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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Acoma Polychrome Jar,
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Catlinite Eagle Talon Effigy Pipe,
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Northern California Twined Basket,
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Tohono O'odham Basket,
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Iroquois Beaded Hide Moccasins,
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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
Cabinet Card of Sitting Bull,
Lot # 343 - Cabinet Card of Sitting Bull,
copy silver print of a photo by William R. Cross, at Fort Randall, 1882. Original lower margin caption included in photograph, No. 1 in a series published by Bailey, Dix & Mead, Fort Randall, D.T. > Item Details
Bullrush Chippewa Mat,
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ca 1900, geometric pattern of running diamonds in purple on natural ground, 41" x 68". > Item Details
Puebloan Drum,
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made of wood with leather covering laced to drum. Openings between lacings are painted blue and pale terra cotta; drum has a leather handle. Tag states that drum was purchased near Albuquerque, N.M. in 1919; approximately 9.5" diameter. > Item Details
Sioux Stone War Club,
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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
Two Pair of Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 238 - Two Pair of Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
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Iroquois Beaded Trinket Box,
Lot # 176 - Iroquois Beaded Trinket Box,
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Iroquois Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 184 - Iroquois Beaded Hide Moccasins,
with thread-sewn beadwork in colors of red "white hearts," medium blue, white, crystal, and green in a stylized floral motif on the vamps and the cuffs. Additional embellishment includes blue silk bindings and ribbon ties. Muslin lines the cuffs; mattress ticking lines the vamps; 8.75" long. > Item Details
Makah Lidded Oval Basket,
Lot # 59 - Makah Lidded Oval Basket,
twined, with classic checker-woven cedar bark bottom. 4 large red-brown whales swim over two narrow bands along bottom edge; 6 small geese fly around a rectangle on the top; two additional bands trim lower edge of top, 5.5" long x 3" high. > Item Details
Plains Cree Beaded Hide Rifle Scabbard,
Lot # 538 - Plains Cree Beaded Hide Rifle Scabbard,
has two bands of floral beadwork along the outer edge and in the middle. Bead colors include blue, cobalt, green, red, and white; scabbard ends in fine twisted fringe and has additional fringe near the band; 45" long with fringe. > 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
Plains Cree Women's Beaded Fabric Leggings,
Lot # 480 - Plains Cree Women's Beaded Fabric Leggings,
decorated with three greasy yellow beaded stripes outlined in cobalt and alternating with white stripes. Tops are navy wool and edges are bound in red cotton. Leggings close with leather thongs; 11.5" high. > Item Details
Sioux Polychrome Medicine Pouch,
Lot # 553 - Sioux Polychrome Medicine Pouch,
is painted in colors of red, blue, yellow and green with geometrics outlined in black. Edges are bound in old green wool that is laced onto bag with thread, some original hide laced in one corner. Flap has four holes for leather ties underneath. Handle or hanging strap also of leather, length 15.5" ... > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Pipe Bag with Flag,
Lot # 501 - Sioux Beaded Pipe Bag with Flag,
made of smoked leather, with deep sea-green beadwork border. One side has greasy yellow and red stepped triangles and other side has great flag with 48 stars. Edge and sides of bag are beaded in a striped pattern of same colors. Bag has rawhide-wrapped strips in flag colors, woven to replicate a sty... > Item Details
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