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The Bella Coola Indians - Two Volumes, McIlwraith, T F
61 McIlwraith, T F The Bella Coola Indians - Two Volumes
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1992 Second Printing Softcover Fine in Wraps 763,672 pp. 8VO 
The definitive ethnographic study of the Nuxalk Indians of British Columbia. Originally published in 1948. New introduction by John Barker. Black and white illustrations. A fascimile reissue of McIlwraith's classic work. Heavy, special shipping considerations may apply. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Tsimshian Culture : A Light Through the Ages, Miller, Jay
62 Miller, Jay Tsimshian Culture : A Light Through the Ages
Lincoln University of Nebraska Press 1997 008323192x First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 202 pp 8VO 
Red ink number in top corner of preliminary page, otherwise fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Social Economy of the Tlingit Indians, Oberg, Kalervo
63 Oberg, Kalervo The Social Economy of the Tlingit Indians
Seattle University of Washington Press 1973 0295952903 / 9780295952901 First Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 146 pp. 8VO 
Illustrated with black and white photos. Foreword by Wilson Duff. Lightest of wear to book, owner's name on front endpaper, jacket worn at spine extremities. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Oowahweendahmahgawin owh tabanemenung Jesus Christ, keähnekuhnootuhbeëgahdag anwamand egewh Ahneshenahbag Ojibway anindjig (New Testament Bible in Ojibwa), O’MEARA, FREDERICK AUGUSTUS
64 O’MEARA, FREDERICK AUGUSTUS Oowahweendahmahgawin owh tabanemenung Jesus Christ, keähnekuhnootuhbeëgahdag anwamand egewh Ahneshenahbag Ojibway anindjig (New Testament Bible in Ojibwa)
Toronto Bell & Co. 1874 Hardcover Good 771 pp. 12MO 1
Originally issued in 1856, both printings are scarce. Text entirely in Ojibwa except for the publisher information on the title page and the running chapter heads. Frederick O'Mears (1814-1888) was an Anglican clergyman, missionary and translator. Born in County Wexford, after graduating from Trinity College he was drawn to missionary work and came to Canada in 1838. After several postings he was assigned to Manitoulin Island in Georgian Bay where the British government was trying to resettle large numbers of Ojibwa. He arrived in 1941 and spent 18 years there. He translated a number of works into Ojibwa including The faith and duty of a Christian, 1844; the Book of Common Prayer, 1846; the Four Gospels, 1850; the New Testament, 1854; and the Psalms, 1856. Ultimately, however, the mission failed although the nearby well-established Catholic mission met with some success and O'Meara moved on to other endeavours. This copy is in original sheep rebacked with brown library book tape. A non-circulating ex-library copy with no pocket and with several stamps, a donation label on the front endpaper overlain with a barcode label and square labels on the title page and the first page of text. Paper label on the spine and a large library label on the rear board. The leather is worn and scuffed but solid. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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Seventeenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1895-96- Part 2 only, Powell, J W (Editor)
65 Powell, J W (Editor) Seventeenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1895-96- Part 2 only
Washington Government Printing Office 1898 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 467-479 pp. 4TO 
Contains Navaho houses by Cosmos Mindeleff and Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895. Navaho Houses is illustrated with black and white drawing and photographs. The Expedition is illustrated with black and white photos, many full page printed on glossy stock as well as some very nice full page colour chromolithographs of pottery. Bound in half morocco, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Edgewear and scuffing, heavier on the corners. Heavy, special shipping considerations may apply. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Interpretive Contexts for Traditional and Current Coast Tsimshian Feasts, Rath, John C
66 Rath, John C Interpretive Contexts for Traditional and Current Coast Tsimshian Feasts
Ottawa National Museum of Canada 1985 First Edition Softcover Near Fine in Wraps 4TO 
National Museum of Man Mercury Series. Canadian Ethnology Service Paper No. 98. A unique reference. Oversized softcover with lightest of wear 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Native Tribes of British Columbia, Ravenhill, Alice
67 Ravenhill, Alice The Native Tribes of British Columbia
Victoria King's Printer 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 142 pp. 8VO 
Illustrated with black and white photos, foldout map at front of book. Bound in gilt-titled green cloth with totem pole vignette on front cover. Owner's name on FFEP, very light wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Bill Reid and the Haida Canoe, Reid, Martine J. (editor)
68 Reid, Martine J. (editor) Bill Reid and the Haida Canoe
Madeira Park, BC Harbour Publishing 2011 1550175580 / 9781550175585 First Edition Softcover Fine in Wraps 152 pp. 4TO 
Large softcover with French flaps. Beautifully produced and illustrated. As new. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Mission to Little Grand Rapids: Life With the Anishinabe 1927-1938, Schuetze, Luther L.
