Lot 19    

Birdstones of the North American Indians,
2003 American Indian Arts. Sept. 12-13
Townsend, Earl C., Jr. Indianapolis: privately printed, 1959. 4to, illustrated paperboards, 719 pp. With presentation inscription by the author to Dr. Kent D. Vickery. A monumental and exhaustive work on this subject with 297 photographic plates illustrating thousands of different birdstones.

Provenance:  
Ex Libris, Dr. Kent D. Vickery


Condition:  
Spine slightly discolored from sun, else VG+.
Est $800 - $1200
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J.D.  Mackin, Western Oil Painting,
Lot # 605 - J.D. Mackin, Western Oil Painting, "Snow Trapper",
oil on canvas. Beautifully painted Northern Plains winter scene with two Native Americans on horseback with packhorse, one is wearing a capote jacket and other in buckskin, mountains in background. Painting length 24" x width 18", mounted in original frame, length 29.75" x width 23.75". J.D. Macki... > Item Details
Santee Reservation Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 189 - Santee Reservation Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1890 - 1930, with thread-sewn beadwork in colors of iridescent purple, maroon, blue, and pink in a stylized floral motif on the vamps. Enlarged design continues around the cuff; artistic interest is created with a shamrock filled with salt and pepper beadwork, a rare example; 9.5" long. > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Buffalo Hide Blanket Strip,
Lot # 572 - Sioux Beaded Buffalo Hide Blanket Strip,
ca 1895, with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of green, red, and cobalt on a white ground in a motif of 4 medallions with crosses in the center of each and with the circles separated by long beaded sections filled with a vertical stripe outlined with open triangles. A well-done traditional strip, len... > 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
Iroquois Pillow Whimsy,
Lot # 171 - Iroquois Pillow Whimsy,
star-shaped, beaded in pearl opalescence with blue, green, red with white hearts, and yellow highlights. Central image of a bird carrying a laurel branch, two American flags behind him; 10" high x 10" wide. > Item Details
Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
Lot # 8 - Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
lot of 4. All Washington (DC): G.P.O., small 4to, in illustrated green cloth boards with gilt highlights. Includes the 8th Annual Report for the years 1886-87, publ. 1891, 298 pp. PLUS 23rd Annual Report for 1901-02, publ. 1904, 634pp. PLUS 29th Annual Report for 1908-09, publ. 1916, 636 pp. AND 30t... > Item Details
Sioux Stone War Club,
Lot # 543 - Sioux Stone War Club,
massive stone head with rawhide covered wood handle and dark horsehair tassel; 48" long including tassel, ca. late 19th century. Includes inked museum card with "No. 5 War Club. Handle Wound With Leather Dark Horse Tail At End. Dark Stone 6" Long Sioux. Pine Ridge Res. Chadron, Neb. Jan. 1911", ca... > Item Details
Photograph of Maria,
Lot # 342 - Photograph of Maria,
by B. Schroeter, 1953, 15.2" x 18.75" silver print mounted on larger cardstock, 20.25" x 25.25" with penciled border and MARIA and signature dated 53. > Item Details
Sioux Strike-a-Lite Pouch with Hand Wrought Fire Steel,
Lot # 564 - Sioux Strike-a-Lite Pouch with Hand Wrought Fire Steel,
has sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of red, cobalt, and medium green on a white background in a motif of diamonds, triangles, and open bars. Sides and top flap have a beaded stripe pattern in same colors; tin cones, stuffed with aniline dyed red feathers, trim the lower edge, height 4.75" high x widt... > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Men's Moccasins,
Lot # 578 - Sioux Beaded Hide Men's Moccasins,
ca 1900 have sinew-sewn(?) beadwork in colors of cobalt, green, and red on white background in bold geometric design of triangles and diamonds on the vamp and along the soles. Cuffs are bound in red wool and back of heel and front tabs have beaded tassels, length 11". > Item Details
Pima Basket Bowls,
Lot # 374 - Pima Basket Bowls,
lot of 2. Both are woven of willow and with devil's claw geometric designs. One has a four-pointed star in the center and the stepped lineal motif outlines the star. Rim is wrapped with a braid of devil's claw; 2.25" high x 11.75" diameter. Small basket tray has 6 simple diamond motifs; 5" diame... > Item Details
Northern Plains Girl's Beaded Canvas Yoke,
Lot # 486 - Northern Plains Girl's Beaded Canvas Yoke,
possibly Blackfeet. Charming motif of steep triangles resembling mountains against a blue sky. Triangles are cobalt, orange and greasy yellow against the blue ground. Yoke is bound in a dull green fabric and bordered with fringe; 7" high (w/o fringe) x 17" wide. > Item Details
Tohono O'odham Baskets PLUS,
Lot # 76 - Tohono O'odham Baskets PLUS,
lot of 4. Includes 3 made of coiled yucca with simple devil's claw geometric designs. The first has a lid and a tag stating: "Papago Indian Handicraft from Kitt Peak Arizona Made by Angelita Frank at Kige Mak.," 3.25" high x 8" diameter. PLUS a basket with lid, 5" high x 5.25" diameter. PLUS an Afr... > Item Details
Two Acoma Jars,
Lot # 95 - Two Acoma Jars,
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
Sioux Beaded
Lot # 517 - Sioux Beaded "Parade" Saddle Bags,
ca. 1920, brain-tanned leather, with white, red, and brass beads on blue ground decorated in designs of hearts and flowers with initials of "SE". Bags are not functional and have leather fringe and canvas lining. > Item Details
Red Mesa Outline Weaving,
Lot # 417 - Red Mesa Outline Weaving,
ca 1920, tightly handspun wool woven in natural browns, cream and dyed green, orange, and red with geometric border, original corner ties; 75" long x 42" wide. > Item Details
Crayon Portrait of Indian by A. Blake,
Lot # 737 - Crayon Portrait of Indian by A. Blake,
"Minnesota Indian," ca 1915. Study of an older Native American man with his chin resting on his right hand, signed lower right, 14" x 18". Matted and framed to 19" x 23". Interesting mat and title plaque. Mat is machine sewn tan muslin with Maltese crosses in corners. Title plaque of same material... > Item Details
Anasazi Ruins by Ben Wittick,
Lot # 460 - Anasazi Ruins by Ben Wittick,
lot of 2, both untitled albumen; 7.5" x 9.5", mounted on larger cardstock; 10" x 12", including one signed and titled in negative, and with blind stamp on cardstock mount, entitled "The Navajo Church 'Tseh-O-Ve' of the Navaho's old land mark near ????, N.M.," image showing a dismounted white man lea... > Item Details
Hopi Snake Dance by Ben Wittick,
Lot # 461 - Hopi Snake Dance by Ben Wittick,
lot 2, both albumen; 7.75" x 9.5", mounted on larger cardstock, 10" x 12", signed and titled in negative, including image entitled "Moqui Indian Village, Arizona" with inked inscription on rear, "Snake Dance of the Moqui's-Aug. 11th 89 Beginning of the Dance;" AND an image entitled "Ng-Nue-Si, Moqui... > Item Details
African Polychrome Carved Wood Mask,
Lot # 733 - African Polychrome Carved Wood Mask,
hand-carved from a single piece of softwood and polychrome painted in red and black on white ground. Four drilled holes at rear sides for mounting straps and open mouth for vision while wearing, height 23". Includes a custom-made mounting stand. > Item Details
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