss of sizing to the cloth, or biopredation, contents near fine)

    Book ID: 75419
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  • STONE SONG: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse. by Blevins, Win.
    Blevins, Win.
    STONE SONG: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Double page map, historical note, glossary of Lakota words, phrases and Lakota place names, selected reading. 400 pp. ISBN: 0-312-855672.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 43089
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  • THE LITTLE INDIAN WEAVER. by Brandeis, Madeline (1897-1937)
    Brandeis, Madeline (1897-1937)
    THE LITTLE INDIAN WEAVER.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1928.) dj. Hardcover - The first title in the "Children of All Lands Stories" series. Illustrated with photographs of children taken by the author. Red and white illustrated endpapers. Bound in light blue illustrated boards with a royal blue cloth spine. 134pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket (gift inscription mostly hidden by dj flap, corners somewhat bumped, overall edgewear and chipping to dj, sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 79724
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  • NEW LETTERS : Volume 43, Number 2, Winter / December 1976. by [Bruchac, Joseph, signed] David Ray, editor.
    [Bruchac, Joseph, signed] David Ray, editor.
    NEW LETTERS : Volume 43, Number 2, Winter / December 1976.

    Edition: First printing.

    Kansas City: University of Missouri, 1976. SIGNED first edition - "A magazine of fine writing." Includes fiction, essays, poetry, and book reviews. SIGNED by Joseph Bruchac at his contribution of five poems. Also includes contributions by Heather Wilde, Taiko Hirabayashi, Kelly Cherry, Christopher Howell, David Ignatow, Ralph Salisbury, William Stafford, Illustrated. 126 pp plus notes on contributors We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated gold wrappers.

    Book ID: 54548
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  • SACRED PLANT MEDICINE: Exploration in the Practice of Indigenous Herbalism. by Buhner, Stephen Harrod. Foreword by Brooke Medicine Eagle.
    Buhner, Stephen Harrod. Foreword by Brooke Medicine Eagle.
    SACRED PLANT MEDICINE: Exploration in the Practice of Indigenous Herbalism.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Focuses primarily on plants as they were used by Native Americans in North America. "Useful as a reference book and inspires the reader to look again at the plant world as a source of life and healing." INSCRIBED on the half title page "For -- in the spirit of the plants" and dated in 1997. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. Includes 19 full color botanical plates by Cyncie Marini. Foreword by Brooke Medicine Eagle. Appendices, index. 210 pp. ISBN: 1-570980853.

    Condition: Fine in very near fine dust jacket (very minor edgewear on dustjacket).

    Book ID: 54600
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  • PLANTS USED BY THE INDIANS OF MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. by Chesnut, Victor King.
    Chesnut, Victor King.
    PLANTS USED BY THE INDIANS OF MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: Reprint.

    General Books, (2009). Paperback reprint of a work originally published in 1902. Includes a significant amount of information about the plants and their uses as well as lists of the plants with their Indian names, but does not include any illustrations. 124 pp. ISBN: 978-1150781148.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 81870
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  • FREEDOMWAYS; Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement, Vol. 9, no. 4, Fourth Quarter, 1969. by Clarke, John Henrik, Esther Jackson, J. H. O'Dell, editors. Ernest Kaiser, John Henrik Clarke, Mari Evans and others, contributors.
    Clarke, John Henrik, Esther Jackson, J. H. O'Dell, editors. Ernest Kaiser, John Henrik Clarke, Mari Evans and others, contributors.
    FREEDOMWAYS; Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement, Vol. 9, no. 4, Fourth Quarter, 1969.

    Edition: First printing, a magazine.

    New York: Freedomways Associates, 1969. First edition - Includes A Selected Bibliography on Mexican Americans and Native Americans by Ernest Kaiser; Chief Joseph and His People by John Henrik Clarke; a selection of cartoons by Brumsic Brandon, Jr; poetry by Mari Evans, Eric Burroughs and others, book reviews and more. pp 295-384. Cover art by Elizabeth Catlett.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (light university library stamp on front cover, no other markings).

