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In Indian Tents. Stories told by Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Micmac Indians to Abby L. Alger, Alger, Abby L
1 Alger, Abby L In Indian Tents. Stories told by Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Micmac Indians to Abby L. Alger
Boston Roberts Brothers 1897 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
First edition. Beige illustrated cloth. No jacket. 139 pp., plus ads in the rear. A collection of Native American folk tales and legends, gathered from the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Micmac tribes. This includes creation myths, the fight of the witches, the spirit of the woods, the northwest wind, the spirit of the air, etc. GOOD condition. Ex-library, with a spine label and a few stray markings, embossments in the interior. Uneven heavy darkening to the cover. Spotting, staining and soiling, ranging from moderate to heavy, present to the covers, especially the rear. Heavy darkening to the spine. Extremities bumped and scuffed. Text block solid, with moderate to heavy scattered foxing throughout. Minor soiling. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 Buck, William C Memorial of the American Indian Mission Association, Praying the Adoption of measures for promoting the permanent welfare of the various Indian Tribes. April 5, 1844. 28th Congress, 1st Session. Senate
No Place No Publisher no Pamphlet Good Ex-Library 
No publisher, place or date, presumed Washington, DC: 1844. Pamphlet. 3 pp. A short piece asking congress to allot permanently, territory for Native American Indian tribes, including for those relocated due to encroaching white settlers, and citing increased morale and health in those Native Americans in 'Indian Territory' west of Missouri, in contrast to those not relocated. GOOD condition, ex-library, with some stamping/marking on the first page. Lower extremities chipped, with a 3 by 1 inch portion torn away from the lower edge/blank section of the 2nd leaf. General toning to the paper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Indigena. News From Indian America. Winter 1975-76. Vol. 2 No. 1, Campbell, David et al
3 Campbell, David et al Indigena. News From Indian America. Winter 1975-76. Vol. 2 No. 1
Berkeley, CA Indigena, Publisher 1976 no Tabloid Good 
Side folding newspaper format. 24 pp. Black and white photos throughout. An issue of this newspaper devoted to topics and issues relating to various indigenous Native American Indian tribes and peoples in North and South America. This includes tribes in the United States and Canada, as well as news from Peru, Columbia and elsewhere. Of note in this issue are several articles on the Dene Indians in Canada; the transmission of the knowledge of medicine by Indians of the Amazon region in South America; a lengthy article on the trial of Dennis Banks (one of the founders of the American Indian Movement, and Native American activist) relating to the 1973 protest in Custer South Dakota; an article on the trial of Yvonne Wanrow; and songs/poetry by David Campbell. GOOD condition. Small area of staining to the upper front page. Moderate general browning. Horizontal fold crease. Minor edgewear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Colin G. Calloway One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark (History of the American West)
Lincoln University of Nebraska Press 2003 0803215304 / 9780803215306 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
631 pp. A few black and white photos present. A detailed and exhaustive account of Native American Indians from Appalachia to the Pacific, charting their history from their arrival thousands of years ago to the beginning of the 19th century, focusing on conflict and change, as well as the influence of hunting, the Spanish invasion and the planting of corn. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling, rubbing and edgewear to the jacket. Heavy fading along the bottom edge of the book. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Deloria Jr., Vine Custer Died For Your Sins. An Indian Manifesto
New York The Macmillan Company/Collier Macmillan 1969 no First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
Stated first printing. Yellow/beige cloth in unclipped jacket. London given as place on the title page, although dust jacket and copyright page give New York as location place for the publisher. 279 pages. The author's first book, depicting both the historical and modern struggle of Native Americans, as well as examining stereotypes and seeking the goal of sovereignty for Native Americans. GOOD+ jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Minor fading and rubbing to the jacket, with minor bumping, scuffing and creasing along the extremities. Light fading to the book, mostly along the spine and extremities, with light bumping to the book edges. Price/date stamp on the first endpaper. Text clean and solid. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Grant, Blanche C. Taos Indians
Taos, NM Santa Fe New Mexican Publishing Corporation 1925 no First Edition Wraps Good 
Stated first edition. Brown printed wraps. 127 pp. Black and white photo plates throughout. A history of the Native American Taos Indians, assembled from interviews with tribe members, previously written histories and other historical print sources. The author cites the reticence of the Taos themselves toward documenting their history, feeling that what was to have been printed would not be the truth, but Grant states in the foreword that something had to be done to documenting a mostly oral history. With black and white photos of various Native Americans and their village. GOOD condition. Faint owner's stamp on the front cover. Moderate creasing. Minor soiling and fading to the wraps. A few faint stains present. Wrappers rather chipped along the extremities, with some associated tears. Upper of the first endpaper cut away, with an ownership inscription beneath the cut portion. Owner's stamp on the inside front cover. List of titles, handwritten in ink, on the rear inside cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Message From the President of the United States () relative to the recent affray at the court-house in Going Snake, Indian Territory. 42d Congress, 2d Session. Ex. Doc. No. 70. Senate. Parts 1 and 2., Grant, Ulysses S. et al.
