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  • BUILDING A BRIDGE. by Begaye, Lisa Shook; Libba Tracy, illustrator.
    Begaye, Lisa Shook; Libba Tracy, illustrator.
    BUILDING A BRIDGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Publishing, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - On the first day of kindergarten, both Juantia, a young Navajo girl and Anna, an Anglo girl are apprehensive about what school will bring, until, with the help of their teacher, they become friends as they build a beautiful bridge together using different colored blocks. Illustrated in full color by Libba Tracy. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-873585577.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards (crinkling to bottom edge of textblock) in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88252
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  • LIGHTNING INSIDE YOU and Other Native American Riddles. by Bierhorst, John, editor. Louise Brierley, illustrator
    Bierhorst, John, editor. Louise Brierley, illustrator
    LIGHTNING INSIDE YOU and Other Native American Riddles.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 140 Native American riddles translated from 20 different languages, edited and with an introduction by John Bierhorst. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Louise Brierley. Includes a list of who the riddlers are and sources. 106 pp. ISBN: 0-688095828.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86463
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  • WOLF MARK. by Bruchac, Joseph/
    Bruchac, Joseph/
    WOLF MARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lee & Low Books, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young adult novel by this prolific Native American writer - Publishers Weekly called it "a fun twist on werewolf stories mixed with some mad science and espionage. . . . Bruchac adeptly incorporates characters of various heritages: Luke is Native American; his best friend/crush, Meena, is Pakistani; and the Sunglass Mafia a group of students who are more than they seem are from eastern Russia. Luke also possesses a hefty amount of cultural and political awareness to go with his combat and espionage expertise, which serve him well." and Booklist commented "Drawing on Native American traditions Bruchac has written a genre-blending novel that combines horror, science fiction, and adventure into a satisfying whole." Author's note. 377 pp. ISBN: 978-1600606618.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86001
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  • SHUTTER. by Emerson, Ramona,
    Emerson, Ramona,
    SHUTTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2022) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Dine writer, set set in New MexicoÕs Navajo Nation, a book which is in "equal parts gripping crime thriller, supernatural horror, and poignant portrayal of coming of age on the reservation." Winner of the 2022 Lefty Award for best first novel, longlisted for the National Book Award, finalist for the Pen, Anthony and Edgar awards and much more. Tommy Orange described it as "utterly unputdownable, a haunting thriller, written with exquisite suspense." SIGNED on the title page. 293 pp. ISBN: 978-1641293334.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87746
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  • RED CLOUD'S FOLK: A History of the Oglala Sioux Indians. by Hyde, George E.
    Hyde, George E.
    RED CLOUD'S FOLK: A History of the Oglala Sioux Indians.

    Edition: Second Printing, revised.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1957) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in 1937, this was reissued in 1957 with additional notes and appendices. "The westward drive of the warlike Sioux Indians along a thousand miles of prairie and woodland, from the upper reaches of the Mississippi to the lower Powder River in Montana, is one of the epic migrations of history. . . and in the years of heavy conflict with the pioneer trains and the protective military, between 1865-1877, Red Cloud of the Oglalas stood out as one of the greatest of the Sioux leaders." Volume 15 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series. Frontispiece. Maps, bibliography, index. xi, 331 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some underlining and marginal notations in Chapter 14)

