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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Sioux Women's Beaded Hide Skirt,
Lot # 485 - Sioux Women's Beaded Hide Skirt,
has full A-line shape with hand-stitched seams and added fringe. Beaded strips have a white ground with cobalt triangles--each with a window of green, red, and a center of greasy yellow. Red crosses, that end in cobalt triangles, separate triangles. Skirt can be adjusted for size and closes with ... > Item Details
Sioux Catlinite Pipe and Pipe Stem,
Lot # 293 - Sioux Catlinite Pipe and Pipe Stem,
bowl is finely carved in pipe/tomahawk form, 3.8" long x 7.75" high with carved and file branded wood stem, 19" long. Paper label with inked inscription "Made around 1960 Pine Ridge SD Oglala Sioux dance regalia". > Item Details
Northwest Coast Bighorn Sheep Spoon,
Lot # 700 - Northwest Coast Bighorn Sheep Spoon,
has engraved designs of circles, ellipses, and cross-hatches that have been darkened. Spoon has a paper label that reads: "Hyde Exploring Expedition Indian Goods, (partial N) Mexico, Arizona, New York," length 11.25". > Item Details
Tin Tinkler Grass Dance Necklace,
Lot # 723 - Tin Tinkler Grass Dance Necklace,
has a woven tan, cotton, twill tape from which hang 89 tin cones, each strung on calico or cotton. These fabric ties are hand-stitched and sandwiched between the edges of the tape; calico has been pieced to the ends of the tape and forms the back of the necklace, length 40". > Item Details
Sioux Beaded  Pipe Bag,
Lot # 502 - Sioux Beaded Pipe Bag,
ca 1895, sinew-sewn and exquisitely beaded in colors of light and dark blue, greasy yellow, green, metallic, and red with white-heart against a white ground. Throat with rolled lane and drops made of quilled hide and tin cones. Entire body beaded in American flags and intricate geometric devices. Qu... > Item Details
Three Blackfoot Photographs by Roland Reed,
Lot # 615 - Three Blackfoot Photographs by Roland Reed,
unmounted 11" x 14" early silver prints, including "The Hunting Ground", "The Watering Place" and "Waiting for the Hunters". Each image depicts the majestic landscape of the west and a clip into the lives of its Native Americans. Titled in pencil on rear. > Item Details
Early Great Lakes Ribbon Work Leggings and Sash,
Lot # 682 - Early Great Lakes Ribbon Work Leggings and Sash,
have navy wool for body of leggings and a cotton check fabric for backing of sash. Ribbon colors include red, green, black, cobalt, pale turquoise, and cream. Fabric dyes have left ribbon torn and fragile, but the design and craftsmanship are great, length 32", width 14.5" (folded). > Item Details
Hopi Wicker Plaques,
Lot # 83 - Hopi Wicker Plaques,
lot of 2. Includes one geometric design in aniline dyed colors of sage, gold, black, and red, 9.5" diameter; AND another with a dark brown eagle spreading its wings around the plaque, 12" diameter. > Item Details
Bannock Polychrome Parfleche,
Lot # 626 - Bannock Polychrome Parfleche,
painted in green, red, and yellow with nested diamond design. Leather ties and separate rectangular rawhide with holes for ties, length 28" x width 13.5". > Item Details
Apache Beaded Hide Bags,
Lot # 366 - Apache Beaded Hide Bags,
lot of 3. Includes a drawstring pouch with identical designs on each side. Motifs consist of a large diamond filled with checks and with a leaf spray at each point in colors of black, green, and translucent. Bag has a border of parallelograms on each side and elaborate "salt and pepper" fringe at ... > Item Details
Northern California Twined Basket,
Lot # 638 - Northern California Twined Basket,
has simple decoration of triangles and forked rectangles along the rim; two lattice-twined rods reinforce center of decorative motif. Body of basket is light brown, decorative motifs are yellow; rim warps are cut flush, height 3" x diameter 6.25". > Item Details
Photograph of Pueblo People by Ben Wittick,
Lot # 458 - Photograph of Pueblo People by Ben Wittick,
early silver print, unsigned or titled, studio group portrait of five Pueblo people, three men and two women; 7.5" x 9.5". > 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
Sioux Beaded Half Leggings,
Lot # 473 - Sioux Beaded Half Leggings,
ca 1890, have stylized floral designs in dark red, turquoise, rose, cobalt, brass marcasites, green, on a tanned hide with calico cloth backing. Legging fronts are trimmed with a red woven braid and a sage colored braid; backs have a navy denim binding; 17.5" high. > 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
Gros Ventre/Assiniboin Hide Shirt with Beaded Fabric Strips,
Lot # 483 - Gros Ventre/Assiniboin Hide Shirt with Beaded Fabric Strips,
ca 1900, has bold beaded geometric designs of elongated ovals and squares divided into triangles. Thread-sewn beadwork strips--colors of cobalt, black, red-orange, green, blue-green, sage, gold, and mauve on a pearly-white ground-- are stitched to sleeves, shoulders, front flap, and center back. S... > Item Details
Northwestern Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 233 - Northwestern Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins,
have a slipper cut and thread-sewn beadwork in a curvilinear motif in colors of cobalt and translucent rose. Cuff is finished with pale blue fabric and strip of pale leather, 9.5" long. > Item Details
Bandelier, A.F. <i>Investigations Among the Indians of the Southwestern
Lot # 6 - Bandelier, A.F. Investigations Among the Indians of the Southwestern
United States, Carried on Mainly in the Years From 1880 to 1885. Parts I and II. Papers of the Archaeological Institute of America, American series III. Cambridge: John Wilson & Son Univ. Press, 1890 & 1892. 8vo, both parts bound as one in green cloth boards with detached original printed paper boar... > Item Details
Lot # 448 - "Esipermi - Comanche" Photogravure by Edward Curtis,
Plate 682 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
Hopi  Basket and Plaque,
Lot # 85 - Hopi Basket and Plaque,
lot of 2. Includes a coiled basket of natural and aniline dyed yucca in designs of 4 triangles along base and 4 near rim. All triangles are situated between black bars; basket retains one handle and remnants of a second. Museum catalogue card reads: "Hopi 2nd Mesa Shipauiluvi, Ariz. Aug. 1916," 5"... > Item Details
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