Lot 10    

Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
2003 American Indian Arts. Sept. 12-13
lot of 6. All Washington (DC): G.P.O., small 4to, illustrated green cloth boards with gilt highlights except 46th, which is in illustrated paper wraps as issued. Includes the 9th Annual Report for 1887-88, publ. 1892, 617 pp. PLUS 11th Annual Report for 1889-90, publ. 1894, 553 pp. PLUS 18th Annual Report, Parts 1 and 2, 1896-97, publ. 1899, Part 1 is 518 pp., Part II is pp. 527-997, plus 67 map plates. PLUS 24th Annual Report for 1902-03, publ. 1907, 846 pp. AND 46th Annual Report, publ 1930, 654 pp. These six reports include most of the major works on the Eskimos with wonderful illustrations of their material culture. Other topics include tribes of the upper Missouri, Apache medicine men, Siouan religious cults, Indian land cessions with maps, and much more.

Provenance:  
Ex Libris, Dr. Kent D. Vickery


Condition:  
All complete with all plates, maps, etc., 1st with moderate shelf wear, light even toning & one end paper with tear, VG; 2nd as above except tear, & front hinge taped, rear cracked, VG-; 3rd as above less hinge damage, VG; 4th as above one as issued loose map has edge tears, VG; 5th as above, VG; 6th as above, VG.
Est $300 - $400
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Navajo Weaving with Yei Figures,
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Great Lakes Hair Drop with Panel,
Lot # 691 - Great Lakes Hair Drop with Panel,
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Plains Indian Horn Spoon and Wand Handle,
Lot # 602 - Plains Indian Horn Spoon and Wand Handle,
lot of 2. Includes a big horn sheep spoon with a leather covered handle terminating in short fringe. Leather is thread-stitched. Length: 10.75"; AND a wooden artifact with a deeply carved zigzag running entire length of wand(?). Surface has a red-brown pigment; midsection wrapped with leather stri... > Item Details
Pima/ Tohono O'odham Basket,
Lot # 375 - Pima/ Tohono O'odham Basket,
is finely woven of willow and has 5 devil’s claw "hourglasses" bordered by triangles; each figure is separated by 2 rows of triangles. Basket has a wrapped rim and is of generous size; 6" high x 13.5" diameter. > Item Details
Crow Beaded Belt,
Lot # 303 - Crow Beaded Belt,
20th century, heavy "harness" type leather, the margins decorated with robin's egg blue beads stitched in two diagonal lanes, with the interior decorated with rows of brass tacks and alternating panels rectangles and crosses of red, green yellow mauve and blue beads. An exceptionally long belt (67... > Item Details
Navajo Blanket,
Lot # 411 - Navajo Blanket,
ca 1900, handspun wool woven in brown, cream, dyed yellow and red, with parallel serrated bands, original pom-pom-like corner ties; 78.5" long x 51" wide. > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 580 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1900, each with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of tan, medium blue, black, yellow, and greasy yellow on a white background; designs consist of a checked pattern on the vamps divided by a white lane with stepped triangles down center and around soles, length 10". > Item Details
Ojibwa Beaded Canvas Pad Saddle,
Lot # 519 - Ojibwa Beaded Canvas Pad Saddle,
ca 1900, has a beaded stylized floral on each corner in shades of blue, shades of green, pink, white, turquoise, red, lavender, and white. Designs on front mirror one another and designs on back mirror one another; beaded flaps with beaded tassels that end in a yarn tuft hang from each side. Saddl... > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Pipe Bag,
Lot # 500 - Sioux Beaded Hide Pipe Bag,
ca 1900, with sinew-sewn beadwork depicting 4 American flags extending out from triangles and utilizing red, white, blue, and medium green beads on a white background. Other panel in typical Plains geometric pattern in same bead colors plus medium blue and also on a white ground. Craftsperson used... > Item Details
Two Pair of Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 237 - Two Pair of Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1925, each pair has sinew-sewn beadwork. Includes a pair in colors of red, cobalt, green, yellow, and medium blue on a background of white and with long triangles on the vamps and smaller ones along the soles. Cuff is bound in green cotton, 9.5" long. AND a pair beaded in colors of yellow, bla... > Item Details
WPA Western Oil Painting,
Lot # 350 - WPA Western Oil Painting,
anonymous genre painting of a western mill works with coal train pulling into factory, while an American Mill worker/owner bargains with two Mexicans next to their pack mule. Oil on canvas, 14.25" x 26.25", in modern frame, 17" x 29". > Item Details
Eastern Woodlands Wooden Effigy Bowl,
Lot # 672 - Eastern Woodlands Wooden Effigy Bowl,
walnut, is carved to resemble a turtle or possibly a beaver or otter. Bowl has an old repair of three ferrous nails that hold crack together; contemporary glue and filler have been added to that area, length 18" x height 2.5" x width 15". Deep, rich patina. > Item Details
Stone Clubs,
Lot # 283 - Stone Clubs,
lot of 3, includes on beaded Sioux war club with rawhide- wrapped wood handle with two color blue and white bead wrapping, 14" long; PLUS an ancient American 3/4 grooved stone axe, mounted on a modern wooden handle, 15" long, axe is 4.5" long; AND a bead covered wooden handle from unknown item, 10" ... > Item Details
Navajo Regional Miniature Weavings,
Lot # 144 - Navajo Regional Miniature Weavings,
lot of 3, ca 1930s. All handspun wool woven in browns, gray, and aniline dyed red against natural cream ground. Includes a small weaving with stacked triangle design, corner ties; 13.5" long x 11" wide; PLUS square weaving with storm(?) pattern design, light fringe on one side, three corner ties; ... > Item Details
Navajo Geometric Regional Weaving,
Lot # 426 - Navajo Geometric Regional Weaving,
ca 1940s, handspun wool woven in natural black, cream, speckled gray, and aniline dyed red with geometric, tumbling block pattern in center and a border of stylized arrows, original corner ties; 58.5" long x 36.5" wide. > Item Details
Iroquois Split Ash Trunk,
Lot # 675 - Iroquois Split Ash Trunk,
ca early 20th century. Has a lid and is decorated with cut potato stamps in form of red hearts, length and width 12" x height 9". > Item Details
Hopi Katsina Doll,
Lot # 88 - Hopi Katsina Doll,
carved of cottonwood and said to have belonged to Catherine Timeche has been much loved and used and is void of any identifying features. Thus it is not possible to identify the katsina; height 11". > Item Details
Child's Cowhide Chaps,
Lot # 724 - Child's Cowhide Chaps,
ca 1890-1910. Native Americans probably tanned and stitched these; leather ties add decoration, length from waistband 18", width (folded) 11.5". > Item Details
Carved Wood Effigy Staff,
Lot # 699 - Carved Wood Effigy Staff,
is a single piece of carved pine/spruce with human effigy head knob with inset mirrored glass eyes. The tapered lower shaft has a geometric shallow carving with pyro finish. Unknown tradition, possibly SW area, but clearly ethnographic, length 38.5". Fine old darkened patina. > Item Details
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