7 Grant, Ulysses S. et al. Message From the President of the United States () relative to the recent affray at the court-house in Going Snake, Indian Territory. 42d Congress, 2d Session. Ex. Doc. No. 70. Senate. Parts 1 and 2.
No Place No Publisher no Pamphlet Good 
No publisher or place. 1872. Presumed published by the US government in Washington, DC. Pamphlet, disbound from a larger work. 20, 10 pp. Two parts of this report chronicling a gunfight and minor uprising of Cherokee Indians in western Arkansas, surrounding the arrest and subsequent trial for murder, of Ezekiel Proctor. Proctor was a citizen of the Cherokee Nation by birth, and his arrest for murder of a Cherokee woman from a prominent Cherokee family. This is now known as the Goingsnake Massacre. Proctor had killed Polly Beck, due to her associations with a white man. The trial was held in Cherokee tribal courts, due to treaties with the US government. The US, afraid Proctor would be acquitted sent marshals to the trial to arrest Proctor. During the trial, US marshals attacked the schoolhouse where it was held, with seven marshals killed, among others. These reports contain various accounts of the attack and aftermath. GOOD+ condition. Minor toning and wrinkling to the paper. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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8 Greenwood, A.B.; Dole, W.P. Letter of the Secretary of the Interior, in Regard to the issuing of Patents for certain lands of the Stockbridge Indians and the valuation and sale of their reservation. 38th Congress, 1st Session. Senate. Mis. Doc. No. 15. May 12, 1864
No Place No Publisher no Pamphlet Good 
No publisher or place, presumed the Government Printing Office in Washington DC, in 1864. Four page pamphlet, disbound from a large volume. A short collection of letters regarding land sales conducted by the Stockbridge Indians of Wisconsin, considering treaty obligations and whether any sales were inappropriately conducted. This includes a transmittal of letters written in 1860 by Alfred B. Greenwood, then Commissioner of Indian Affairs. He resigned in 1861 when Arkansas resigned from the Union. GOOD+ condition. Minor browning, with a small stain at the lower front corner. Minor wrinkling along the spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Grinnell, George Bird The Fighting Cheyennes
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1915 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
First edition. Hard cover, rebound in blue library cloth. 431 pages including index. All maps present as called for. A classic work recounting the wars between the Cheyenne Indians and the US government in the mid to late 1800s, drawing on first hand accounts, where available, from both Native American and US government fighters. This includes the Battle of Wolf Creek, the Sand Creek Massacre, the Battle of the Washita, Fight at Adobe Walls, etc. Ex-library In FAIR/GOOD condition. Bound in blue library cloth, with library barcodes, pastedowns, call numbers and other marking present to the interior and exterior. Minor fading, soiling, staining and scuffing to the covers. Interior solid, with some chipping and loss to a few of the page edges. Several tape repairs present to the pages throughout, including along the fold of one map, with this map bearing a few small red x's. Minor scattered soiling. Reading/reference copy only. Howes G433. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Kowrach, Edward J. (Editor) Saga of the Coeur D'Alene Indians. An Account of Chief Joseph Seltice.