    Book ID: 79342
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  • THE MEDICINE MAN OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN AND HIS CULTURAL BACKGROUND. by Corlett, William Thomas M.D.
    Corlett, William Thomas M.D.
    THE MEDICINE MAN OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN AND HIS CULTURAL BACKGROUND.

    Edition: First edition.

    Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, (1935) dj. Hardcover first edition - A medical and sympathetic anthropological study ( as Corlett notes in his preface, this has as much religion as medicine and more theology than pathology) of the role of medicine men in the different cultures of Native Americans, from the Arctic through the Plains and the Southwest, Central America, and South America to Patagonia. The various chapters are devoted to different geographical areas and also to general topics like childbearing and foods and materia medica. Illustrated with many drawings and photos; bibliograhy, index. vii, 369 pp. The colophon is printed on a separate sheet laid in at the back. Also accompanying this copy is a small typed note…

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    Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, (1935) dj. Hardcover first edition - A medical and sympathetic anthropological study ( as Corlett notes in his preface, this has as much religion as medicine and more theology than pathology) of the role of medicine men in the different cultures of Native Americans, from the Arctic through the Plains and the Southwest, Central America, and South America to Patagonia. The various chapters are devoted to different geographical areas and also to general topics like childbearing and foods and materia medica. Illustrated with many drawings and photos; bibliograhy, index. vii, 369 pp. The colophon is printed on a separate sheet laid in at the back. Also accompanying this copy is a small typed note which explains the significance of the dust jacket, stating in part "The color is the sacred color of the Inca of Peru and the cut is that of a Medicine Man trephining the skull to let out some supposed cause of the disease" and signed with W.T.C.

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    Condition: Very near fine in dark red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very good dustjacket with minor wear, some sunning to the spine of the dj. Rather uncommon, especially in this condition and in a dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80853
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  • VIEWS OF A VANISHING FRONTIER. by Ewers, John C.; Marsha V. Gallagher, David C. Hunt and Joseph C. Porter.
    Ewers, John C.; Marsha V. Gallagher, David C. Hunt and Joseph C. Porter.
    VIEWS OF A VANISHING FRONTIER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Omaha, Nebraska: Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - Catalogue for an exhibition organized by Joslyn Art Museum's Center for Western Studies based on the written accounts of the 1832-1834 North American experiences of Maximilian, Prince of Wied. Includes more than 100 of Karl Bodmer's orginal watercolors and sketches Inclides list of illustrations,and checklist of the exhibition. Large format. 103 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-936364-122.

    Condition: Fine in a verynear fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59459
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  • SKIN DEEP: Women Writing on Color, Culture and Identity. by Featherston, Elena, editor.
    Featherston, Elena, editor.
    SKIN DEEP: Women Writing on Color, Culture and Identity.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, (1994). First edition - Essays, memoirs and poetry - contributors include Saundra Sharp, Sapphire, Rita Arditti, Genny Lim, Rita Williams, Maria E. Barron, Nellie Wong and many others. Each selection is preceded by a photograph of the writer. Reading list, list of resources. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-895947080.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67475
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  • WAYS OF KNOWING: Experience, Knowledge, and Power Among the Dene Tha by Goulet, Jean-Guy A.
    Goulet, Jean-Guy A.
    WAYS OF KNOWING: Experience, Knowledge, and Power Among the Dene Tha

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1998.). "This innovative study reveals the creative world of a Native community. Once seminomadic hunters and gatherers who traveled by horse wagon, canoe, and dog sled, the Dene Tha of northern Canada today live in government-built homes in the settlement of Chateh. Their lives are a distinct blend of old and new, in which traditional forms of social control, healing, and praying entwine with services supplied by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a nursing station, and a Roman Catholic church. Many older cultural beliefs and practices remain: ghosts linger, reincarnating and sometimes causing deaths; past and future are interpreted through the Prophet Dance; "animal helpers" become lifelong companions and sources of power; and personal…

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    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1998.). "This innovative study reveals the creative world of a Native community. Once seminomadic hunters and gatherers who traveled by horse wagon, canoe, and dog sled, the Dene Tha of northern Canada today live in government-built homes in the settlement of Chateh. Their lives are a distinct blend of old and new, in which traditional forms of social control, healing, and praying entwine with services supplied by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a nursing station, and a Roman Catholic church. Many older cultural beliefs and practices remain: ghosts linger, reincarnating and sometimes causing deaths; past and future are interpreted through the Prophet Dance; "animal helpers" become lifelong companions and sources of power; and personal visions and experiences are considered the roots of true knowledge. " Map. Notes, references, index. xliv, 334 pp. ISBN: 0-8032-70747.

