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Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports
- 20th, 1898-1899. Aboriginal Pottery of the Eastern United States W.H. Holmes. Loose signature, binding going. Cloth, Good. $50
- 28th (extract), 1913. Casa Grande, Arizona Jesse W. Fewkes. Extract, pp. 33-179 of 28th Annual Report, 78 plates, 54 figures. Loose signature, stained front cover. Cloth, Good+. $75
- 35th, part 2, 1913-1914. Ethnology of the Kwakiutl. Franz Boas. Cloth, Very Good. $50
Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletins
- Bulletin 35. 1907. Antiquities of the Upper Gila and Salt River Valleys in Arizona and, New Mexico. Walter Hough. Paper, some pages uncut, ex-library, Good. $25
- Bulletin 54. 1913. The Physiography of the Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico, in Relation to Pueblo Culture. Edgar Lee Hewett, Junius Henderson, Wilfred William Robbins. Cloth, Fine, ex-library. $20
- another copy ... Paper, ex-library, Fine. $20
- Bulletin 57. 1915. An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs. Sylvanus Griswold Morley. Cloth, Good, ex-library. $35
- another copy ... Cloth, ex-library, Good. $15
- Bulletin 92. 1929. Shabik'eshchee Village: A Late Basketmaker Site in the Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Frank H.H. Roberts, Jr. Cloth, Fair, ex-library, water damage front cover. $20
- Bulletin 96. 1930. Early Pueblo Ruins in the Piedra District, Southwestern Colorado. Frank H.H. Roberts, Jr. Paper, Very Good, ex-library. $25
- another copy ... Good, ex-library. $20
- Bulletin 121. 1939. Archaeological Remains in the Whitewater District Eastern Arizona, Part 1: House Types. Frank H.H. Roberts, Jr. Paper, Very Good. $25
- Bulletin 198. 1967. River Basin Surveys Papers No. 39, An Interpretation of Mandan Culture History. W. Raymond Wood. Cloth, Very Good. $25
North & South American Indian Mythology, Ethnology, & Archaeology
- Alexander Gallery and Morningstar Gallery. American Pictographic Images 1988, Alexander Gallery and Morningstar Gallery, New York. First edition, unpaginated, gilt marbled boards, oblong 4to, 86 color plates. Good. $45
- Beckham, Stephen Dow, Rick Minor, and Kathryn Anne Toepel. Prehistory and History of BLM Lands in West-Central Oregon: A Cultural Resource Overview 1981, University of Oregon Anthropological Papers No. 25, prepared by Heritage Research Associates, 350 pp. As New. $20
- de Civrieux, Marc. Watunna: An Orinoco Creation Cycle. edited and translated by David M. Guss, 1980, North Point Press, paper (acid free), 195 pp., OP. Fine. $7
- Farrer, Claire. Living Life's Circle: Mescalero Apache Cosmovision. 1991, University of New Mexico Press, cloth w/ d/j, 274 pp., in-print. New. $25
- Grove, David. Chalcatzingo: Excavations on the Olmec Frontier. 1984, Thames and Hudson, Ltd, cloth w/ d/j, 184 pp., 15 color plates, 82 b/w plates, 44 figures, OP. New. $15
- Hultkrantz, Ake. The Religions of the American Indians. 1980 (originally published 1967), translated by Monica Setterwall, University of California Press, paper, 335 pp., in-print. New. $22
Chapters include 1) The Supernatural, 2) The Concept of the High God, 3) The World Picture and the Deities of Cosmogenic Myths, 4) Gods and Spirits of Nature, 5) Totemism and Belief in Guardian Spirits,
6) Medicine Men and Shamans, 7) The Great Tribal Ceremonies, 8) Cult Organizations, 9) The Soul and Life Hereafter, 10) Historical Patterns of Development and Modern Forms of Religion,
11) The History of Culture and Religion in Nuclear America, 12) The Religion of the Inca Indians, 13) Maya Religion, 14) The Religion of the Aztecs.
