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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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  • THE WIND IN A JAR. by Farella, John.
    Farella, John.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although this is a book about anthropology, and specifically about doing fieldwork among the Navajo, it is primarily a book of stories about some Navajo people, their families, and some of their experiences in the parched and difficult land in which they live. It is powerful book which is also a critique of modern anthropology, of contemporary American society and of Western thought. xv. 164 pp. ISBN: 0-826314074.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68765
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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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  • Hannum, Alberta (illustrated with color paintings by the Navaho boy artist, Little No-Shirt, Beatien Yazz)
    SPIN A SILVER DOLLAR: The Story of a Desert Trading-Post.

    Edition: 4th printing, just 5 months after the first .

    New York: Viking, 1946. dj. Hardcover - The story of a young Eastern couple's 4 years running a trading post on the Navaho reservation in Arizona, and the remarkable story of the shy young Navaho boy whose beautiful paintings illustrate this book. Includes 12 full-color, full-page pictures, and the striking dust jacket illustration is also based on a painting by Beatien Yazz. An early printing, just one year after the first. 173 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (bookplate, price-clipped, rubbing and edgewear to the dj, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 35474
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  • SKINWALKERS. by Hillerman, Tony
    Hillerman, Tony

    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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  • [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: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32325
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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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  • BLACKENING SONG. by Thurlo, Aimee and David.
    Thurlo, Aimee and David.

    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: Fine in a fine dustjacket. Rather uncommon in the hardcover first edition and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 74573
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