    Book ID: 85895
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  • LEWIS AND CLARK THROUGH INDIAN EYES. by Josephy, Alvin M. with Marc Jaffe, editors.
    Josephy, Alvin M. with Marc Jaffe, editors.
    LEWIS AND CLARK THROUGH INDIAN EYES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - Nine essays by the descendants of the Indians whose homelands were traversed by Lewis and Clark - among them newspaper editor Mark Trahant who writes of his childhood belief that he was descended from Clark and what his own research uncovers; award-winning essayist and fiction writer Debra Magpie Earling describes the tribal ways that helped her nineteenth-century Salish ancestors survive; Montana political figure Bill Yellowtail; Umatilla tribal leader Roberta Conner who compares Lewis and Clarks journal entries about her people with what was actually going on and more. The final essay is by N. Scott Momaday who calls this most difficult of journeys, a vision quest with the…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - Nine essays by the descendants of the Indians whose homelands were traversed by Lewis and Clark - among them newspaper editor Mark Trahant who writes of his childhood belief that he was descended from Clark and what his own research uncovers; award-winning essayist and fiction writer Debra Magpie Earling describes the tribal ways that helped her nineteenth-century Salish ancestors survive; Montana political figure Bill Yellowtail; Umatilla tribal leader Roberta Conner who compares Lewis and Clarks journal entries about her people with what was actually going on and more. The final essay is by N. Scott Momaday who calls this most difficult of journeys, a vision quest with the visions gained being of profound consequence. Double page map, photographs and other illustrations. xvii. 196 pp. ISBN: 1-400042674.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small nick to upper edge of front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 87662
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  • ONE GOOD STORY, THAT ONE: Stories. by King, Thomas.
    King, Thomas.
    ONE GOOD STORY, THAT ONE: Stories.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Toronto: HarperPerennial / Harper Collins, (1993). First edition - A collection of ten short stories by this award-winning author, born in California but resident of Canada for many years, and who identifies as being of Cherokee and Greek descent. These stories are "steeped in native oral tradition, led off by a sly creation tale, introducing the traditional native trickster coyote. Weaving the realities of native history and contemporary life through the story, King recounts a parodic version of the Garden of Eden story, slyly pulling our leg and our funnybone." Named in the University of Toronto Bookstore Review as one of the top100 Canadian books of all time. 145 pp. ISBN: 0-002240009.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps (prev owner's name).

    Book ID: 87045
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  • ACOMA: Pueblo in the Sky. by Minge, Ward Alan.
    Minge, Ward Alan.
    ACOMA: Pueblo in the Sky.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first comprehensive history of the Acoma of New Mexico, one which traces the social, economic, and political history of the tribe beginning with its initial exposure to the white man over 400 years ago and its assimilation and adaptation of Spanish, Mexican and US institutions. Illustrated with both full color and black and white photographs. Several appendices, bibliographical notes, index. Quarto, 180 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-826304028.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a good dust jacket (peeling at bottom of spine, remnants of spine label)

    Book ID: 86658
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  • LION SINGER. by Ross, Sylvia.
    Ross, Sylvia.
    LION SINGER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - A story for children about a young Chukchansi boy of Northern California who makes a mistake which results in his little sister being in danger. He finds his courage, and with the help of his cousins, saves his sister from a mountain lion. ISBN: 1-597140090.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85999
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  • DANCING COLORS: Paths of the Native American Women. by Thom, Laine, text. Introduction by C. J. Bradford.
    Thom, Laine, text. Introduction by C. J. Bradford.
    DANCING COLORS: Paths of the Native American Women.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1992). First edition - A beautifully illustrated book which "showcases the elaborate artistry of Native American women's clothing and explores the ritual custom, and skill inherent in its design. . In addition to the vivid full-color photographs, the book also includes a brief introduction, bibliography, and index, as well as legends myths, and stories focusing on the powers of Native American women." Slightly oversized oblong format. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-811801659.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self flaps. .

    Book ID: 85641
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  • MANIFEST MANNERS: Postindian Warriors of Survivance. by Vizenor, Gerald.
    Vizenor, Gerald.
    MANIFEST MANNERS: Postindian Warriors of Survivance.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Hanover: Wesleyan University Press / University Press of New England, (1994). SIGNED - A book which explores the myths of Native Americans that established false notions of 'Indianness.' by an author considered the foremost postmodern theorist of Native American literatures and cultures. "Combining postmodern and postcolonial cultural theories with the comic wisdom of the tribal trickster, Vizenor analyzes aspects of contemporary Native American culture. He eschews what he terms 'terminal creeds, ' that is, views of Native Americans that fix them in a certain cultural pose - usually established by anthropologists and romanticizers - and out of which they can never evolve without destroying their identity." (San Francisco Chronicle) SIGNED on the title page. Index. 191 pp. ISBN: 0-819562734.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 87043
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