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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Nez Perce Beaded Boy's Cuffs,
Lot # 622 - Nez Perce Beaded Boy's Cuffs,
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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
Crayon Drawing of a Buffalo and an Elk by Sam Lone Bear,
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Catlinite Carp Effigy Pipe,
Lot # 297 - Catlinite Carp Effigy Pipe,
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Mills' <i>Archeological Atlas of Ohio</i>,
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Navajo Regional Weaving,
Lot # 413 - Navajo Regional Weaving,
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Plains Heart-Cutout Tomahawk Pipe,
Lot # 536 - Plains Heart-Cutout Tomahawk Pipe,
ca. 1860-1870, has iron blade, with ash haft that has a recessed strip carved along underside; 22.5" long. > Item Details
Cabinet Card of
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albumen image with pencil inscription on rearn "Maurise Bastien Chief of Huron," with imprint of "J.E. Livernois, Quebec." Full length studio photograph of a very Caucasian looking person in traditional Huron clothing and holding a Northern Plains stone war club, undoubtedly a prop provided by the ... > Item Details
Potawatomi Loom Beaded Men's Garters,
Lot # 212 - Potawatomi Loom Beaded Men's Garters,
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Two Plains Drums and Drumstick,
Lot # 324 - Two Plains Drums and Drumstick,
includes a round bentwood frame with rawhide skin cover, 15.5" diameter; PLUS a square drum with rawhide skin cover and red and black striped woven wool edging, made from old packing crate, handle is old cloth covered electric wire, 12" square; AND a rawhide-covered drum stick with wrapped woven woo... > Item Details
Two Photographs of Maria with Pots by J.D. Walker,
Lot # 336 - Two Photographs of Maria with Pots by J.D. Walker,
silver print of this most famous of the San Ildefonso potters with her work, 12" x 15" & 12" x 16" both with mats, 18" x 21" & 18.25" x 22". > Item Details
Santa Clara Polychrome Jar,
Lot # 105 - Santa Clara Polychrome Jar,
with Avanyu entwined around middle, polished bottom third, signed, "Lela/Van Santa Clara," 6.5" high x 6" diameter. > Item Details
Santa Clara Black Ware,
Lot # 102 - Santa Clara Black Ware,
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Northeastern Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 253 - Northeastern Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1890, with sinew-sewn beads in a contemporary vining pattern of ripe (red) and unripe (blue)chokecherries in colors of cobalt, red, green, rose, translucent yellow, and brown on a white hide, 9.5" long. > Item Details
Santa Ildefonso Black-on-Black Bowl,
Lot # 119 - Santa Ildefonso Black-on-Black Bowl,
highly polished, with painted stepped design on shoulder, signed "Marie & Julian"; 5" high x 8.25" diameter. > Item Details
Seven Beaded Iroquois Whimsies,
Lot # 175 - Seven Beaded Iroquois Whimsies,
decorated in pearl opalescence, pink, amber, blue and green. Includes strawberry needle sharpener with Emory inside; 1.5" high; PLUS small heart pin cushion with floral design; 1.25" high; PLUS ornately decorated needle book with pin cushion, "From Niagara Falls" on front; (closed) 4" high x 5" wide... > Item Details
Pima Basket,
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Pima Basket Bowls,
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