- Kiva, Vol.53 No.4. Fine. $4
- Kiva, Vol.37 No.1. Fine. $4
- Knack, Martha C., and Omer C. Stewart. As Long as the River Shall Run: An Ethnohistory of Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. 1984, University of California Press, cloth, d/j, OP. As New. $15
- Lancaster, James A., Joan M. Pinkley, Philip Van Cleave, Don Watson. Archaeological Excavations in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, 1950 1954, Archaeological Research Series No. 2, USDI, NPS, paper. Good. $35
- Lange, Frederick, & Diana Leonard, editors. Among Ancient Ruins: The Legacy of Earl H. Morris. 1985, Johnson Books, paper, 94 pp., New. $5
- LeBlanc, Steven A. Prehistoric Warfare in the American Southwest. 1999, University of Utah Press, cloth, dj, 400 pp., New. $35
- Levine, Frances and Charles M. Mobley. Archaeological Resources at Los Esteros Lake, New Mexico 1976, Southern Methodist University Contributions in Anthropology No. 17, 127 pp.. As New. $20
- Marriott, Alice. Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso. 1948, 2nd printing, University of Oklahoma Press, cloth, no d/j, ex-library, Good. $12.50
- Merriam, Alan P. Ethnomusicology of the Flathead Indians. 1967, Viking Fund Publications in Anthropology Number Forty-Four, stiff wraps, 403 pp., Fine. $20
- Mobley, Charles M. Archaeological Research and Management at Los Esteros Reservoir, New Mexico 1978, Southern Methodist University, Archaeology Research Program, Research Report 107. 337 pp.. (With contributions by John Applegarth, Mark Grady, Herb Haas, Frances Levine, A.L. Metcalf, Charles M. Mobley, Chester Shaw, and A.H. Warren). Fine (cover wear). $25
- Mooney, James. The Ghost Dance. 1996, JG Press, cloth w/ dj, 498 pp., New. $20
From the flyleaf: "In the latter part of the 19th-century, a messianic movement known as "The Ghost Dance" arose among Native Americans of the West and the Plains. This movement expressed a desire for a return to a way of life free of the hunger, desease, and dissension caused by white subjugation -- and was met by a violent reaction, resulting in a tragic massacre of hundreds of Sioux at Wounded Knee in 1890.
First published a century ago, this remarkable book is James Mooney's first-hand account of the background, development, and practice of the Ghost Dance. Working for the Bureau of American Ethnology, he spent two years on visits to 20 tribes that were influenced by this powerful movement.
The author, traveling with a camera, actually participated in The Ghost Dance among the Arapaho and Cheyenne, and here recreates, in vivid descriptions and photographs, the trance-like state induced by the ceremony among its participants.
Readers will find a wealth of material on the history of relations between Indians and whites that places The Ghost Dance in its proper context. Included is information on spiritual revivals and the role of prophets in Indian culture, especially that of Wovoka, whose teachings were instrumental in spreading The Ghost Dance widely.
Here too are detailed accounts of the doctrines, ceremonies, and songs of The Ghost Dance among many different tribes, together with striking comparisons to Christian and Muslim spiritual practices."
- Morss, Noel. Archaeological Explorations on the Middle Chinlee 1927. Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Number 34. Original brown wraps, 41 pages, 10 photo plates, 8 figures including a fold-out map. Good. (Library label of linen tape with ink lettering at bottom left front cover. Four pages suffer from tears & rips to fore edge due to careless hand opening of the uncut pages. All remaining pages properly cut without damage. But for the four damaged pages, this volume would be in Fine condition.) $40
- Muench, David and Donald G. Pike. Anasazi: Ancient People of the Rock. 1974, First Edition, American West Publishing Company, cloth w/ dj, 191 pp., Very Good. $30
- Nelson-Atkins Museum. Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art. 1977, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Art, paper, 252 pp., corner bumps and spine torn, otherwise Very Good. $20
- Noble, David Grant Ancient Ruins of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide. 1996, Fourth printing, revised and expanded, Northland Publishing, paper, 218 pp., New, $15
From the book: "Guarded by cliff, river, and desert, the more than sixty sites discussed in this revised and expanded
edition of Ancient Ruins include the well-known -- Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chelley -- the remote -- Grand Gulch,
Kinishba Ruins -- and the newly discovered -- Casa Malpais, Chimney Rock Pueblo.
In addition to descriptions of each site, the author provides time-saving tips for the traveler,
citing major highways, nearby towns and the facilities they offer, campgrounds, and other helpful information.
General location maps assist the reader in planning his or her exploration."
- Orr, Dr. R.B. Thirty-Third Annual 1921-1922 1922, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Toronto, wrappers, 134 pp. Signatures a little loose. Fine. $20
Papers include:"Algonquin Subtribes and Clans of Ontario", The Masks or False Faces of Our Ontario Indians", "Red Paint Burial in Ontario", "Parent Lands of Our Algonquins and Hurons", "Method in Archaeology", "Burial Ceremonies of the Hurons", "Art of the Canadian Indians", "Ojibwa Myths and Tales (Sixth paper)", "How the Beaver Indians Regained Summer", "new Accessions to Museum", "New Material".