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    Condition: Good overall - underlining on a few pages, stains to bottom edge of textblock.

    Book ID: 48415
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  • CUSTER'S LAST CAMPAIGN: Mitch Boyer and the Little Bighorn Reconstructed. by Gray, John S. Foreword by Robert M. Utley.
    Gray, John S. Foreword by Robert M. Utley.
    CUSTER'S LAST CAMPAIGN: Mitch Boyer and the Little Bighorn Reconstructed.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - An authorative book on this battle - one which uses a totally different focus to interpret the events: "Starting with the shadowy Mitch Boyer, a mixed-blood heretofore known only as the sole army scout to follow Custer into battle and die with him, Gray devotes Part I of the book to filling in the details of Boyer's thirty-nine years preceding the Sioux campaign of 1876 . . . Part II cover the two weeks (June 11-25) during which Boyer served as Custer's key guide and scount." Foreword by Robert M. Utley. Illustrated with photographs, charts and maps. Bibliography, index. xvii, 446 pp. ISBN: 0-80322138X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63165
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  • FIRE CARRIER. by Hager Jean.
    Hager Jean.
    FIRE CARRIER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in Oklahoma and featuring Mitch Bushyhead, half-Cherokee, single father, and Buckskin chief of police. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-566-5.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43495
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  • BREAKING (from The Book of Medicines) by Hogan, Linda.
    Hogan, Linda.
    BREAKING (from The Book of Medicines)

    Edition: Limited edition.

    Berkeley, CA: Poltroon Press, 2002. First edition - One of 150 copies printed in letter press for the Environmental Poetry Festival, Berkeley, 7 September 2002 by Poltroon Press (an innovative small press founded in 1975 by Frances Butler and Alastair Johnson) A lovely production, consisting of a single poem, printed in black on cream colored stock with a pale aqua seascape woodcut, 13 inches tall by 10 inches wide. Broadside, single sheet.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 65464
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  • ALLAN HOUSER (Ha-O-Zous.) by [Houser, Allan, signed] Perlman, Barbara H.
    [Houser, Allan, signed] Perlman, Barbara H.
    ALLAN HOUSER (Ha-O-Zous.)

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: David R. Godine, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Here is the first major book on the life and work of the dean of Native American sculptors. . . .As a gifted interpreter of the changing tribal world he knows so well, he has created a unique sculptural legacy.". The text interweaves his life as an artist and his personal background, his philosophy and view of the world. Illustrated with photographs of almost 300 of his works, 112 in full color, plus other photographs documenting his story and that of his people. Mescalero Apaches. SIGNED by author on title page in red ink. Chronology of his life and works at the front of the book, notes and…

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    Boston: David R. Godine, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Here is the first major book on the life and work of the dean of Native American sculptors. . . .As a gifted interpreter of the changing tribal world he knows so well, he has created a unique sculptural legacy.". The text interweaves his life as an artist and his personal background, his philosophy and view of the world. Illustrated with photographs of almost 300 of his works, 112 in full color, plus other photographs documenting his story and that of his people. Mescalero Apaches. SIGNED by author on title page in red ink. Chronology of his life and works at the front of the book, notes and index at the rear. Large format. printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. 263 pp. Laid in are several sheets stapled for a fundraiser for "Futures for Children" held at the Danson's and featuring Houser's sculptures. Included is a detailed map of where the sculptures could be found in the house, with prices, and cross-indexed to the pages in this book. ISBN: 0-87923-7155.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50535
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  • HYPERBOREAL. by Kane, Joan Naviyuk.
    Kane, Joan Naviyuk.
    HYPERBOREAL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, (2013). First edition - A collection of poetry by an Inupiaq writer with family from King Island and Marys Igloo, Alaska. King Island was the ancestral home of the author's family until the federal government's Bureau of Indian Affairs forcibly and permanently relocated its residents. Winner of the 2012 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, selected by Arthur Sze. A title in the Pitt Poetry Series. 63 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81270
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  • ARROW RELEASE DISTRIBUTIONS: University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Volume 23. Number 4. by Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred L. 1876-1960)
    Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred L. 1876-1960)
    ARROW RELEASE DISTRIBUTIONS: University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Volume 23. Number 4.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1927. First edition - A monograph by this noted and early anthropologist, of interest because of the information it includes on the pull used by the Yahi of Northern California, information learned from Ishi, the last of his tribe, who spent the last 5 years of his life living at the Museum of Anthropology at UC San Francisco. Pages 283-296