69 Schuetze, Luther L. Mission to Little Grand Rapids: Life With the Anishinabe 1927-1938
Vancouver Creative Connections 2001 1894694023 / 9781894694025 First Edition Softcover Fine in Wraps 208 pp. 8VO 
A missionary's memoirs of his time with the Cree in Northern Manitoba. Black and white photos. As new and unread. Postage will be reduced for this item. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Guests Never Leave Hungry : The Autobiography of James Sewid, a Kwakiutl Indian, Sewid, James; Spradley, James P. (editor)
70 Sewid, James; Spradley, James P. (editor) Guests Never Leave Hungry : The Autobiography of James Sewid, a Kwakiutl Indian
New Haven Yale University Press 1969 Second Printing Hardcover NF/VG 320 pp. 8VO 
Illustrated with black and white photos. Sewid's biography illustrates the difficult transition between a traditional culture and modern western culture. Light wear, jacket torn at rear upper flap fold. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Nkwala, Sharp, Edith Lambert (ill William Winter)
71 Sharp, Edith Lambert (ill William Winter) Nkwala
Boston & Toronto Little Brown 1958 First Edition Hardcover VG/VG 125 pp. 8VO 
Winner of the Little Brown Canada Children's Book Award. The story of the Nkwala and his quest to lead the Spokan people to a new land. Jacket worn with a number of small chips and tears. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Pipes That Won't Smoke, Coal That Won't Burn: Haida Sculpture in Argillite, Sheehan, Carol; Marsh, Ron
72 Sheehan, Carol; Marsh, Ron Pipes That Won't Smoke, Coal That Won't Burn: Haida Sculpture in Argillite
Calgary Glenbow Museum 1981 0919224202 / 9780919224209 First Edition Softcover VG in Wraps 214 pp. 4TO 
A beautifully produced and illustrated book publised to accompany an exhibition at the Glenbow Museum. Bound in stiff card covers. Light wear to edges. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Songs of the Tewa, Spinden, Herbert Joseph
73 Spinden, Herbert Joseph Songs of the Tewa
Santa Fe Sunstone Press 1993 0865341931 / 9780865341937 Second Edition Softcover NF in Wraps 125 pp. 8VO 
American Indian Home songs, Sacred Chants, Ceremonial Songs and Magic Songs and Prayers. Very light wear. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Tribal Boundaries in the Nass Watershed, Sterrit, Neil J et al
74 Sterrit, Neil J et al Tribal Boundaries in the Nass Watershed
Vancouver UBC Press 1998 0774806613 / 9780774806619 First Edition Softcover Fine in Wraps 332 pp. 8VO 
Illustrated with black and white maps. Perhaps the most significant body of evidence ever compiled to show the existence of Aboriginal Title anywher in North America. A fine copy, seemingly unread. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Indian Fishing : Early Methods on the Northwest Coast, Stewart, Hilary
75 Stewart, Hilary Indian Fishing : Early Methods on the Northwest Coast
Seattle University of Washington Press 1977 0295955562 / 9780295955568 First US Edition Hardcover NF/VG 180 pp. Square 8VO 
Very well illustrated with black and white drawings and photos. Jacket edgeworn with tears around head of spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Katzie Ethnographic Notes [together with] The Faith of a Coast Salish Indian, Suttles, Wayne; Diamond Jenness
76 Suttles, Wayne; Diamond Jenness Katzie Ethnographic Notes [together with] The Faith of a Coast Salish Indian
Victoria British Columbia Provincial Museum 1979 0771880863 / 9780771880865 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Wraps 92 pp. 4TO 
Anthropology in British Columbia Memoirs 2 & 3. Illustrated with black and white maps. Very light wear, Anthropology stamp on front and bottom edges, some old evidence of silverfish on covers. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Indians of the Southeastern United States, Swanton, John R
77 Swanton, John R The Indians of the Southeastern United States
Washington Government Printing Bureau 1946 First Edition Softcover VG in Wraps 943 pp + 105 plates 8VO 
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 137. Illustrated with black and white plates, mapa and charts, many foldout. Dogeared corners, rear joint splitting at bottom, owner's stamp on front cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Tales of the North American Indians - Selected and Annotated, Thompson, Stith
78 Thompson, Stith Tales of the North American Indians - Selected and Annotated
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1929 First Edition Hardcover VG- 386 pp. 8VO 1
Ruth Benedict's copy and signed by her on the front endpaper. Large folding map of North America at rear. Bound in red cloth, TEG, gilt titles on spine. Spine faded with wear to extremities. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Plants in British Columbia Indian Technology, Turner, Nancy
79 Turner, Nancy Plants in British Columbia Indian Technology
Victoria Royal British Columbia Provincial Museum 191979 0771881177 / 9780771881176 First Edition Softcover VG in wraps 304 pp. 12MO 
One of the most wanted of the BC Museum's series of Handbooks. Number 38 in the series. Illustrated in black and white. Light wear. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Nisga'a Final Agreement, Nisga'a Final Agreement and Appendices - 2 Volumes, UNCREDITED
80 UNCREDITED Nisga'a Final Agreement, Nisga'a Final Agreement and Appendices - 2 Volumes
Ottawa Governments of Canada & British Columbia 1998 First Edition Softcover NF in Wraps 252, 462 pp. 4TO 
The historic agreement between Canada, British Columbia and the Nisga'a Nation complete in two volumes. One foldout map in Volume 1, many in Volume 2. In fine condition but for a small stain on the rear cover of Volume 1. A heavy set. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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