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  • A MONUMENT TO TREASURE: A Journey through the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. by Bertram, Debbie and Susan Bloom.
    Bertram, Debbie and Susan Bloom.
    A MONUMENT TO TREASURE: A Journey through the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

    Edition: First edition.

    Desert Publications, nd (2005). Hardcover first edition - A boy and his grandfather travel through this Southern California monument (established in 2000) as he explains the traditions of his people, the Cahuilla Indians, who lived in these mountains as well as the geology and plants and creatures who live in the desert. Includes two fold-out pages depicting the life zones of the mountains. Beautifully illustrated in full color by Stuart Funk. Bibliography, large square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-977290808.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82839
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  • I HEARD THE OWL CALL MY NAME. by Craven, Margaret
    Craven, Margaret
    I HEARD THE OWL CALL MY NAME.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (c 1973.) dj. Hardcover - Her first novel, a book which became an instant classic - this is a story of a young minister, who does not know he has only a couple of years left to live, who is sent by his bishop to a remote parish in British Columbia among the Tsawataineuk Indians. 166 pp. ISBN: 0-385-025866.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (price clipped, tape repair to back cover of dj.).

    Book ID: 44030
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  • THE WRITINGS OF FRANCISCO GARCIA DIEGO Y MORENO, OBISPO DE AMBAS CALIFORNIAS. by Diego y Moreno, Francisco Garcia; Msgr. Francis J. Weber, editor,
    Diego y Moreno, Francisco Garcia; Msgr. Francis J. Weber, editor,
    THE WRITINGS OF FRANCISCO GARCIA DIEGO Y MORENO, OBISPO DE AMBAS CALIFORNIAS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated and edited by Msgr. Francis J. Weber, who also wrote the life of Fray Francisco Garcia Diego, which begins this book. The letters of Francisco Garcia Diego Y Moreno give a detailed history of California Mission life from 1820 to 1843 as it was transitioning from missionary to diocesan status. To cite just one letter in August of 1833 at Santa Clara, he is arguing against the practice of whipping the natives -"it strikes me that these wretched individuals, who are just as human as we are, are looked upon as belonging to some lower species. It horrifies me to behold these creatures, even elderly…

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    Los Angeles: The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated and edited by Msgr. Francis J. Weber, who also wrote the life of Fray Francisco Garcia Diego, which begins this book. The letters of Francisco Garcia Diego Y Moreno give a detailed history of California Mission life from 1820 to 1843 as it was transitioning from missionary to diocesan status. To cite just one letter in August of 1833 at Santa Clara, he is arguing against the practice of whipping the natives -"it strikes me that these wretched individuals, who are just as human as we are, are looked upon as belonging to some lower species. It horrifies me to behold these creatures, even elderly married men, stretched out on the ground with the greatest humility awaiting the defaming punishment." Although terms like 'wretched' and 'creatures' seem to undermine his argument, he did order that "not another lash of the whip is to be administered." Among the issues which he had to deal with was the proposed secularization of the missions. Frontispiece photograph. Glossary of proper names, notes. xiii, 192 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85475
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  • BULLET HEART. by Doane, Michael.
    Doane, Michael.
    BULLET HEART.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fifth novel, set on the Great plains where the construction of a golf course in 1972 unearths a forgotten frontier cemetery. While the remains of the white settlers are laid to rest, the skeleton of the lone Sioux girl found there is sent to a museum, igniting the 20 year long Bones War. SIGNED on the half title page. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-679425071.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (slight spine slant).

    Book ID: 64776
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  • WHITE SAVAGE: The Case Of John Dunn Hunter. by Drinnon, Richard.
    Drinnon, Richard.
    WHITE SAVAGE: The Case Of John Dunn Hunter.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Schocken, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An investigation into the controversy surrounding Hunter, a 19th century white man who claimed to have been raised in captivity by the Osage Indians and who fought to save the American Indians from genocide until he was murdered in 1827. His autobiography, published in 1823, was first acclaimed, and later denounced as a fraud, but the research behind this book uncovers a different story and returns Hunter to his rightful place in history. Map endpapers. 282 pp. with index and bibliographical essay. ISBN: 0-8052-34616.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56859
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  • THE HEARTLAND CHRONICLES. by Foley, Douglas.
    Foley, Douglas.
    THE HEARTLAND CHRONICLES.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1995). Hardcover first edition - From the foreword: This is a tale of Indians and whites living together in a small Iowa community. It is also about an anthropologist returning to his home town, and how he got inside Iowa's tiny but old Mesquaki Indian culture just at the moment that the tribe's civil rights struggle and its new casino changed all the old relationships, as these tribal people - with their noble traditions - came into modernity. A title in the Series in Contemporary Ethnography. References, index. ix, 228 pp. ISBN: 0-812233263.

