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Kiowa Memories; Images From Indian Territory, 1880.
McCoy, Ronald
Santa Fe: Morning Star Gallery, 1987. Illus., near fine hardcover in worn dust jacket. Reproductions of fifty ledgerbook drawings with historical annotations.

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Navajos in the Catholic Church Records of New Mexico 1694-1875.
Brugge, David M.
Tsaile, AZ: Navajo Community College Press, 1985. xx, 183pp. Light wear to dj, else near fine. Inscribed by the author. This book is about, well...

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Papagos in the Cotton Fields 1950.
Dobyns, Henry F.
N/P 1950. Original printed wrappers. Slight soil and browing, insignificant scratch on front cover, else very good. Mimeographed on one side and stapled.

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Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs; Arranged from American Indian Ceremonials and Sports
Fletcher, Alice C.
Boston: C. C. Birchard & Company, 1915. 1st ed, hardcover signed, ex-library w/ all usual marks, else very good.

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The Snake-Dance of the Moquis of Arizona
Bourke, John Gregory
Chicago: Rio Grande Press, Inc., 1962. xvi, 371pp, 31 plates. Issued without a dj, slight shelfwear, else near fine. Laird: "This is the earliest attempt by a well-qualified observer to give a full ethnographic account of this ceremony; still invaluable for contemporary details of Kachina activities and Hopi life in general." Facsimile reprint of the rare (and commensurately more expensive) 1884 first edition. Laird Hopi Bibliography 240.

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Dineh Bizad; Navajo, his Language.
Mitchell, F. G.
NY: The Board of National Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., nd (ca.1945) 128pp. 12mo. Original cloth. Externally worn with pencil notes throughout. The extended title continues, "A handbook for beginners in the study of the Navajo language." The original owner (with an address at a trading post in Kayenta, AZ) made extensive use of the book making notes of pronunciation, words and phrases. Some of the phrases are telling, including "camp no good," and "can I take picture."

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First Penthouse Dwellers of America
Underhill, Ruth M.
Santa Fe: Laboratory of Anthropology, 1946. Later ed. hardcover, vg in slightly shelfworn and price clipped dj.

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All that Glitters.
Anderson, Duane
Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, 1999. xiii, 199pp, illus. Signed by the author. Near fine in slightly rubbed dj. The emergence of Native American Micaceous art pottery in Northern New Mexico. Lavishly illustrated with many color photos. Eight of the photographs of pots have been signed by their creators.

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A Bibliography of the Constitutions and Laws of the American Indians.
Hargrett, Lester
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1947. xxi, 124pp. Dust jacket tanned, previous owner's name stamp on ffep, else very good. A thorough descriptive list of 225 printed constitutions, statutes, session acts and resolutions passed by properly authorized bodies of the Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Creek (or Muskogee) Nation), Indian Territory, Nez Perce tribe, Omaha Tribe, Osage Nation, Ottawa Tribe, Sac and Fox Nation, Seminole Nation, Seneca Nation, State of Sequoyah, Stockbridge and Munsee Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe. Each chapter begins with a brief history of the tribe or nation and each entry contains useful biographical, historical and bibliographical notes. The author states that many of these items have not been "recorded in any connection, and the scant biographical information about the others are widely scattered and often imperfect."

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Studies of the Yacqui Indians of Sonora, Mexico.
Holden, W. C.
Lubbock, TX: Texas Technological College, 1936. Small softcover, very good. Scientific Series, Bulletin No. 2.

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Havasupai Baskets and their Makers: 1930-1940.
McKee, Barbara and Edwin and Joyce Herold
Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Press, 1975. xvii, 142pp, illus. Small nick from the front panel of the dj, else near fine. Documents a collection of fine, handcrafted baskets made by tribal people living in the far westernmost portion of the Grand Canyon.