Fairfield, WA Ye Galleon Press 1999 no Hard Cover Good Good 
Stated second edition. Red hard cover in unclipped jacket. 372 pp. A history of the Coeur D'Alene Native American Indians of the Idaho region, written from a Native American perspective and covering from the mid 1700s to about 1900. This includes a look at Circling Raven and various tribal leaders, as well as their wars against Colonel Steptoe and Wright, tribal life, etc. GOOD condition. Minor toning to the jacket. Some bumping and curling along the extremities, with a few small chips. Minor fading and soiling to the book. Some remains of white paper from the interior of the jacket stuck to the book. Interior solid with minor toning. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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11 Loomis, Charles. Fiske, Turbese Lummis (editor) General Crook and the Apache Wars
Flagstaff, AZ Northland Press 1968 no First Edition Cloth Very Good Good Don Perceval 
Stated first edition. Mustard yellow cloth with a black cloth backstrip. In unclipped jacket. 147 pages. With illustrations by Don Perceval. A chronicle of the Apache Wars between the U.S. Army under Generals Crook and Miles and against the Apache Indians led by Nanay, Chihuahua and Geronimo, drawn from writings originally published in the Los Angeles Times. Providing a first hand account, Loomis often presented a view sympathetic toward the Native American plight, offering a mostly objective view of the military tactics of Geronimo. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Moderate to heavy browning to the jacket along the extremities and spine, with some spotting present along the spine. Very minor soiling and rubbing. Jacket extremities scuffed and bumped, with some creasing and a few small tears. Head of the spine frayed. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Moorehead, Warren K The American Indian in the United States. Period 1850-1914. The Present Condition of the American Indian; his Political History and other Topics. A Plea for Justice
Andover, MA The Andover Press 1914 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 
First edition. Olive green cloth with gilt bust of a Native American on the front cover. 440 pages including index. With black and white photos throughout, as well as a few sepia toned plates by Rodman Wanamaker. All present as called for. Two fold out maps also present. A survey of the Native American Indian in the United States, examining the changes in their culture and society as influenced by actions of the U.S. Government, as well as providing a history of notable tribes and Native Americans during the years 1850 to 1914. This includes the Sioux and the Messiah Craze, the death of Sitting Bull and the tragedy at Wounded Knee, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Apache, Pueblo and Papago Indians, the Navaho, Geronimo, the Indians of California, etc. Moorehead was a notable American archaeologist and served as a reporter during the 'Ghost Dance' on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation just prior to the Massacre at Wounded Knee. He advocated for justice and better treatment of the Native American by the US Government, appointed to a board of commissioners on the Bureau of Indian Affairs by Theodore Roosevelt. In GOOD+ condition. Minor general fading to the covers, with light scuffing and soiling. Small faded spot on the lower front cover near the spine, with a faint area of discoloration on the rear cover. Spine darkened. Some scuffing along the extremities. Interior solid, with several owner's notations on the first endpaper including 'Phoenix Indian Center Library' written at the top and crossed out in red ink. No other indication of library status. Interior hinges weakening. Text block solid with very minor scattered pencil notations/tick marks present. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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13 No Author Given Council Fire. A Resource Guide
Brantford, Ontario Woodland Cultural Centre 1989 no Soft Cover Good 
51 pp. With black and white photos throughout. A guide to an exhibition of eleven wampum belts that had been repatriated to the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy in 1988. Using this event, this work provides a history of the belts, their significance and meaning to both Iroquoian and Algonkian tribal systems. GOOD condition. Large abrasion/tape scuff present vertically down the center front cover, perhaps from the removal of a 2 inch wide strip of packing tape. Minor scuffing, fading and creasing. Very light soiling. Minor edgewear. Interior clean and solid. Previous owner's last name on the inside front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 No Author Given Fourth Annual Report of the Regents of the University on the Condition of the State Cabinet of Natural History and the Historical and Antiquarian Collection. Annexed thereto. Made to the Senate, January 14, 1851
Albany Charles Van Benthuysen, Printer 1851 no Pamphlet Good 
Pamphlet, lacking any wraps that may have been issued. 146 pp, with a few illustrations. A report detailing items in the state of New York's natural history, historical and antiquarian collection, listing and briefly describing new items added (including plants, animals, minerals, and fossils). Of note are sections detailing the history of 'The Cornplanter Tomahawk' describing in brief the life and significance of the Senaca Native American, Cornplanter, with a small illustration of the Tomahawk. Also included is a section by Franklin Hough describing ancient art in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties, accompanied by several illustrations depicting location and the nature of the art. GOOD condition, lacking any original wraps. Minor to moderate foxing to the piece, with the first and last page rather browned. Minor soiling. Paper a bit curled and creased along the fore edge and corners. Ownership inscription on the title page. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 No Author Given Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting A letter of the 16th instant from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, respecting the large sums annually expended for attorneys' fees by different Indian Tribes (....)
