Lot 13    

Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
2003 American Indian Arts. Sept. 12-13
lot of 2. Both Washington (DC): G.P.O., small 4to, illustrated green cloth boards with gilt highlights. Includes the 12th Annual Report for 1890-91, publ. 1894, 741 pp. AND 20th Annual Report for 1898-99, publ. 1908, 237 pp. These reports by Cyrus Thomas and W.H. Holmes deal with mounds & earthworks and aboriginal pottery in the eastern U.S. Thomas's work was instrumental in disproving the racially motivated "Mound-builder Myth," demonstrating conclusively that these were the work of Native Americans and not some other lost race. Holmes work was the first attempt to classify prehistoric pottery in the eastern U.S. Both are very important, even seminal, works in the new field of North American archaeology with many wonderful color & B&W plates and maps.

Provenance:  
Ex Libris, Dr. Kent D. Vickery


Condition:  
Both complete with all plates, maps, etc., 1st with moderate shelf wear & light even toning, VG; 2nd with chipped spine, else as above, VG-.
Est $300 - $400
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Arapaho Muslin Doll with Beaded and Painted Hide Face,
Lot # 491 - Arapaho Muslin Doll with Beaded and Painted Hide Face,
20th century, wears a traditional dress decorated front and back with fringes, beads, green ochre, tin cones, and red wool trim at neck. Buffalo(?) hair ends in braids that are wrapped with pale pink twill ribbon and tied with a piece of abalone. Earrings are suspensions of long cream-colored bead... > Item Details
Plateau Beaded Hide Gauntlets,
Lot # 534 - Plateau Beaded Hide Gauntlets,
ca 1900, decorated with pink, green, blue, and greasy yellow seed beads against a white ground. Elegant floral and heart design on cuff with flower on back of hand. Fringe on outer cuff edge, red and black polka dot lining; 12" long. > Item Details
Sioux Catlinite Pipe with Catlinite Stem,
Lot # 505 - Sioux Catlinite Pipe with Catlinite Stem,
traditional "T" shaped bowl with faceted end, 4.7" high x 8.5" long with turned and blocked stem, 16" long; total length 24.5". Shows use and includes old Museum card with "...Sioux, Pine Ridge Res./Chadron, Neb. Sept. 1912/From Little Deer Had Pipe 12yrs.". > Item Details
Sioux Muslin Doll with Painted and Beaded Hide Face,
Lot # 490 - Sioux Muslin Doll with Painted and Beaded Hide Face,
20th century, wears a traditional leather dress with fringes and sinew-sewn fully beaded yoke in colors of medium blue, greasy yellow, red, and medium green. Buffalo(?) hair ends in braids that are tied with leather. Earrings are red "white-hearts" with a cowrie shell on each. Belt is leather wit... > Item Details
Plains Cree Beaded Scissors Case,
Lot # 570 - Plains Cree Beaded Scissors Case,
thread-sewn hide, beaded in reds and yellow with blue accents, heart-shaped opening with high scalloped back. Elegant flower design with red cotton ribbon edging and a white satin ribbon handle, length 8.25". > Item Details
Sioux Catlinite Pipe with Wood Effigy Stem,
Lot # 507 - Sioux Catlinite Pipe with Wood Effigy Stem,
traditional "T" shaped bowl with flat base for resting, paired raised annual rings approx. 1" from each end and bowl; 4" high x 7.5" long. Carved effigy hardwood stem with an otter and other geometric chip carving, all highlighted with pyro highlights, 19" long; total length 26.6". Wonderful old p... > Item Details
Iroquois Curved Wooden War Club,
Lot # 190 - Iroquois Curved Wooden War Club,
19th century, with red and black geometric relief carving, drilled hole in handle; 23" long. > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 582 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1900. Each with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of medium green, orange, cobalt, and white in a design of large triangles separated by a lane of small triangles forming a zigzag pattern on the vamps. Same pattern decorates the area along the soles, length 9.5". > Item Details
Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Envelope,
Lot # 551 - Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Envelope,
is painted in primary colors of red, blue, and yellow with accents of green and with geometrics outlined in black. Edges are bound in old blue wool that is laced onto bag with sinew. Flap consists of two triangles; each ties with a leather thong. Handle or hanging strap also of leather, length 10.... > Item Details
Early Ohio Antiquarian Books,
Lot # 30 - Early Ohio Antiquarian Books,
lot of four. Includes Atwater, Caleb. The Writings of Caleb Atwater. Columbus: Scott & Wright Printers, 1833. Small 8vo, worn calf boards, 408 pp with 5 maps. PLUS Read, M.C. Archaeology of Ohio . Cleveland: The Western Reserve Historical Society, 1885. 8vo, worn navy cloth boards, 199 pp with all p... > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 584 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of green, dark red, blue, black, and greasy yellow on a white ground. Vamps have large triangles pointed toward the toes and borders along soles are filled with parallelograms, length 11". > Item Details
Haida Argillite Dish with Inlaid Abalone,
Lot # 701 - Haida Argillite Dish with Inlaid Abalone,
is engraved on base "Killer Whale Clan by Cooper Wilson." Relief carving of 3 killer whales with abalone inlay, length 5.75" x height .75" x width 3.25". > Item Details
Athapaskan Beaded Velvet on Moose Hide Jacket,
Lot # 709 - Athapaskan Beaded Velvet on Moose Hide Jacket,
ca 1880, has intense floral motif in numerous shades of blue with accents of pink, yellow, and green. Tiny marcasites and brass marcasites add sparkle to the design; velvet bands down front and around cuffs are appliqu├ęd to rawhide and then onto smoked hide. Facings and lining for yoke are from cal... > Item Details
Southern Teton Lakota  Beaded Knife Case,
Lot # 274 - Southern Teton Lakota Beaded Knife Case,
probably Hunkpapa, ca. 1890, sinew-sewn hide beaded in blue, greasy yellow, red with white hearts, and black with a white border; decorated in a simple geometric pattern, 5.5 x 2". > Item Details
Winnebago Finger Woven Yarn Bag,
Lot # 677 - Winnebago Finger Woven Yarn Bag,
ca 1890. Beautiful polychrome wools are twill woven into geometric patterns, length 19" x height 18". > Item Details
Native American Beadwork,
Lot # 196 - Native American Beadwork,
lot of 4. Includes one pair of sealskin moccasins with thread-sewn beadwork in colors of red, white, blue, and small amount of "salt and pepper" colors worked in an abstract curvilinear design on the beige wool vamps; 9" long; PLUS a doll-sized pair of sealskin(?) moccasins bound with muslin; 3" lon... > Item Details
Photograph at Zuni by Ben Wittick,
Lot # 462 - Photograph at Zuni by Ben Wittick,
albumen; 7.5" x 9.5", mounted on larger cardstock; 10" x 12", signed, numbered and titled in negative, entitled "A Trip to Zuni, A View of the Pictured Rock on the Road to Zuni" numbered "625." Image of a man holding a shotgun, pointing to the petroglyphs visible on the rock formations in backgroun... > Item Details
Navajo Yeibichai Weaving,
Lot # 423 - Navajo Yeibichai Weaving,
ca 1940s, handspun wool woven in natural cream, aniline dyed red, yellow, blue and orange with natural dark brown ground. Designed in two panels separated by vertical stripes and zigzags, each panel has four brightly dressed Yei, corner ties on three of four; 63" long x 32.5" wide. > Item Details
Eastern Woodland Baskets,
Lot # 199 - Eastern Woodland Baskets,
lot of 3. Includes two, probably Iroquois, split ash with plaiting and "curlicue twist." One round with purple stained decoration; 5" high x 8.5" diameter; PLUS rectangular with red and purple decoration; 9.75" long x 4.75" x 9.75" wide; AND a twilled basket, squat spherical form; 2" high x 3.5" di... > 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
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