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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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  • Bierhorst, John.
    A CRY FROM THE EARTH: Music of North American Indians.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Four Winds Press, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - Although written for older children (Four Winds Press is a division of Scholastic Books) this is a fascinating and interesting book for everyone, as the differences between Indian music and Western music is carefully explained - as well as the differences among different groups of Indians.. Includes many songs from different Native American groups as well as sources, suggestions for futher listening and reading, and an index. Illustrated with many photographs. Oblong format, 113 pages.

    Condition: Fine in a very good+ dustjacket (some tiny chips to the edges of the dj.)

    Book ID: 13013
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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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  • KINAALADA: A Study of the Navaho Girl's Puberty Ceremony. by Frisbie, Charlotte Johnson.
    Frisbie, Charlotte Johnson.
    KINAALADA: A Study of the Navaho Girl's Puberty Ceremony.

    Edition: First printing.

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first complete, detailed account of the Navaho girls' puberty ritual, one of the most commonly performed but least examined elements of the Blessing Way complex,. Includes the Navoho text and translations and sheet music of 75 of the songs sung at the ritual. Based on the author's own experiences, and published accounts and on notes by other students. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, charts. Appendices, bibliography, index. xiii, [ 437 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust+ jacket (some minor edgewear to the dj, chip at bottom of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 43067
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  • THE SUN HORSE: Native Visions of the New World. by Hausman, Gerald (collected and retold by)
    Hausman, Gerald (collected and retold by)
    THE SUN HORSE: Native Visions of the New World.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback

    Twin Lakes, WI: Lotus Light, (1992). First edition - These visions, from storytellers of many tribes - Pascagoula, Arawak, Iroquois, Arapaho and more - represent the cycle of life, or "materiality." Photographs and drawings in black and white. Square format. 137 pp. ISBN: 0-91495508X.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 55516
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  • SKINWALKERS. by Hillerman, Tony
    Hillerman, Tony
    SKINWALKERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper & Row, (1986.). First edition - Hillerman's eighth novel and the first mystery featuring both Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, as they investigate a murder with its roots in the dark world of Navajo witchcraft. Winner of the AnthonyAward for best mystery. 216 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (signs of having been read).

    Book ID: 59299
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  • THE TONY HILLERMAN COMPANION: A Comprehensive Guide to His Life and Work. by [Hillerman,Tony] Greenberg, Martin, editor.
    [Hillerman,Tony] Greenberg, Martin, editor.
    THE TONY HILLERMAN COMPANION: A Comprehensive Guide to His Life and Work.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first "authoritative guide to Hillerman's art and the world it portrays.' Contents include a chronology; a book by book guide to Hillerman's detective fiction by Jon L. Breen; an extensive interview with Hillerman by Breen, a chapter on the Navajo Nation by George Hardeen; a guide to Native American clans in his fiction and a concordance of his characters by Elizabeth Gaines and Diane Hammer; and selections of nonfiction & fiction. 375pp plus 8 pages of photographs from his family's own collection. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-060170344.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (name stamped and crossed out on half title page, upper corner of title page cropped).

    Book ID: 88638
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  • Schwarz, Maureen Trudelle.
    MOLDED IN THE IMAGE OF CHANGING WOMAN: Navajo Views on Human Body and Personhood.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1997. Hardcover first edition - A study of several areas of Navajo philosophy, including ideas surrounding conception and birth, how children become Navajo, puberty rites, and symbolic aspects of the body. Illustrated. Includes 3 poems by Wesley Thomas, Pauline Escudero Shafer, and Luci Tapahonso. Glossary, notes, bibliography, index. 299 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-16022.

    Condition: Fine in gold cloth, issued without a dustjacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 26447
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  • THUNDERBIRD: A Ben Pecos Mystery. by Slater, Susan.
    Slater, Susan.
    THUNDERBIRD: A Ben Pecos Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Intrigue Press, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third Ben Pecos mystery, set in New Mexico, involving the crash landing of a fighter stealth plane on the reservation and the disappearance of a young Navajo woman. SIGNED on the title page. 280 pp. ISBN: 1-890768413.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 86176
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  • BLACKENING SONG. by Thurlo, Aimee and David.
    Thurlo, Aimee and David.
    BLACKENING SONG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery novel introducing FBI agent, Ella Clah, who has returned to the reservation when her father is ritually murdered, and her brother, a tribal medicine man is the prime suspect. This series explores the conflicts between the traditional and modernist ways of life among the Navajo. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Walk in beauty." 380 pp. ISBN: 0-312-856520.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (appears unread, but binding is beginning to crack at title page - otherwise as new) . Rather uncommon in the hardcover first edition and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 74573
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