Washington DC No Publisher 1883 no Disbound Good 
Full title: . Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting A letter of the 16th instant from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, respecting the large sums annually expended for attorneys' fees by different Indian tribes, recommending the appointment of an officer for that purpose. Ex. Doc No. 71. 47th Congress, 2d Session. Senate. (Washington: 1883). Disbound pamphlet. Single sheet. 2 pp. A brief letter citing the 5 to 50 percent fees charged to Native Americans in their efforts to recover money owed to them by the US Government, requesting the appointment of an officer to oversee these efforts in an effort to protect Native American interests. GOOD condition with two 2 diagonal tears from the binding edge, slightly affecting text. Minor chipping and wear along the binding edge. Minor darkening. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 No Author Given Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting A communication from the Secretary of War in relation to the subject of invasion of Indian Territory, urging an amendment to section 2148 Revised Statutes of imprisonment for unlawful Entry
Washington DC No Publisher 1883 no Disbound Very Good 
Full title: Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting A communication from the Secretary of War in relation to the subject of invasion of Indian Territory, urging an amendment to section 2148 Revised Statutes of imprisonment for unlawful entry upon Indian lands. Ex. Doc No. 58. 47th Congress, 2d Session. Senate. (Washington: 1883). Disbound pamphlet. Single sheet. 2 pp. A brief letter making mention of a "Payne and his followers" who had been driven from Indian land twice during the previous year and who was planning another raid into the Oklahoma district, Indian Territory. VERY GOOD condition with minor chipping and tattering along the binding edge. Minor darkening. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 No author Given Primitive Agriculture of the Indians. Bulletin, 1928, No. 1. Department of the Interior Office of Indian Affairs
Chilocco, OK The Indian Print Shop Chilocco Indian Agricultural School, Publisher 1928 no Wraps Good 
Wraps. Eight pages, four being a bibliography. Excerpted from the Handbooks of American Indians Bulletin 30. A short piece discussing the agriculture of Native American Indians, refuting the notion that they were mostly nomadic by highlighting early first person accounts of their cultivation of corn, and to a lesser extent, other crops. GOOD condition. General toning to the wraps. Faint dampstaining along the extremities. Minor soiling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 No author given The Fourteenth Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the Indian Rights Association. For the year ending December 15, 1896. No. 32-Second Series-3000
Philadelphia Office of the Indian Rights Association, Publisher 1896 no Hard Cover Good Ex-Library 
Printed wraps mounted on card stock covers. 97 pp. A report discussing the opinions and actions of the Indian Rights Association, including discussion of two scandals in which congress sought to steal money from Native American tribes. Also present are accounts of visits to various tribes and reservations, including the Sac and Fox Indians in Iowa, the Sioux summer school, troubles at Bad River, needs of the Red Cliff Indians, etc. With usual business and financial information present. GOOD condition, slightly ex-library, with a bookplate present and number in pencil on the front cover. Rear cover dented, creased and torn, although intact. Tears are extensive and spanning the cover. Some darkening, uneven soiling and minor staining. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Piscataqua Evangelical Magazine. September and October, 1807. Vol. III. No. V, No author Given
19 No author Given The Piscataqua Evangelical Magazine. September and October, 1807. Vol. III. No. V
No Place No Publisher 1807 no Pamphlet Good Ex-Library 
No publisher, place or date. (Perhaps Amherst or Portsmouth, NH): 1807. Pamphlet, single stitched in the center left margin. Lacking any wraps that were issued. Pagination runs 161-196. A single issue of this magazine devoted primarily to religious items. This number features several letters from Gideon Blackburn to Dr. Morse regarding the origin and progress of a religious mission to the Cherokee Indians. Apparently begun in 1790, Blackburn describes his efforts to educate the Cherokees, with a slight condescending tone to their culture. Blackburn founded a ministry in Maryville Tennessee, establishing two schools for Cherokee boys in the early 1800s in that area (see Wikipedia). Also present is a sketch of the character of Samuel Moody, further extracts from the diary of Reverend Ivory Hovey, as well as a few theological/philosophical essays. The Piscataqua Evangelical Magazine ran for three volumes, providing a publication venue for New Hampshire and Maine ministers and religious figures. GOOD condition, ex-library, with scattered stamping and some handwritten library notations throughout. Heavy dampstain along the upper left portion and spine. Light offsetting, moderate uneven darkening and scattered soiling. Pages curled at the corners, with some creasing, and a few with tears at the upper corners. Sabin 63024. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20 Pagden, Anthony The Fall of Natural Man: The American Indian and the Origins of Comparative Ethnology
New York Cambridge University Press 1986 0521337046 / 9780521337045 Trade Paperback Good 
268 pages including index. An interpretation of the reception of the new world by the old, studying pre-Enlightenment methods used by Europeans to describe the American Indians and their society, as found in four groups of writers on Indian culture. GOOD+ condition with a large bookstore sticker on the rear cover with some crossing out (on the sticker) with a black marker. Marker smudge at the top front cover. Minor soiling and wear to the extremities. Used sticker on the spine. Remainder mark present. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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