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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Bannock Beaded Watch Case,
Lot # 628 - Bannock Beaded Watch Case,
thread-sewn hide decorated in reds, blues, and white with pink border, abstract star or flower design in center, with hide tie closure, height 4.5" x 4" diameter. > Item Details
Plains Catlinite Pipe Bowl and Stem,
Lot # 510 - Plains Catlinite Pipe Bowl and Stem,
with raised ribbing on bowl and end of bowl near stem, 3.2" high x 3.75" long with simple carved stem with two flat sides and two round sides, 17" long; total length 20.5". Old museum accession number of "C-606" on underside of bowl in ink. Bowl shows considerable use. > Item Details
Modoc Polychrome Bow,
Lot # 647 - Modoc Polychrome Bow,
hourglass-shaped hardwood with red and black triangular geometric patterns on front, back undecorated, length 39.75" x width 3.5". > Item Details
Sioux Stone War Club with Beaded Handle,
Lot # 545 - Sioux Stone War Club with Beaded Handle,
ca. late 19th century, has finely carved limestone bi-pointed head with double raised annular rings near each end, leather wrapped wood handle and top strap are completely covered with bands of polychrome beadwork, total length 18". > Item Details
Wooden Death Figure,
Lot # 168 - Wooden Death Figure,
carved from a single piece of hardwood, possible cherry, face with slit eyes, creased lips, and penciled mustache, 17" high x 4" wide. > Item Details
Santo Domingo Bowl,
Lot # 129 - Santo Domingo Bowl,
black and red on white, flat-bottomed bowl with deep walls, decorated with a simple repetitive geometric pattern; 3.75" high x 8.5" diameter. > Item Details
Sioux  Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 254 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1890, probably Pine Ridge Metis, with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of rose, light blue, green, yellow, cobalt, green, and white in a stylized leaf motif. Moccasins have a pinked cuff, 9" long. > Item Details
Plains Braided Rope and Hair Ornament,
Lot # 312 - Plains Braided Rope and Hair Ornament,
lot of 2. Includes rope of braided leather. Length: 115". AND a wooden hair ornament wrapped with aniline-dyed porcupine quills in red and yellow. Same quills and tin cones stuffed with feathers decorate a large leather bow. Length: 8". > Item Details
Eastern  Pipe Tomahawk,
Lot # 664 - Eastern Pipe Tomahawk,
is illustrated in Who's Who in Indian Relics No. 2 (1968:45). Tomahawk has a wooden haft with row of brass tacks and some file branding. Pipe is made of brass, length 19.5". > Item Details
Potawatomi Loom Beaded Men's Garters,
Lot # 212 - Potawatomi Loom Beaded Men's Garters,
have three large diamonds in colors of red, cobalt, yellow-gold, and turquoise on a rose ground. Garters terminate in elaborate gold and orange wool yarn that is braided near the top and then left to hang free, 10.5 w/o fringe. > Item Details
Chippewa Beaded Pipe Bag,
Lot # 663 - Chippewa Beaded Pipe Bag,
is made of black velveteen with red accents and hide fringe. Design on both sides has attractive outlined flower; bag has cotton pinstripe lining, hide ties at throat, 23 x 7.25". > Item Details
Northwest Coast Totem Pole,
Lot # 702 - Northwest Coast Totem Pole,
possibly Haida, is painted in teal, black, and red combined with natural surfaces, height 18". > Item Details
Santa Clara Black Ware,
Lot # 102 - Santa Clara Black Ware,
lot of 3. Includes a small polished basket with central handle and fluted sides; 3.5" high x 4" diameter; PLUS small dish with carved image of a stylized mountain goat; 4.5" long x 5" high x 3.25" wide; AND a polished pitcher with a narrow neck, flat handle and fluted spout; 5.75" high x 4.5" diame... > Item Details
Handbook of South American Indians Vols. 1-6,
Lot # 44 - Handbook of South American Indians Vols. 1-6,
all BAE Bulletin 143, dates 1946-50, large 12mo in green cloth boards, J. H. Steward editor, G.P.O. Washington D.C. > Item Details
Great Lakes Loom Beaded Hide Pouch,
Lot # 715 - Great Lakes Loom Beaded Hide Pouch,
has drawstring ties in colors of red, blue, green, and cobalt on a white ground. Designs differ on each side, but both are stylized floral; boxing is an interlocking diamond, 8.5" > 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
Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Cylinder,
Lot # 311 - Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Cylinder,
20th century,sewn with rawhide, painted in vibrant colors of red, yellow, and blue and green and designed with nested triangles. Two circular disks close top and bottom and are tied to body with rawhide fringe, 15" long. > Item Details
Two Great Lakes Sashes,
Lot # 208 - Two Great Lakes Sashes,
woven in green, orange, and blue against a white ground. Includes one with stylized cris-crossing maple leaves and red satin sash; 63" long. AND decorated with American flags and "X"s backed with cotton fabric, black satin sash; 45" long. > Item Details
Scarce Imprint on Indian Basket Weaving,
Lot # 4 - Scarce Imprint on Indian Basket Weaving,
James, George Wharton. How to Make Indian and Other Baskets. Pasadena: privately printed by author, 1903. 8vo, cloth with gilt front and spine, 138 pp. plus appendices and ads. Illustrated with both drawings and photographs. James was the epitome of the self-made American, being born of commoner fam... > Item Details
Hopi Snake Dance by Ben Wittick,
Lot # 461 - Hopi Snake Dance by Ben Wittick,
lot 2, both albumen; 7.75" x 9.5", mounted on larger cardstock, 10" x 12", signed and titled in negative, including image entitled "Moqui Indian Village, Arizona" with inked inscription on rear, "Snake Dance of the Moqui's-Aug. 11th 89 Beginning of the Dance;" AND an image entitled "Ng-Nue-Si, Moqui... > Item Details
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