Our Books - First-Nations-of-North-America

The Athapaskans: Strangers of the North. An International Travelling Exhibition from the Collection of the National Museum of Man, Canada, and the Royal Scottish Museum

4to in card covers; pp. 208; 268 illustrations of artifacts, mostly b&w; map endpapers; bibliography, distribution of Athapaskan peoples in North America, distribution of Northern Athapaskan linguistic... [read more] | $25.00

Left Handed: a Navajo Autobiography.
Dyk, Walter and Ruth.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1980. Octavo. Cloth. Fine / Near Fine. This sequel to "Son of Old Man Hat' covers three years of Left Handed's life at the close of the 1889s. An classic autobiography... [read more] | $30.00

A Brief Concerning an Act to Replace the Indian Act
Lewis, Hunter (Chairman)

Vancouver: Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Civil Liberties Union, Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine in 1950, Bill 267, being legislation to amend the Indian Act, was given first reading in the House... [read more] | $52.00

The Treaties of Canada with The Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories, including the Negotiations on Which They were Based, and Other Information Relating Thereto.
Morris, The Hon. Alexander.

Toronto; Coles Publishing Company, 1971. Facsimile Edition. Octavo;. Hard Cover. Very Good +. This reprint is of the Belfords, Clarke & Co. printing of 1880 (cf Peel 3rd 940). 375 pp. Its value is... [read more] | $40.00

You Are Asked to Witness: The Stó:lō in Canada’s Pacific Coast History
Carlson, Keith Thor (Editor)

Stó:lō Heritage Trust, Chilliwack BC, 1997. Trade paperback, quarto, with gift inscription on title page, Else Near Fine. 208 pp.; map front endpapers with a list of Place Names at p. 197ff;... [read more] | $20.00

Myths and Tales of the White Mountain Apache.
Goodwin, Grenville

Octavo. Cloth. Fine Kraus, Millwood, 1979. Octavo, red cloth without dj as issued. Fine. [xv] + 223 pp. A reprint of the very uncommon 1939 printing by the American Folk-Lore Society. A lovely copy of... [read more] | $55.00

Salish Weaving
Gustafson, Paula

Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, and the University of Washington, 1980. 4to (approx. 12” x 8.5”); Hardcover (paper over boards). Fine / Fine. 131 pp, including bibliography and index. Illustrated... [read more] | $120.00

Property Concepts of the Navaho Indians.
Haile, Berard O.F.M.

The Catholic University of America Press, Washington, 1954. Small octavo in stapled card covers. [viii] + 54 + [2] pp. The volume is No. 17 of this university’s Anthropological Series and in its... [read more] | $30.00

Living With American Indian Art: The Hirschfield Collection
Hirschfield, Alan J. with Terry Winchell

Gibbs Smith, Layton, Utah, 2012. An unmarked, Fine First Edition quarto (12”) in Fine dustjacket; red cloth with silver titles. Photography by W. Garth Dowling; Foreword by Gaylord Torrence, Senior... [read more] | $90.00

Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form
Holm, Bill

Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 1989 (1965). Fine in trade paperback; Monograph No. 1 of the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum. xvii, [2], 3-115 p.; line drawings and photographs throughout;... [read more] | $15.00

Indian School Days
Johnston, Basil H.

Key Porter, Toronto, 1988. First Edition, Fine in dust jacket, 250 p. Glossary, Appendix. Of especial interest is the latter which is a list identifying the children of the school, and what the author... [read more] | $40.00

Ishi: in two worlds. A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
Kroeber, Theodora

University of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles; 1961, with a Foreword by Lewis Gannett. 255 pp.; photographs and frontis port. Ex-library David Aberle, Professor of Anthropology at UBC for... [read more] | $25.00

The Inland Whale
Kroeber, Theodora

Indiana Press, Bloominigton, 1959. Foreword by Oliver La Farge; Drawings by Joseph Crivy. 205 pp.; line drawings; source material cited. Previous owner name stamp verso half-title, Else a Fine copy... [read more] | $30.00

To Run After Them. Cultural and Social Bases of Cooperation in a Navajo Community
Lamphere, Louise

University of Arizona, Tucson,1977. Signed Limited Numbered. Octavo. Cloth. Fine / Very Good +. [xiv] + 230 pp.; illustrations, maps in text, Case Reports, Tables, Bibliography and Index. Signed and inscribed... [read more] | $50.00

The Navaho Door: An Introduction to Navaho Life
Leighton, Lt. Cmdr. Alexander H. and Dorothea C.

Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1945. Foreword by John Collier, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. [xviii] + 149 pp.; map endpapers; illustrated with 34 photos, chart of Navaho Kinship terms, and bibliography.... [read more] | $40.00

Coyoteway: a Navajo Holyway Healing Ceremonial
Luckert, Karl W. and Johnny C. Cooke, Navajo Interpreter.

Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1979. Octavo. Trade Paperback. Near Fine 243 pp., archival photographs and from the author's collection, drawings, index and bibliography. The ceremony is documented... [read more] | $20.00

Navajo Wars: Military Campaigns, Slave Raids and Reprisals.
McNitt, Frank

The University of New Mexico Press, 1972, First Edition. [xii] + 477 pp.; extensive bibliography, index, illustrations, map endpapers. The definitive study from the time of the first Spanish contact.... [read more] | $60.00

Navajo Blessingway Singer: The Autobiography of Frank Mitchell 1881-1967.
Mitchell, Frank. (Charlotte J. Frisbie and David P. McAllester, editors).

Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1978. Octavo. Soft Cover. Very Good + [x] + 446 pp.; illustrated; extensive References and Index. Light 'reading creases' to the front cover, else a clean, unmarked... [read more] | $30.00

Canadian Portraits. Brant Crowfoot Oronhyatekha: Famous Indians.
Monture, Ethel Brant

Clarke, Irwin & Company, Toronto, 1960. Small octavo, Fine in like jacket; First Edition, Signed by the author - a great-great-granddaughter of Joseph Brant - on the title page. “The lives... [read more] | $30.00

Yetsa’s Sweater.
Olsen, Sylvia

Sono Nis Press, Winlaw BC, 2006 (2007). A pristine illustrated quarto in dust wrapper with colour illustrations throughout. “What are you knitting into this sweater, Grandma?” Yetsa asks.... [read more] | $20.00