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Hopi Proper Names.
Voth,, H.R.
Chicago: Field Columbian Museum, 1905. 65-113pp. Original printed wraps. Name stamp on title page, minor edge chipping, else near fine. Heinrich Richert Voth (1855-1931) was a Russian born missionary with a knack for languages and a keen interest in Native American cultures. He established the first Mennonite mission for the Hopi at Oraibi in Arizona where he earned a controversial reputation for forcing his way into sacred rituals and preaching loudly in the Hopi language. Still, he studied native customs, and carefully recorded Hopi rituals and daily life, collecting an impressive array of artifacts. He published extensively, his listings taking up almost four pages in David Laird's Hopi Bibliography. The following quote, and the ones following, are from Laird: "Gives the meanings of hundreds of Hopi proper names and includes a general section about prefixes

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Indians of the Enchanted Desert
Crane, Leo
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1925. 1st edition hardcover, prev. owner's inscription on ffep, TEG, lt soiling to bottom edge from shelf, else vg in illustrated cloth. No dj.

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By the Prophet of the Earth
Curtin, L. S. M.
Santa Fe: San Vicente Foundation, Inc., 1949. 158pp, illus. Minor spotting on the boards, owner's name on ffep, else very good. An ethnography of the Pima Indians with much on native plants and their uses.

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The Indian in American Literature
Keiser, Albert
New York: Oxford University Press, 1933. 1st edition hardcover, prev. owner's name onffep, else vg in sl. worn dj.

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Pueblo Indian Folk-Tales, Probably of Spanish Provenance.
Parsons, Elsie Clews
np: JAFL, 1918. Pamphlet reprinted from Journal of American Folk-Lore, unopened w/o covers.

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Notes on Iroquois Archeology.
Skinner, Alanson
NY: Heye Foundation, 1921. 216pp, illus, 2 folding maps. Boards faded, previous owner bookplate on front pastedown, signs of sticker removal on ffep, interir otherwise clean and very good. Part of the Indian Notes and Monographs, a Series of Publications relating to the American Aborigines, edited by F.W. Hodge. The author notes that while the material culture of the Iroquois was not as advanced as their political institutions, it was superior to the surrounding tribes. A well illustrated study.

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The Rain-Makers.
Coolidge, Mary Roberts
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. xiii, 326pp, illus, map ep. Some wear to dust jacket with minor fading, gift inscription inside ffep, a newspaper clipping laid onto the half title has left a perfect newspaper clipping size brown stain, withal a very good copy. The jacket copy reads, "A detailed, scientific, yet completely readable study of the Pueblo Indians and of the picturesque region they inhabit." A reasonable, one volume survey of southwestern Indians with chapters on the Apache, Navajo, and Colorado River tribes.

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The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest.
Josephy, Jr., Alvin M.
New Haven, CT:: Yale University Press, 1965. 1st edition. xx, 705pp, maps and illus. Near fine in a very good dj. A history of the tribe from Lewis and Clark to the retreat of Chief Joseph.

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Walapai Ethnography.
Kroeber, A.L., ed.
Menasha: American Anthropological Association, 1935. 235pp, illus, 2 folding maps. Printed wrappers, rebound in cloth. Edge wear, corner of front wrap chipped as are first few pages, but no loss of text. Interior clean. The Walapai are a Colorado River tribe in northwest Arizona. This scarce volume contains reports from the first field expedition sponsored by the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe.

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Sequoyah of Earth and Intellect
Kilpatrick, Jack Frederick
Austin: Encino Press, 1965. Limited ed. hardcover, 1/550, prev owners name on half title page, else fine in matching paper slipcase.

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History in Their Blood
Dempsey, Hugh A.
NY: Hudson Hills Press, 1982. 1st American edition. VG hardcover in price clipped else VGdj. The Indian portraits of Nicholas de Grandmaison.

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Gettysburg, Manila, Acoma.
Masters, Edgar Lee
New York: Horace Liveright, 1930. 219pp. Limited edition, #158/375, signed, deckle edged, some pages uncut, previous owner's nameplate, else very good hardcover without dust jacket.