- Orr, Dr. R.B. Thirty-Fifth Annual 1924-1925 1927, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Toronto, wrappers, 126 pp. Very Fine. $20
Papers include: "The Religion of Our Pre-Columbian Indians", "Certain Beliefs of the Bella Coola Indians Concerning Animals", "The Technique of Certain Aboriginal Cords", "Michipicoten", "Ojibwa Myths and Tales (Seventh paper)", "Bran'ts Rifle", "New Accessions to Museum", "Selections", "New Material".
- Patterson, Alex Hopi Pottery Symbols. 1994, Johnson Books, paper, 8 color plates, numerous b/w sketches, 272 pp., bibliography, index, in-print, New. $18
The edited manuscript of Alexander M. Stephen titles Pottery of Tusayan: Catalogue of the Keam Collection. An very important late 19th-century manuscript describing Hopi pottery decorative symbolism.
- Qoyawayma, Polingaysi No Turning Back. 1964, 1st edition, University of New Mexico Press, cloth, d/j, ex-library, Fine. $15
- Sampson, C. Garth. Nightfire Island: Later Holocene Lakemarsh Adaptation on the Western Edge of the Great Basin 1985, University of Oregon Anthropological Papers No. 33, 553 pp.. (With contributions by C. Melvin Aikens, James A. Bennyhoff, Ruth L. Greenspan, Richard E. Hughes, and Joanne M. Mack.) As New. $50
- Stephen, Michael Fabian. Space-time of the Borroro of Brazil. 1992, University Press of Florida, cloth w/ d/j, 253 pp., OP. As New. $10
- Strong, Emory. Wakemap Mound: A Stratified Site on the Columbia River A recent and faithful reprint (nd) of the 1959 edition, Oregon Archaeological Society Publication Number 1, wraps, saddle stitch, 41 pp., New. $10
- Verril, A. Hyatt Old Civilizations of the New World. 1929, First Edition, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, cloth, no dj, 393 pp., Very Fine. $25
- Voget, Fred W. and Robert L. Stephenson. For the Chief: Essays in Honor of Luther S. Cressman 1972, University of Oregon Anthropological Papers No. 4, 172 pp., (nine papers by students of Cressman). As New. $15
- Wormington, H.M. Prehistoric Indians of the Southwest. Ninth printing, 1969, The Denver Museum of Natural History, paper, red ink underlining throughout, Good. $8
- Xantu, John Letters from North America. 1975, Wayne State University Press, cloth w/ dj, 198 pp., Fine. $10
- Young, Philip, James Howe, editors. Ritual and Symbol in Native Central America. 1976, University of Oregon Anthropological Papers No. 9, paper, 141 pp., OP. As New. $15
Seven papers on the Cuna, western Guaymi, Rama and Quiche Maya-Black Carib peoples of Central America.
Easter Island & the Pacific Region
- Drake, Alan. Easter Island: The Ceremonial Center of Orongo. 1992, Cloud Mountain Press, paper, 100 pp., New. $12
- Englert, Father Sebastian The Island at the Center of the World: New Light on Easter Island. 1970, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, cloth, dj, 191 pp., op, Very Fine. $20
- Liller, William. The Ancient Solar Observatories of Rapanui: The Archaeoastronomy of Easter Island. 1993, Cloud Mountain Press, paper, 61 pp., New. $15
- Metraux, Alfred Easter Island. 1978, Ferni, Geneva, cloth, no dj, 324 pp., Very Fine. $13
- Wolff, Werner. Island of Death: A New Key to Easter Island's Culture Through an Ethno-psychological Study. 1948, J.J. Augustin, NY, cloth, no dj, 227 pp., 20 b/w plates, foxing to plates, Good. $40
- Altizer, Thomas J.J. Mircea Eliade and the Dialectic of the Sacred. 1963, The Westminster Press, cloth no dj, 219 pp., op, Good. $7.50
- Eliade, Mircea. Cosmos and History: The Myth of the Eternal Return. 1959, Harper Torchbooks, paper, 176 pp., Good. $6
- Frazer, Sir James. The New Golden Bough. Abridged. Mentor Books, 1st printing, August 1964, paper, 832 pp., Good. $3
- Jung, Carl G. Mandala Symbolism. 1973, 3rd printing, Bollingen Series, Princeton University Press, paper, 121 pp., As New. $9
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Last update: 08 May 2006