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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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Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Trunk,
Lot # 547 - Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Trunk,
has geometric designs executed in primary colors of brilliant red, blue, and yellow with small patches of green. Designs are outlined in black. Red wool strips wrapped with leather lacing create a bold border along edges and sides. Additional strips of leather form a handle and ties, length 16.5"... > 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
Sikyatki Style Seed Jar,
Lot # 109 - Sikyatki Style Seed Jar,
orange, black, and red on cream decorated with geometric designs and rain birds. Body created with an elegant flaring shape and outturned lip, fired on signature of "Chakoptewa" over a cartouche of a smoking pipe on base; 6" high x 15" diameter. A fine jar, done in the Hopi style, Chakoptewa appare... > Item Details
Eastern Woodlands Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 188 - Eastern Woodlands Beaded Hide Moccasins,
have a sun motif in colors of yellow, brown, red, pink and blue with brass marcasites on red wool on vamps. Cuffs are bound in tan velvet and have two rows of castellated cut fringe along cuff. Moccasins are lined in canvas twill; 7" long. > Item Details
Navajo Regional Miniature Weavings,
Lot # 144 - Navajo Regional Miniature Weavings,
lot of 3, ca 1930s. All handspun wool woven in browns, gray, and aniline dyed red against natural cream ground. Includes a small weaving with stacked triangle design, corner ties; 13.5" long x 11" wide; PLUS square weaving with storm(?) pattern design, light fringe on one side, three corner ties; ... > Item Details
Sioux Miniature Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 241 - Sioux Miniature Beaded Hide Moccasins,
have a traditional motif in colors of light green, red, and greasy yellow, but these are doll size. Museum catalogue card reads: "Sioux. Pine Ridge Res. Chadron, Neb. Sept. 1911.," 3.25" long. > Item Details
Northwestern Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 261 - Northwestern Plains Beaded Hide Moccasins,
have a bold curvilinear motif terminating in a "tulip" on each vamp. Design centers are divided into arbitrary color areas; beadwork is outlined in white. Bead colors include red, green, dark green, cobalt, greasy yellow, gold, violet, turquoise, and orange-tan; leather is rubbed with yellow ochre... > Item Details
Matched Sioux Beaded Hide Tipi Bags,
Lot # 464 - Matched Sioux Beaded Hide Tipi Bags,
ca 1885, with bold central design of pronged motifs extending from a green diamond that has a red window with a greasy yellow center. Broad red stripes alternating with greasy yellow stripes frame the diamond. Cobalt triangles point inward to stripes and stand out against the white ground. Flap a... > Item Details
Clarence B. Moore's  <i>Some Aboriginal Sites on Green River,</i>
Lot # 23 - Clarence B. Moore's Some Aboriginal Sites on Green River,
Kentucky. Certain Aboriginal Sites on Lower Ohio River. Additional Investigations on Mississippi River. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Second Series, Vol. XVI. Part 3, pages 431-511. Philadelphia, 1916. Small folio in original printed paper wraps, including all plates, ... > Item Details
Two Pair of Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 237 - Two Pair of Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1925, each pair has sinew-sewn beadwork. Includes a pair in colors of red, cobalt, green, yellow, and medium blue on a background of white and with long triangles on the vamps and smaller ones along the soles. Cuff is bound in green cotton, 9.5" long. AND a pair beaded in colors of yellow, bla... > Item Details
Micmac Basket and Quilled Boxes,
Lot # 222 - Micmac Basket and Quilled Boxes,
lot of 5. Includes an oval birch bark box with lid. Quilled beaver in yellow and crossed colonial Canadian flags in red and blue on lid. Base with quilled geometric design, nice old patina. Length: 5.5"; width: 4"; height: 3.25". PLUS a rectangular sea grass box with hinged lid. Length: 5.5"; width:... > Item Details
Eastern Woodlands Loom Beaded Sash,
Lot # 688 - Eastern Woodlands Loom Beaded Sash,
made of white, green, blues, and reds woven into repeating geometric patterns. Red Germantown wool and brown warp threads braided into tassels, length 62" x width 4". > Item Details
Pima/Tohono O'odham, Apache, and Navajo  Baskets,
Lot # 80 - Pima/Tohono O'odham, Apache, and Navajo Baskets,
lot of 4. Includes two Pima/Tohono O'odham coiled yucca baskets with geometric devil's claw designs; one a shallow bowl, 8" diameter; PLUS a deep bowl, 5" high x 9.75" diameter; PLUS one Apache coiled shallow willow bowl with devil's claw designs of 5 figures separated by geometric designs radiating... > Item Details
Iroquois Beaded Purses,
Lot # 180 - Iroquois Beaded Purses,
lot of 2. Beautifully designed in floral motifs of multiple shades of white, red, yellow, and blue on black velveteen; both 6.5" high x 6.5" wide. > Item Details
Sioux Children’s Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 586 - Sioux Children’s Beaded Hide Moccasins,
3 pairs + 1. Includes a pair with scattered checkered design on vamps, length 6.25"; PLUS a pair with stepped triangles on the vamps and tall pinked cuffs, length 6.5"; PLUS a pair with a beaded top separated by a lane that divides vamps, length 4.75"; AND a single moccasin with a beaded cross on th... > Item Details
Navajo Silver Concha Belt,
Lot # 157 - Navajo Silver Concha Belt,
with typical stamping on the 7 conchas and oval buckle probably dates to the 1920s; concha 2.5" long and buckle 2.25" long. The pieces have copper straps and are strung on tan leather. Total length: 33.5". > Item Details
Eastern Woodland Crook Knife,
Lot # 227 - Eastern Woodland Crook Knife,
type of knife commonly used by Eastern Woodlands Native Americans for every day work, called "Bikelagenigans" from work "bika" meaning a bend or crook. Scroll carved wood handle with nice patina, handle section wrapped in leather thong, 3.25" single edged steel blade, total length 9.2", mid to late... > Item Details
Sioux Quilled and Beaded Hide Cradle,
Lot # 487 - Sioux Quilled and Beaded Hide Cradle,
ca 1890, has sinew-sewn and thread-sewn quills in a delightful pattern of three large five-pointed stars from which spring a pleasing stylized floral motif. Butterflies and dragonflies move among the botanical elements. A large elk with raised horns and other small horned animals complement the de... > Item Details
Two Acoma Jars,
Lot # 95 - Two Acoma Jars,
includes black on white jar with orange slipped bottom, geometric, possibly butterfly, design, signed "Acoma/ Evauo(?)"; 5.5" high x 7.5" diameter; AND a unique black on white vessel with intricate linear geometric design and corrugations on neck; 8.75" high x 7.5" diameter. > Item Details
Hopi Plaques,
Lot # 84 - Hopi Plaques,
lot of 2. Both are wicker plaques using aniline dyed materials. Includes one with a brown eagle on a pale orange ground, 9" diameter; AND one of alternating stripes in yellow and brown with a green border, 12.5" diameter. > Item Details
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