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The Basket Weavers of Arizona.
Robinson, Bert
Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, 1954. xii, 164pp, illus. Edgewear to dj with minor loss, else clean and very good. A scarce book on what the author calls a "vanishing art."

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The North-Americans of Yesterday.
Dellenbaugh, Frederick S.
NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1901. xxvi, 487pp, illus. Decorative boards. Perhaps some darkening to the external cloth, else clean and near fine. The extended title continues, "A Comparative Study of North-American Indian Life Customs, and Products, on the Theory of the Ethnic Unity of the Race." Dellenbaugh seems to have relied primarily on secondary sources for his study. But good ones; he cites the publications of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Parkman, Bandelier, Schoolcraft, and Bancroft among other scholars.

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Sun Father's Way; the Kiva Murals of Kuaua.
Dutton, Bertha P.
Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, 1963. First edition. viii, 237pp, illus. Dust jacket soiled and stained with short edge tears. Book clean and very good. This documents the excavation and discoveries at a pueblo ruin near Bernalillo, NM. The main part deals with the many layers of paintings uncovered on a kiva wall and on the symbolism of the images and light they shed on the puebloan culture of late 15th and early 16th centuries.

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Ethnography and Philology of the Hidatsa Indians.
Matthews, Washington
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1877. Recased with original cloth boards showing usual wear, spine strip retained with loss at end of title, else interior is clean and very good. Issued as Miscellaneous Publications No. 7 of the US Geological and Geographical Survey, Matthews was the then Assistant Surgeon for the US Army. In two sections, the first dealing with the ethnography of the Hidatsa - also known as the Gros Ventres of the Missouri or the Minitari - the second with the tribe's language, concluding with a Hidatsa dictionary. F. V Hayden was the Geologist-in-Charge at the time and he determined that this treatise was of such merit that it should be published as a separate volume to give credit due to Matthews and credit to the importance of the work rather than to include it in Hayden's later published reports.

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The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890.
Mooney, James
Glorieta, NM: Rio Grande Press, 1973, [xxii], 641-1136pp, illus, map ep. Original printed leatherette covered boards issued without a dust jacket. Cloth on spine somewhat wrinkled, else near fine. Facsimile reprint of Part Two of the Fourteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, originally published by the Government Printing Office in 1896. With a new publisher's preface and an introduction by Bernard Fontana, this is still the best account of the Sioux massacre of 1890 at Wounded Knee in South Dakota, coupled with the author's description of the revival of the Sioux's Ghost-Dance Religion and its place in precipitating the conflict.

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The Indians of The Terraced Houses.
Saunders, Charles Francis
NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. xx, 293pp, illus. Slight wear to extremities, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, slight wear to extremities, internally clean and very good. A personal account from the author's observations and from available published sources. The Snake Dance at Walpi, problems of overland travel, administrative problems, acculturation, and may other topics get specific treatment. Includes one of the earliest published detailed descriptions of the newly founded Hopi village of Hoetvilla. Laird Hopi Bibliography 2319 "An enjoyable, informative book."

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History of the Catholic Missions Among the Indian Tribes of the United States 1529-1854
Shea, John Gilmary
NY: Excelsior Catholic Publishing House, 1855 Later printing. 514, 4pp, 3 engraved portraits plus engraved frontis. Slight edge wear, gilt title on spine and front board bright, internally clean save for a private library stamp on the title page, a near fine copy. A history of the missions with much on the Jesuits in New France but including several chapters on the Spanish missions in New Mexico, Florida, Texas, and California. Howes 361.

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Songs of the Tewa
Spinden, Herbert Joseph
NY: Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, Inc., 1933. Hardcover in printed boards lightly soiled and evidence of water mark on boards but no damage to interior of book, else very good.

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Songs of the Tewa.
Spinden, Herbert Joseph, transl.
New York: The Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, Inc., 1933. 1st ed., hardcover, prev. owner's name stamped on bottom edge and ffep , tp to p 6 have printer's crease down center, else vg.

