Lot 12    

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. Includes 5th Annual Report for 1883-84, publ. 1887, 564 pp. PLUS 10th Annual Report, 1888-89, publ. 1893, 822 pp. PLUS 19th Annual Report, Parts 1 & 2, both publ. 1900, Part 1 is 576 pp., Part 2 has pp. 576-1160. PLUS 42nd Annual Report for 1924-25, publ. 1928, 900 pp. AND 43rd Annual Report for 1925-26, publ. 1928, 828 pp. These six reports deal with the complete work by Mallery on Native American picture writing, many works on Southeastern tribes. Other topics include Burton Mound excavation in Calif., Iroquoian mythology, tribes of Connecticutt, Navajo rituals, and much more.

Provenance:  
Ex Libris, Dr. Kent D. Vickery


Condition:  
All complete with all plates, maps, etc., 1st with cracked rear hinge from maps in rear pocket, moderate shelf wear and light even toning, VG-; 2nd light even toning & moderate shelf wear, VG; 3rd & 4th as above, VG; 5th & 6th have minor wear on spine ends else VG++.
Est $300 - $400
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Wiind River Shoshone Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 590 - Wiind River Shoshone Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1900, with sinew(?)-sewn beadwork in colors of blue, yellow, pink, red, pale green, and cobalt in motif of a large rectangle with triangular tabs attached, length 11". > Item Details
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
Iroquois Staff,
Lot # 697 - Iroquois Staff,
made of knotted hardwood with separate curved handle. A black painted Broken Nose False Face mask, probably of basswood and with blond horsehair, is attached to the handle. Staff 50.5", mask is 2". > Item Details
Iroquois Whimsies,
Lot # 174 - Iroquois Whimsies,
lot of 5, all in colors of pearl opalescence, green, red, blue, gray, and amber colored beads. Includes, two spade-shaped wall hangings, first heavily beaded, designed with flower on velveteen, tassels on bottom, braded bead loop for hanging; 6" high x 6" wide; PLUS with bird on branch, tassels on b... > Item Details
Cabinet Card of Comanches,
Lot # 618 - Cabinet Card of Comanches,
early silver print cabinet card with imprint of "Irwin Mankins, Chickasha and Duncan, I.T." Wonderful active image of two women skinning a longhorn steer on the prairie. A large group of men and women who are both on foot and horseback watch. The women are being helped (ok, not) by two dogs. Penc... > Item Details
Iroquois Beaded Purse,
Lot # 181 - Iroquois Beaded Purse,
designed with multicolored beads in a beautiful floral pattern, accented with various shades of similar colors; beaded looped fringe, two machine-braded handles connected by a knotted ball at top; 7" high x 7" wide. > Item Details
Northwest Coast Basket,
Lot # 62 - Northwest Coast Basket,
probably Quinault/Salish, is twined and has 4 simple bands rotating around basket, 11.5" high x 9" diameter. > Item Details
Northwest Coast Beaded Wall Pocket,
Lot # 63 - Northwest Coast Beaded Wall Pocket,
constructed of sealskin and red wool with a small blue gingham interior. Beadwork in abstract flower and leaf motifs in colors of cobalt, green, white, translucent, yellow, and medium blue. Entire pouch bound in black fabric and edged in white beads, 12.5" high x 8.5" wide. > Item Details
Pair of Painted Iroquois Canoe Paddles,
Lot # 191 - Pair of Painted Iroquois Canoe Paddles,
made of two piece hardwood, red and white painted blade, unpainted shaft; each 65.5" long. > Item Details
Plains Indian's Courting Flute,
Lot # 597 - Plains Indian's Courting Flute,
ca. 1890, has a two-piece construction. Engraved with geometric designs, red wash with green or faded blue in engraved areas and ornamented with leather thong wrappings with hanging fringe. A thin piece of sheet lead is mounted to the top near tone slide, length 14". > Item Details
L.H. Reedy Indian Wars Watercolor,
Lot # 606 - L.H. Reedy Indian Wars Watercolor,
(1878-1952), length 11" x width 8", mat and frame, length 18" x width 15". Signed lower left Leonard H. Reedy. Watercolor depicts two mounted cavalrymen of the 6th, one holding U.S. flag, while other holds unit guidon. They have stopped on the prairie and are awaiting the arrival of three mounted pl... > Item Details
Northern California Footed Basket,
Lot # 636 - Northern California Footed Basket,
is twined, with full twist overlay in dark brown plant fiber that creates diagonal bands of triangles around basket bowl. Foot has 3 rows of stepped design; top of foot has several rows of lattice-twined rods that give support to the bowl, height 7.75" x diameter 10.5". An unusual chalice form. > Item Details
Paiute Seed Basket,
Lot # 651 - Paiute Seed Basket,
has conical form and is woven of willow in twill pattern and decorated with simple bands of darker colored fiber that add interest to the surface; basket has one cordage handle, 10" high. > Item Details
Pima/Tohono O'odham Baskets,
Lot # 78 - Pima/Tohono O'odham Baskets,
lot of 6. All are traditional yucca with geometric devil's claw designs; one a small bowl 2" high x 4" diameter; PLUS a bowl 2.5" high x 6" diameter; PLUS a bowl 2.5" high x 10.5" diameter; PLUS an oval bowl 7" long x 2" high; PLUS an oval tray 9.5" long; AND a lidded basket with 4 stylized saguaro... > Item Details
Northern California Twined Basket,
Lot # 640 - Northern California Twined Basket,
has super fine finger work, with an overlay decoration of triangles bordering 3 stepped parallel lines. Lattice twined rods are placed above tiny checked pattern at rim, height 2.75" x diameter 3.5". > Item Details
Tesuque Rain God,
Lot # 134 - Tesuque Rain God,
ca 1916, figure coated in shimery tan slip, holding pot to collect rain; 6.25" high. Great detail on feet! > 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
Sioux Beaded Calf-Head Bag,
Lot # 270 - Sioux Beaded Calf-Head Bag,
ca 1895, has beaded patches where eyes, mouth, and ears would have been. Colors are green, cobalt, and white; colors on beaded, stepped triangle trim are the same, plus red. Tin cones with remnants of cloth inside are attached to the tips of the ears. Bag has a calico top with a drawstring closur... > Item Details
Sioux Catlinite Pipe with Wooden Quilled and Feathered Stem,
Lot # 503 - Sioux Catlinite Pipe with Wooden Quilled and Feathered Stem,
traditional "T" tapered shaped bowl, 5" high x 9.25" long; stem has lower 2/3 decorated with horsehair, feathers, and dyed quills, 21.5" long; total length 30.5". Bowl shows considerable use > Item Details
Catlinite Effigy Pipe,
Lot # 662 - Catlinite Effigy Pipe,
is elbow type with full figure of a man on front of bowl, inked museum type accession number "5203," paper label with "Marquette Co., Wisconsin," 3.6" high x 2.3" long, fine old patina. > Item Details
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