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Scarce Imprint on Indian Basket Weaving,
2003 American Indian Arts. Sept. 12-13
James, George Wharton. How to Make Indian and Other Baskets. Pasadena: privately printed by author, 1903. 8vo, cloth with gilt front and spine, 138 pp. plus appendices and ads. Illustrated with both drawings and photographs.

James was the epitome of the self-made American, being born of commoner family in Lincolnshire and emigrating to America in 1881. He suffered from health problems most of his early life, then discovered the health benefits of the Southwest. For 30 years he travelled, wrote and learned from his tribal friends. It has been said that the Native peoples of the Southwest had no more supportive and sympathetic friend than James.

Condition:  
Light shelf wear, free front endpaper has corner cut, else fine.
Est $100 - $150
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Plains Algonguian Stone Pipe,
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Sioux Catlinite Pipe,
Lot # 289 - Sioux Catlinite Pipe,
appears to be an early piece (19th century) with file marks still visible in places, nice old patina, heavy use, traditional "T" shape, and 8.85" long x 5" high. > Item Details
Tlingit Souvenir Basket,
Lot # 58 - Tlingit Souvenir Basket,
twined of spruce root has "Alaska" woven in green fiber and has two cream bands bordering top and bottom. Basket was probably originally a cup; remnants of handle remain on side, 3.5" high x 3.5" diameter. > Item Details
Eastern Woodlands Beaded Wool Cuffs,
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have a deer centered in a curvilinear, abstract plant motif on each. Beadwork is couched with thread; colors include white, gray, light green, greasy yellow, rose, red, light blue, blue, and clear translucent. An indigo floral calico backs each cuff that is bound in a now-faded purple cotton, heigh... > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 583 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
each with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of red, green, cobalt, medium blue, and marcasites on a white background. Design consists of large crosses over a "U" on the vamps; small triangles along the soles, length 10.5". > Item Details
Western Apache Olla,
Lot # 358 - Western Apache Olla,
late 19th early 20th centuries. A fine woven willow storage jar with devil’s claw designs consisting of 18 human figures, 9 dogs, and numerous diamonds rising vertically on the walls of the olla. Rim is wrapped with devil's claw; 11" high x 10" diameter. > Item Details
Sioux Miniature Beaded Hide Bag,
Lot # 275 - Sioux Miniature Beaded Hide Bag,
ca 1900. Is missing cloth top, sinew-sewn on hide, beaded in green, white, blue, greasy yellow, and red with white heart. Designed with triangular shapes tapering to a single tassel of beaded bands and hide fringe, (excluding fringe) length 6" x width 2". > Item Details
Catlinite Hatchet and Three Buffalo Horns,
Lot # 718 - Catlinite Hatchet and Three Buffalo Horns,
lot of 4. Includes a carved catlinite hatchet with engraved floral, cross and profiled head of a Native American wearing feathered bonnet, length 7". AND three very weathered buffalo horns. > Item Details
San Juan Wedding Vase,
Lot # 401 - San Juan Wedding Vase,
stone-polished. Painted gray leaves on handle and scallop design on body. Old tag near base from "The Wooden Indian"; 7.75" high x 6.5" diameter. > Item Details
Pima/Tohono O'odham, Apache, and Navajo  Baskets,
Lot # 80 - Pima/Tohono O'odham, Apache, and Navajo Baskets,
lot of 4. Includes two Pima/Tohono O'odham coiled yucca baskets with geometric devil's claw designs; one a shallow bowl, 8" diameter; PLUS a deep bowl, 5" high x 9.75" diameter; PLUS one Apache coiled shallow willow bowl with devil's claw designs of 5 figures separated by geometric designs radiating... > Item Details
Santee Dakota Beaded Moccasins,
Lot # 232 - Santee Dakota Beaded Moccasins,
with simple pointed cross on the vamps in colors of translucent rose, dark green, and white; tall cuffs are muslin, 8.5" long. > Item Details
Powell Survey Linguistic Volumes,
Lot # 52 - Powell Survey Linguistic Volumes,
lot of two both folio in brown cloth boards, includes Vols. VI & VII of U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, Editor J.W. Powell, G.P.O., Washington D.C., 1890. Tiles include The Cegiha Language by J.O. Dorsey; AND Dakota-English Dicyionary by S.R. Riggs > Item Details
Katsina Lithographs by Gaylord Torrence,
Lot # 444 - Katsina Lithographs by Gaylord Torrence,
lot of three. All dated 1978; 15" x 22.5" and in brushed aluminum frames; 18.4" x 25.75". Each pencil signed and titled, including "Kachina Mask;" "Zuni Kachina;" AND "Hopi Kachinas." > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Pipe Bag,
Lot # 493 - Sioux Beaded Hide Pipe Bag,
ca 1890. Greasy yellow, red with white heart, and green beads against a white ground. Rolled throat with beaded lane, sides decorated with three lanes, cross design. Main panel with crosses, teepees, and geometric devices. Quilled slats dyed in red, hide fringe on bottom. Quilled drops on throat wit... > Item Details
Mills' <i>Archeological Atlas of Ohio</i>,
Lot # 26 - Mills' Archeological Atlas of Ohio,
Mills, William C. Columbus: Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1914. Oversized horizontal folio in illustrated red cloth boards, 8 pp. of text and 88 numbered maps. Limited edition of 500. > Item Details
Braided Horsehair Hatband and Hair Ornament,
Lot # 305 - Braided Horsehair Hatband and Hair Ornament,
lot of 2. Includes a hatband of natural and dark horsehair with a loop ornament closure and tassels, 24" long; AND a hair ornament constructed of a bone pin covered with elaborate braiding from which hangs a braided a braided heart surrounding a clover. Three tassels complete this delightful hair o... > Item Details
Great Lakes Miniature Snow Shoes,
Lot # 225 - Great Lakes Miniature Snow Shoes,
with sinew and rawhide lacing in a wooden frame, toe ends rubbed with red pigment, 15" long. > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Bottle,
Lot # 314 - Sioux Beaded Bottle,
ca 1890-1900, consists of bands of primary colored beads wrapped around a muslin covered aqua glass bottle. Lower edge of bottle is decorated with long beaded fringe, 5.5" high. > Item Details
Photograph of Pueblo People by Ben Wittick,
Lot # 458 - Photograph of Pueblo People by Ben Wittick,
early silver print, unsigned or titled, studio group portrait of five Pueblo people, three men and two women; 7.5" x 9.5". > Item Details
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