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The Oraibi Marau Ceremony bound with Brief Miscellaneous Hopi Papers.
Voth, H. R.
Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1912. 149pp, 57 plates. Quality reprint in cloth, near fine. "A composite and detailed description of the ceremony in both its winter and summer versions, based on Voth's observations in 1897,1901 and 1903," and "Six separate items describing various aspects of Hopi Culture as observed by he author during his many years among themÉ" Laird 2730 and 2727.

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The Oraibi Summer Snake Ceremony.
Voth, H. R.
Chicago: Field Columbian Museum, 1901. 267-358pp, 148-219 plates. Later cloth binding, may be a quality reprint (and so priced), withal a tight, near fine copy. "A very detailed account of the famous Snake Dance. Voth had the trust of the Hopi and thus saw virtually eery part of the ceremony. The photographs are, for the most part, excellent." Laird 2735

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The Book of the American Indian.
Garland, Hamlin
NY: Harper & Brothers, 1923. Later printing (lacks "first edition" and has later code on copyright page), foxing on title page, slight crease to first few pages, front hinge starting, else good hardcover in slightly chipped dj, illustrated by Remington.

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The Tarahumara; An Indian Tribe of Northern Mexico
Bennett, Wendell C. and Robert M. Zingg
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1935. 1st edition HB, previous owners name stamped on title page and top and bottom edges, bookplate on ffep, hinge starting, else very good.

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Bibliography of North American Indian Art.
Harding, Anne D. and Patricia Bolling
Washington, DC: Indian Arts & Crafts Board, Department of Interior, nd. Very good hardcover, discreet ex-lib stamps, w/o dj as issued.

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Pueblo Indian Embroidery.
Mera, H.P.
Santa Fe: Laboratory of Anthropology, 1943. First edition. (vi), 73pp, illus. Original printed wrappers. Slight soil and rubbing, else near fine. A study of the style and techniques of one of the least known of the southwestern Indian arts. The twenty six plates include some color.

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Nee Hemish; A History of Jemez Pueblo
Sando, Joe S.
Albuquerque, NM: UNM Press, 1982. 1st edition. xviii, 258pp, illus. Near fine book in a dust jacket with slight soil and edgewear. Inscribed by the author. Sando - himself a Jemez Indian - interprets the history, traditions, and lifeways of his people. A scarce title.

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The Oraibi Oaqol Ceremony.
Voth, H. R.
Chicago: Field Columbian Museum, 1903. 46pp, 28 plates. Original printed wrappers. Name stamp on ffep, slight edgewear and browning, else near fine. "After brief introductory descriptions the text is a day by day account of the nine day ceremony as observed by the author on different occasions." Laird 2733.

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Pottery Southwest.
Albuquerque Archaeological Society
Aluquerque: Albuquerque Archaeological Society, 1974-96. Quarterly periodical. This is a complete run from Volume I Number 0 (a one page prospectus soliciting subscriptions and articles) through Volume 23 Number 1. Issues are from four to fourteen pages, most six or eight. Very good in a basic clip binder. According to the prospectus, "Pottery Southwest will contain brief contributions on current research projects of the pottery of the southwest. This area includes Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas and Oklahoma, southern Colorado, Utah and Nevada, and northern Mexico." Additionally the journal had letters, announcements, notices, reviews and pretty much anything else of interest to the archaeological community. Initially, there were occasional line drawings graduating to photocopied photos and at least one color insert. Obviously a nonprofit, volunteer project, the effort had a pretty good run.

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A Preliminary Study of the Pueblo of Taos New Mexico
Miller, Merton Leland
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1898. First edition. 48pp, plates. Original printed wrappers. A couple of minor chips to the wraps, one plate almost loose, previous owner's name on front wrap, else near fine. A very early account of the Pueblo based on first hand observation submitted by Miller as his dissertation in anthropology. In a contemporary review, Charles Lummis said of the monograph, "Merton Leland Miller has printed A Preliminary Study of the Pueblo of Taos, N.M., the results of his three months in that interesting village in 1896. The paper is a creditable one, leaning largely on Bandelier; and is marred by few errors of fact or of judgement."

