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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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Eastern  Pipe Tomahawk,
Lot # 665 - Eastern Pipe Tomahawk,
has plain hickory or ash handle with an unadorned metal blade and a remnant of old paper label with illegible inscription. Blade probably older than haft, but patination on both suggests the two have been together for many years, total length 12.5." > Item Details
Edward Curtis Photogravures of Northwest Indians,
Lot # 455 - Edward Curtis Photogravures of Northwest Indians,
lot of 2. From The North American Indian, Folio XIII, 1926. Includes "Fish-Weir Across Trinity River - Hupa" (Plate 459) and "The Wokas Season - Klamath" (Plate 462). 1923 copyright (Curtis), photogravures produced from copper plates by Suffolk Engraving Co., Cambridge, MA. Image size for both is 1... > Item Details
Northern Plains Catlinite Pipe and Wood Stem,
Lot # 509 - Northern Plains Catlinite Pipe and Wood Stem,
fine simple "L" shaped with raised rib at .75" below bowl, at angle and 1.5" from stem, shows moderate use, 5.2" long x 4.7" high with plain polished maple stem, 21.75" long; total length 26.5". > Item Details
Navajo Red and Brown Regional Weaving,
Lot # 147 - Navajo Red and Brown Regional Weaving,
ca 1900-1920, handspun wool woven in natural browns against aniline dyed red ground, central design of four connected serrated diamonds; 73" long x 41" wide. > Item Details
Brule Sioux Quilled Hide Vest,
Lot # 468 - Brule Sioux Quilled Hide Vest,
has a delightful melody of butterflies, flags, and flowers in aniline dyed colors of rose, red, orange, purple, and green. Vest is bound in beige cotton; back is an olive cotton; 40" chest. Tag reads, "Collected at Martin, S.D." > Item Details
Lot # 449 - "A Cheyenne Maiden" Photogravure by Edward Curtis,
Plate 667 from The North American Indian, Folio XIX, 1930. 1927 copyright (Curtis), photogravure produced from copper plate by Suffolk Engraving Co., Cambridge, MA. Image size is 11.5" x 15.5" in brown ink on 18" x 22" hand-made paper. > Item Details
Zia Polychrome Canteen,
Lot # 112 - Zia Polychrome Canteen,
thick-walled, stone polished red body with one face slipped white and decoated in red and black paint, two strap handles; 9" high x 10" diameter. > Item Details
Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
Lot # 16 - Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
lot of 6. All Washington (DC): G.P.O., small 4to in illustrated green cloth boards with gilt highlights. Includes 1st Annual Report for 1879-80, publ. 1881, 603 pp. PLUS 7th Annual Report for 1885-86, publ. 1891, 409 pp. PLUS 14th Annual Report for 1892-93, Part 1, Publ. 1896, 637 pp. PLUS 32nd Ann... > Item Details
Lot # 610 - "Sioux Courting" by Garnett French,
contemporary ledger art. Wonderful tempera on laid paper showing courting couple with their respective entourages, length 16" x width 8.5" x 16" in polychrome painted folk art frame, length 17.8" x 10.4" width, signed in ink along left margin. Titled on rear cover paper. Garnett French is a conte... > Item Details
Lillooet Salish Basket,
Lot # 704 - Lillooet Salish Basket,
is coiled over a flat slat and imbricated in red, black, and cream in a bold geometric motif on the walls of the basket. Basket has handles that are attached with leather thongs, length 14" x height 6" x width 7". > Item Details
Warren King Moorehead's <i>Etowah Papers</i>,
Lot # 22 - Warren King Moorehead's Etowah Papers,
Andover(MA): Dept. of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Yale Univ. Press, 1st edition, 1932. Small 4to in original green cloth boards, 178 pp with all plates and maps including fold out maps. A rare classic of American archaeology by one of America's foremost early archaeologists. > 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
Mills' <i>Archeological Atlas of Ohio</i>,
Lot # 26 - Mills' Archeological Atlas of Ohio,
Mills, William C. Columbus: Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1914. Oversized horizontal folio in illustrated red cloth boards, 8 pp. of text and 88 numbered maps. Limited edition of 500. > Item Details
Five Books on Ohio Archaeology,
Lot # 29 - Five Books on Ohio Archaeology,
including scarce Moorehead, Warren King. Hematite Implements of the United States Andover (MA): Phillips Academy, Dept. of Archaeology, Bulletin VI, 1912. 8vo in printed paper wraps, 97 numbered pages including all plates, maps and fold outs. PLUS Wilson, Thomas. Arrowpoints, Spearpoints, and Knives... > Item Details
Plains Beaded Hide Awl Case and Awl,
Lot # 325 - Plains Beaded Hide Awl Case and Awl,
has strings of beads wrapped around the case and lid in colors of dark green, blue, red, and yellow; bone awl is inside case which is 6.5" long, awl 5.25" long. > Item Details
101 Ranch Indian Bow,
Lot # 286 - 101 Ranch Indian Bow,
recurved bow, painted yellow and black on red front with solid yellow back. Faint lettering on side, "BOW MADE ON 101 RANCH 1907 BY PONCA INDIANS." Length: 53". > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Umbilical Cord Fetish,
Lot # 599 - Sioux Beaded Umbilical Cord Fetish,
sinew and thread-sewn hide rendered in the shape of a turtle, with red and white stripes, central green panel, and blue face, all outlined in pink. Piece of hide strip on belly for front legs, length 7". > Item Details
Ojibwa Men's Beaded Velveteen Leggings,
Lot # 684 - Ojibwa Men's Beaded Velveteen Leggings,
ca 1890. Elaborate floral pattern wraps around the lower edge. Bead colors are in shades of pinks and reds, blues, greens, yellows -- all connected with opalescent clear bead stems. Metal sequins outline florals and stems creating a "starry" effect on the black. Leggings are bound in blue ribbon a... > 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
Egyptian New Kingdom Wood Headrest,
Lot # 734 - Egyptian New Kingdom Wood Headrest,
two-piece hand-carved African hardwood. Either New Kingdom Dynastic Period or Ptolemaic Period. Undoubtedly tomb furniture. Length: 8"; width: 2.5"; height: 8.5". > Item Details
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