    Condition: Fine in gray stapled wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 76372
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  • INDIAN NATIONS: Pictures of American Indian Reservations in the Western United States. by Lyon, Danny, Introduction by Larry McMurtry.
    Lyon, Danny, Introduction by Larry McMurtry.
    INDIAN NATIONS: Pictures of American Indian Reservations in the Western United States.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Fe, New Mexico Twin Palms Publishers, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful and striking book containing 73 tritone photographs and text by Lyon, and an introduction by Larry McMurtry who states "Danny Lyon has found his way to the great places on the plains and in the desert--the places where the glory lived: Heart Butte, Little Bighorn, Rosebud, White River, Gila River, San Carlos, Standing Rock, Lame Deer, Pine Ridge. He has photographed Sioux and Cheyenne, Apache, Tphono O'odham. In fidelity to, and in the context of their ancient places, his subjects preserve a hard-worn dignity. Clear your eyes and look." One of 2500 copies. Large square format, printed on heavy glossy text. 108 pp plus a final photograph, acknowledgements and colophon. ISBN: 0-944092926.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 70556
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  • MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND CURING. by Middleton, John, editor.
    Middleton, John, editor.
    MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND CURING.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Garden City, NY: The Natural History Press, (1967.). American Museum Sourcebooks in Anthropology - An anthology with many articles on practices in Africa, and among Native Americans, among others. Bibliography, index. 346 pp.

    Condition: Good condition.

    Book ID: 53013
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  • THE DESERT IS NO LADY: Southwestern Landscapes and Woman's Writing and Art. by Norwood, Vera and Janice Monk, editors.
    Norwood, Vera and Janice Monk, editors.
    THE DESERT IS NO LADY: Southwestern Landscapes and Woman's Writing and Art.

    Edition: First thus- a large trade paperback.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1997). A study of woman writers and artists who found their voices and images in the desert of the Southwest - well known figures such as Willa Cather, Georgia O'Keefe Leslie Marmon Silko, Nancy Holt, photographer Laura Gilpin, but also less well known figures of varying ethnicity. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps. List of illustrations, notes, index. xii1, 281 pp. ISBN: 0-816516499.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new)

    Book ID: 68623
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  • THE DESERT IS NO LADY: Southwestern Landscapes and Woman's Writing and Art. by Norwood, Vera and Janice Monk, editors.
    Norwood, Vera and Janice Monk, editors.
    THE DESERT IS NO LADY: Southwestern Landscapes and Woman's Writing and Art.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Haven & London: Yale University Press, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of woman writers and artists who found their voices and images in the desert of the Southwest - well known figures such as Willa Cather, Georgia O'Keefe Leslie Marmon Silko, Nancy Holt, photographer Laura Gilpin, but also less well known figures of varying ethnicity. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps. List of illustrations, notes, index. xii1, 291 pp. ISBN: 0-300-036884.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (stain to outer edges of upper corner of textblock).

    Book ID: 38739
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  • THE INSUFFIENCY OF MAPS: A Novel. by Pierce, Nora.
    Pierce, Nora.
    THE INSUFFIENCY OF MAPS: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York, NY: Atria Books, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young girl who must find her place in two cultures - the reservation on which she spent her first years, and the white suburban foster family with whom she was placed when her mother succumbs to schizophrenia, INSCRIBED on the title page by the author, "For ... Best Wishes..." Dust jacket praise from Sherman Alexie and Janet Fitch among others. 217 pp. ISBN: 978-0743292078.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55227
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