    Condition: Fine in gray cloth (a new copy.) No dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 76765
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  • PEOPLE OF THE SEA (The First North Americans Series.) by Gear, Kathleen O'Neal and W. Michael Gear
    Gear, Kathleen O'Neal and W. Michael Gear
    PEOPLE OF THE SEA (The First North Americans Series.)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set along the Pacific Coast, in the land that will become California, the fifth in the highly praised series by this couple who are professional archeologists. Maps and interior art by Elissa Mitchell, jacket art by Royo. Selected bibliography. 425 pp. ISBN: 0-312-931220.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37187
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  • Gear, Kathleen O'Neal and W. Michael Gear
    PEOPLE OF THE EARTH (The First North Americans Series.)

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.). Historical novel by two writers who are also professional archeologists. Maps and interior art by Elissa Mitchell, cover by Royo. 587 pp. ISBN: 0-812-507428.

    Condition: Very good (tight copy, light creasing to spine.)

    Book ID: 40258
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  • PEOPLE OF THE WEEPING EYE [A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past] by Gear, Kathleen O'Neal and W. Michael Gear
    Gear, Kathleen O'Neal and W. Michael Gear
    PEOPLE OF THE WEEPING EYE [A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past]

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An epic novel set against the might of the Mississippi chieftains, Fifteenth in the highly praised series by this couple who are professional archeologists. Maps and interior art by Elissa Mitchell, jacket art by Royo. Selected bibliography. 432 pp. ISBN: 978-0765314383.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages, hint of spine slant).

    Book ID: 63648
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  • PEOPLE OF THE RIVER [The First North Americans Series.] by Gear, Kathleen O'Neal and W. Michael Gear
    Gear, Kathleen O'Neal and W. Michael Gear
    PEOPLE OF THE RIVER [The First North Americans Series.]

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.) dj. Hardcover - A novel of prehistoric America set in the Mississippi Valley among the trading people now known as the Mound Builders. Fourth in the highly praised series by this couple who are professional archeologists. Maps and interior art by Elissa Mitchell, jacket art by Royo. Selected bibliography. 400 pp. ISBN: 0-312-852355.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (some edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 52852
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  • PEOPLE OF THE RIVER [The First North Americans Series.] by Gear, Kathleen O'Neal and W. Michael Gear
    Gear, Kathleen O'Neal and W. Michael Gear
    PEOPLE OF THE RIVER [The First North Americans Series.]

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of prehistoric America set in the Mississippi Valley among the trading people now known as the Mound Builders. Fourth in the highly praised series by this couple who are professional archeologists. Selected bibliography. 400 pp. ISBN: 0-312-852355.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53110
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  • RETURNING TO EARTH. by Harrison, Jim.
    Harrison, Jim.
    RETURNING TO EARTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A 'tender, profound and magnificent novel about life, death and finding redemption in sometimes unlikely places.' At the center of this story is Donald, a middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man, who is slowly dying of Lou Gehrigs Disease, and begins dictating family stories he has never before shared with anyone, hoping to pass on this history to his children. INSCRIBED by Harrison on the title page in . 280 pp. Flyer from signing event laid in. ISBN: 0-802118380.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (an unread copy, a few tiny specks to dj.)

    Book ID: 81350
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  • FORTY-SEVENTH STAR: New Mexico's Struggle for Statehood. by Holtby, David V.
    Holtby, David V.
    FORTY-SEVENTH STAR: New Mexico's Struggle for Statehood.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (2012). First edition - A definitive and readable look at why it took more than 60 years (from 1848 to 1912) for New Mexico to finally become a state. Photographs, map, extensive notes, bibliography, index. xix, 362 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59273
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  • Horgan, Paul.
    THE HEROIC TRIAD: Essays in the Social Energies of Three Southwestern Cultures.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Heinemann, (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A return to the area of Horgan's Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize winning work "The Great River" - the Rio Grande - and the peoples who lived near it: Hispanic, Indian, and Anglo. Bibliography, index. Map endpapers. xii, 256 pp. ISBN: 0-434-478202.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35128
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  • Ishmole, Jack.
    WALK IN THE SKY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel - a coming of age story inspired by the "modern Mohawk warriors who battle time and space to give New York City her skyscrapers and bridges." Winner of the Edith Busby Award (a Dodd, Mead librarian and teacher prize competition). Wraparound dustjacket painting by Richard Lebenson. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-396-065120.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (embossed seal of prev owner.)

