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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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San Ildefonso Black-on-Red Jar,
Lot # 127 - San Ildefonso Black-on-Red Jar,
ca 1900-1920. Lightly stone-polished vessel with indented base, round body and elongated neck. Repeated floral or wing design, 7.5" high x 8" diameter. > Item Details
Tohono O'odham Basket,
Lot # 66 - Tohono O'odham Basket,
of coiled yucca has a devil's claw design of 10 horses spaced around the body, 6.5" high x 8" diameter. > Item Details
Hopi Katsina Doll,
Lot # 88 - Hopi Katsina Doll,
carved of cottonwood and said to have belonged to Catherine Timeche has been much loved and used and is void of any identifying features. Thus it is not possible to identify the katsina; height 11". > Item Details
Plains Rawhide Saddle,
Lot # 520 - Plains Rawhide Saddle,
Rawhide and leather covered wood framed saddle, sinew sewn with leather interior pads and straps; 19.5" long x 13.5" high x 12" wide, ca. late 19th century. Nice old use patina. > Item Details
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
Pima Basket,
Lot # 372 - Pima Basket,
finely woven willow bowl with devil's claw designs of large and small stepped rectangles placed on a line and radiating out from center of basket, and with a braided rim; 3" high x 12" diameter. > Item Details
Sioux Buffalo Horn Cup,
Lot # 306 - Sioux Buffalo Horn Cup,
ca 1900, 8.5" long polished horn with open end decorated with leather band with fringe and beadwork, also with hanging tin cones with horsehair and quillwork. The top edge had blue calico cotton fabric attached. Horns such as these were used in various Lakota ceremonies to "feed" honored guests con... > Item Details
Classic Books on Archaeology & Ethnology of the Southwest,
Lot # 1 - Classic Books on Archaeology & Ethnology of the Southwest,
lot of seven. Includes Feet, Stephen D. The Cliff Dwellers and Pueblos. Chicago: American Antiquarian, "Prehistoric America" series, Vol. III, 1899. 8vo, illustrated embossed green cloth boards, 398 pp. PLUS Holmes, W.H. "Part I, Introductory: The Lithic Industries", Handbook of Aboriginal American... > Item Details
Bullrush Chippewa Mat,
Lot # 716 - Bullrush Chippewa Mat,
ca 1900, geometric pattern of running diamonds in purple on natural ground, 41" x 68". > Item Details
Plateau Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 624 - Plateau Beaded Hide Moccasins,
have red wool circles from which radiates a simple beadwork decoration in colors of blue, greasy yellow, and cobalt. Short fringes jut from the heels, legth 9". > 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
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
Santo Domingo Jar,
Lot # 398 - Santo Domingo Jar,
black and red-on-white, globular jar with indented base, floral design on shoulder and scalloped lines on base, interior rim painted red; 9" high x 10.5" diameter. > Item Details
Pair of Seminole Dolls,
Lot # 162 - Pair of Seminole Dolls,
ca 1920, represent a man and a woman in traditional Seminole patchwork cotton clothing. Dolls are constructed of palm fiber and have embroidered features, each 19" high. > Item Details
Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Cylinder,
Lot # 554 - Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Cylinder,
ca. 1890, is made of two pieces of sinew-sewn hide with thread-sewn muslin drawstring throat. Painted in red, blue, and yellow with striped rectangular design and thin black outline. Hide fringe around throat, side, and bottom, height 28.5" x width 10.5". > Item Details
Acoma Polychrome Jar,
Lot # 395 - Acoma Polychrome Jar,
black and orange on white slip with indented base, decorated with geometric designs on body and possible stylized rain bird on neck, "Acoma, New Mex." on bottom; 6.75" high x 8.5" diameter. > 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 Stone War Club,
Lot # 281 - Sioux Stone War Club,
highly polished bi-pointed hardstone head with rawhide wrapped wood handle with horsehair tassel at end, fine old patina, club with handle 19" long with tassel 37" long, ca 1890s. > Item Details
Carl Kauba Bronze,
Lot # 611 - Carl Kauba Bronze,
a 30" high statue on marble base of a Northern Plains Native American in full eagle feather bonnet, bone breast plate and fringed jacket and pants. Signed on bronze base "Kauba." Kauba (1865-1922), was born in Vienna. He was a student of Carl Waschmann and Stefan Schwartz and he traveled extensi... > Item Details
Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
Lot # 8 - Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports,
lot of 4. All Washington (DC): G.P.O., small 4to, in illustrated green cloth boards with gilt highlights. Includes the 8th Annual Report for the years 1886-87, publ. 1891, 298 pp. PLUS 23rd Annual Report for 1901-02, publ. 1904, 634pp. PLUS 29th Annual Report for 1908-09, publ. 1916, 636 pp. AND 30t... > Item Details
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