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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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Bannock Beaded Watch Case,
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thread-sewn hide decorated in reds, blues, and white with pink border, abstract star or flower design in center, with hide tie closure, height 4.5" x 4" diameter. > Item Details
Beaded Belt,
Lot # 302 - Beaded Belt,
woven in black, yellow, and blue with four little stuffed leather bags at ends, approximately 61" long including bags. > Item Details
Santo Domingo Bowl,
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black and red on white, flat-bottomed bowl with deep walls, decorated with a simple repetitive geometric pattern; 3.75" high x 8.5" diameter. > Item Details
<i>Certain Mounds and Village Sites In Ohio</i>,
Lot # 27 - Certain Mounds and Village Sites In Ohio,
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Eastern Woodlands Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 188 - Eastern Woodlands Beaded Hide Moccasins,
have a sun motif in colors of yellow, brown, red, pink and blue with brass marcasites on red wool on vamps. Cuffs are bound in tan velvet and have two rows of castellated cut fringe along cuff. Moccasins are lined in canvas twill; 7" long. > Item Details
Two Puebloan Figurines,
Lot # 132 - Two Puebloan Figurines,
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Warren King Moorehead's <i>Etowah Papers</i>,
Lot # 22 - Warren King Moorehead's Etowah Papers,
Andover(MA): Dept. of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Yale Univ. Press, 1st edition, 1932. Small 4to in original green cloth boards, 178 pp with all plates and maps including fold out maps. A rare classic of American archaeology by one of America's foremost early archaeologists. > Item Details
Paiute Seed Basket,
Lot # 650 - Paiute Seed Basket,
has conical form and is woven of willow in twill pattern and decorated with simple bands of lighter colored fiber that add interest to the surface; basket has two cordage handles, 14.5" high. > Item Details
Micmac Embroidered Bark Card Box,
Lot # 693 - Micmac Embroidered Bark Card Box,
ca 1880, Victorian lidded calling card box has incredibly tiny floral polychrome quillwork, length 4" x width 2.75" x depth .75". > Item Details
Wooden Death Figure,
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carved from a single piece of hardwood, possible cherry, face with slit eyes, creased lips, and penciled mustache, 17" high x 4" wide. > Item Details
Two Acoma Jars,
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includes black on white jar with orange slipped bottom, geometric, possibly butterfly, design, signed "Acoma/ Evauo(?)"; 5.5" high x 7.5" diameter; AND a unique black on white vessel with intricate linear geometric design and corrugations on neck; 8.75" high x 7.5" diameter. > Item Details
Plains Children’s Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 230 - Plains Children’s Beaded Hide Moccasins,
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Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Cylinder,
Lot # 554 - Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Cylinder,
ca. 1890, is made of two pieces of sinew-sewn hide with thread-sewn muslin drawstring throat. Painted in red, blue, and yellow with striped rectangular design and thin black outline. Hide fringe around throat, side, and bottom, height 28.5" x width 10.5". > Item Details
Mills' <i>Archeological Atlas of Ohio</i>,
Lot # 25 - 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
Modoc Polychrome Bow,
Lot # 645 - Modoc Polychrome Bow,
hourglass-shaped hardwood with faded red and black geometric design on front, original sinew string, length 45.75" x width 2.75". > Item Details
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