    Book ID: 36626
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  • Jackson, Helen Hunt.
    RAMONA: A Story.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York & Boston: Books, Inc. (1944.) j. Hardcover - Classic novel of a half-Indian girl in southern California, a story of injustice and sorrow - and a book with enduring appeal. In the 50 years after it was writen, it had gone through 141 printings and was the basis of three movies, one play, etc. A "World's Popular Classics" edition. 368 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering (prev owner's name whited over) no dust jacket

    Book ID: 55955
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  • SWIMMING MAN BURNING: A Rip-roaring Novel of the American West. by Kilpatrick, Terrence (1920-2005)
    Kilpatrick, Terrence (1920-2005)
    SWIMMING MAN BURNING: A Rip-roaring Novel of the American West.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the 1977-78 Spur Award for best historical novel, this is a "fast-paced, darkly comic tale of the Old West. Clay Benton, a trapper and trader, is cornered in a deadly Indian ambush and spared by his attackers only to be forced to undertake a most improbable mission. He must guide four Indian warriors - chosen from the most powerful plains tribes - to Washington, D. C., where they will attempt to locate the secret of the white man's power from President Ulysses S. Grant. The four braves - Manuel Choke Breath, Noisy Walking, Little Rabbit, and Gray Owl - prepare themselves for a long, hard battle. .…

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    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the 1977-78 Spur Award for best historical novel, this is a "fast-paced, darkly comic tale of the Old West. Clay Benton, a trapper and trader, is cornered in a deadly Indian ambush and spared by his attackers only to be forced to undertake a most improbable mission. He must guide four Indian warriors - chosen from the most powerful plains tribes - to Washington, D. C., where they will attempt to locate the secret of the white man's power from President Ulysses S. Grant. The four braves - Manuel Choke Breath, Noisy Walking, Little Rabbit, and Gray Owl - prepare themselves for a long, hard battle. . . an uninhibited, off-beat, and heart-breaking novel full of unforgettable characters, humor, and rich ironic action." Publishers Weekly noted "There is wild poetry to Kilpatricks writing, rooted in the facts of history and still deeper in the lore and plight of the Indian, that makes Swimming Man Burning more than just another Wild West adventure story." Warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and SIGNED "Terry" and scarce thus. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-385126107.

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    Condition: Very good overall - some wear to the covers, contents tight and clean, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 89506
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  • THE STARS WEEP. by Lelong, Bernard and Jean-Luc Javal.
    Lelong, Bernard and Jean-Luc Javal.
    THE STARS WEEP.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hutchinson, (1956) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a trip undertaken by two young French ethnologists to trace the remote Indian villages in Bolivia and Peru, including around Lake Titicaca and near Machu Pichu, communities which had been respected by the Incas and not conquered by the Spanish conquistadores. This account is focused more on the people they encountered than on the scientific aspects of the trip, on the sexual and religious customs, on the rites of witchcraft, marriage and death. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. Illustrated with 36 black and white photographs and 3 drawings. Index. 198 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 80418
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  • Lyon, Thomas J. Rick Bass, Gary Williams and others, contributors.
    WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, May 1997. Volume XXXII (32), Number 1.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Logan, Utah: The Western Literature Association and Utah State University, 1997. First edition - The quarterly journal of the Western Literature Associaton. Special issue with a sampler from the forthcoming book 'Updating the Literary West' - includes articles on American Indian autobiography, Raymond Carver, James Welch and Ella Leffland. Essay review by Rick Bass and other book reviews, bibliographies and notes, advertisements. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Fine in tan printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 32246
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  • PAINTED TURTLE: Woman with Guitar. by Major, Clarence.
    Major, Clarence.
    PAINTED TURTLE: Woman with Guitar.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - His second novel about Painted Turtle, a Zuni folk singer, who first appeared in 'My Amputations.' 159 pp. ISBN: 1557130028.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a fine and unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58112
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  • CONQUERING HORSE. by Manfred, Frederick aka Feike Feikema (1912 - 1994.)
    Manfred, Frederick aka Feike Feikema (1912 - 1994.)
    CONQUERING HORSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McDowell, Obolensky, (1959) dj. Hardcover first edition - His eleventh book, a novel set in "Siouxland," the story of a young Sioux who wins his manhood and the right to lead his trible. As a "maverick" writer Manfred was always an outsider in terms of the literary establishment, although some of his books were best-sellers and his novel 'Lord Grizzly' was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1954. Glossary. 355 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name stamped on front endpaper, some overall edgewear and chipping to the dj) Uncommon in the hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 80394
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  • Mark, Joan.
    A STRANGER IN HER NATIVE LAND: Alice Fletcher and the American Indians.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1988. First edition - The story of the foremost woman anthropologist in the US in the 19th century. 428 pgs including notes, bibliography and index.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (rem line.)

    Book ID: 12992
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  • RAVEN-WHO-SETS-THINGS-RIGHT: Indian Tales of the Northwest Coast, by Martin, Fran, retold by.
    Martin, Fran, retold by.
    RAVEN-WHO-SETS-THINGS-RIGHT: Indian Tales of the Northwest Coast,

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1975) dj. Hardcover - Illustrated with line drawings by Dorothy McEntee. A revised edition of the 1951 title 'Nine Tales of Raven'. 90 pp. ISBN: 06-0240725.

    Condition: Ex-library in illustrated boards and with only a few markings, overall tight and clean in a very good unmarked dj.

    Book ID: 89102
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  • FOREVER FRONTIER: The Gila Cliff Dwellings. by McFarland, Elizabeth.
    McFarland, Elizabeth.
    FOREVER FRONTIER: The Gila Cliff Dwellings.

    Edition: Fourth printing, a slim trade paperback.

    Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico, 1967 (1991). A study of the Gila Cliff Dwellings in the Mogollons in New Mexico and of the civilization that resided there. Photographs, bibliography and Index, 62 pp. ISBN: 0-961535903.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 59905
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  • THE SURVIVAL OF THE BARK CANOE. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    THE SURVIVAL OF THE BARK CANOE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1975) dj. Hardcover - McPhee's twelth book. "In Greenville, New Hampshire, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. [This book] is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology. . . As McPhee describes the expedition he made with Vaillancourt, he also traces the evolution of the bark canoe, from its beginnings through the development of the huge canoes used by the fur traders of the Canadian North Woods, where the bark canoe played the key role in opening up the wilderness. He discusses as well the…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1975) dj. Hardcover - McPhee's twelth book. "In Greenville, New Hampshire, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. [This book] is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology. . . As McPhee describes the expedition he made with Vaillancourt, he also traces the evolution of the bark canoe, from its beginnings through the development of the huge canoes used by the fur traders of the Canadian North Woods, where the bark canoe played the key role in opening up the wilderness. He discusses as well the differing types of bark canoes, whose construction varied from tribe to tribe." INSCRIBED by McPhee on the page facing the title page. 114 pp plus a 32 pp Portfolio of the Sketches and Models of Edwin Tappan Adney (1868-1950). ISBN: 0-374272077.

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    Condition: Nea fine in brown cloth with gold lettering on the spine (a bit of rubbing to the spine) in a very good dust jacket with toning to the spine, back cover, one very small chip on upper edge of back cover.

    Book ID: 77904
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  • THE SERPENT SLAYERS: A Southwestern Supernatural Thriller (A Novel in the Shaman Cycle) by Niswander, Adam.
    Niswander, Adam.
    THE SERPENT SLAYERS: A Southwestern Supernatural Thriller (A Novel in the Shaman Cycle)

    Edition: First trade edition.

    Phoenix Arizona: Integra Press, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An earthquake and mutated rattlesnakes have hit Northern Arizona - the second novel in the Shaman cycle. Cover art by Armand Cabrera. Praise from Diana Galbadon and Poul Anderson, among others. INSCRIBED on the half title page "For -- Careful! There's lots of slithering and shivering in here!" 308 pp. ISBN: 0-962614823.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (2 short closed tears to bottom edge of rear cover of dj, dj is now in an archival protector)

    Book ID: 67451
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  • RACIAL PREJUDICE. by Pascoe, Elaine.
    Pascoe, Elaine.
    RACIAL PREJUDICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Franklin Watts, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - An examination of the vicious racial stereotypes which have affected tge treatment of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans from colonial times to the present. It analyzes the economic inequalities that continue to affect these minorities - hurting both them and the US as a whole - even after some of the most blatant discriminatory became a thing of the past. A title in the Issues in American History series. Photographs, suggestions for further reading, index. 118 pp. ISBN: 0-53110057X.

    Condition: Ex-library in a sturdy library binding, with the usual markings and a few penciled notations in the margins, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket (spine label)

    Book ID: 79064
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  • THE KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN. by Prowell, Sandra West.
    Prowell, Sandra West.
    THE KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second Phoebe Siegel mystery. SIGNED by the author. Set in Montana's Big Sky country - takes us deep into the world of the Crow Indians. ISBN: 0-8027-31848.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (upper corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 52330
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  • Prowell, Sandra West.
    THE KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Walker, 1994. dj. Hardcover - Second Phoebe Siegel mystery - set in Montana's Big Sky country - takes us deep into the world of the Crow Indians. One of the best of the new mystery writers. ISBN: 0-8027-31848.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 24156
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  • Prowell, Sandra West.
    THE KILLING OF MONDAY BROWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second Phoebe Siegel mystery SIGNED by the author and dated in the year of publication. Set in Montana's Big Sky country - takes us deep into the world of the Crow Indians. One of the best of the new mystery writers. ISBN: 0-8027-31848.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 12451
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