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Traits of American Indian Life & Character.
A Fur Trader
San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. 1 of 500. [xii], 107pp, illus, prospectus laid in. No dj as issued, light shelf wear. A very good copy. Sketches of life in Oregon, mostly concerning Indians with some information on the fur trade. Originally published anonymously in 1853, there was some controversy over the authorship - Howes lists Duncan Finlayson - but I'll go with Wagner-Camp-Becker. Ogden (1790-1854) was a successful agent for the Hudson's Bay Company who explored much of the Rocky Mountain west when the term still meant something. The story of the massacre of Jedidiah Smith's party on the Umpqua River in 1828 seems to be quoted in Smith's own words. An attractive Grabhorn production. Howes F139, W-C-B 232.

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Isleta Paintings with The Artist of "Isleta Paintings" in Pueblo Society.
Parsons, Elsie Clews and Esther S. Goldfrank.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1962/1967. Two volumes. xvi, 299pp, illus; vi, 227pp, illus. Parsons volume near fine in like dj, Goldfrank volume issued without dj, lightly rubbed, else near fine. In the late 1930's an anonymous informant from Isleta provided Parsons with over 100 watercolors of Pueblo ceremony and life shown here in full page reproductions with commentary. Following the informant's death, Goldfrank revealed his name and reproduced his lengthy correspondence with Parsons in the second volume here. An inside look at Pueblo life that could not be duplicated today.

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Plains Indian Drawings 1865-1935
Berlo, Janet Catherine, ed.
NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1996. 240pp, illus. Near fine in like dj. The most comprehensive treatment to date of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Plains Indian drawings published to accompany an extensive exhibition organized by the Drawing Center, New York. Featured are thirty-six artists from the Lakota, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Arapaho tribes, many previously unknown even to experts in the field. There are eight essays, four artist statements and color reproductions of 153 ledger drawings with commentary.

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The "Rain Bird"; A Study in Pueblo Design.
Mera, H.P.
Santa Fe: Laboratory of Anthropology, 1937. [iv], 113pp, 48 plates. Original printed stiff paper covers. Slight soil and minor corner bumps, else clean and very good. A detailed examination of the "rain bird" motif, one of the basic designs in pottery decoration throughout the southwest, and how it has gone through regional adaptations. The first book illustrated by Tom Lea.

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The Oraibi Soyal Ceremony.
Voth, H. R. and George Dorsey
Chicago: Field Columbian Museum, 1901. 59pp, 37 plates. Original printed wrappers. "The most comprehensive work in the Soyal. More than half the volume is photographs or other illustrations with descriptionsÉ" Laird 619.

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In the Presence of the Sun; A Gathering of Shields.
Momaday, N. Scott
Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, 1992. Number 53 of 114. No pagination (44pp), illus. Near fine in like slipcase. Sixteen illustrations of plains Indian shields each with a page of text facing. To a limited extent the shields are armor, but first and foremost they are medicine. A handsome production done by the Rydal Press in Santa Fe.

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Skystone and Silver; The Collector's Book of Southwest Indian Jewelry
Rosnek, Carl and Joseph Stacey
New York 1976 1st edition hardcover, previous owner's inscrip. on ffep, else vg in very good dj.

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Lot of 7 Pamphlets
Akweks, Aren (Ray Fadden or Tehanetorens)
Hogansburg, NY: Akwesasne Counselor Organization, 1947. All with light soil and wear, else near fine. Ray Fadden (1910-2005) was a Mohawk educator who was passionately involved in the preservation of Iroquois culture as early as the 1940's. He founded numerous Iroquois heritage programs, including establishing the Six Nations Indian Museum with his own resources on family land, and published more than two dozen pamphlets under the name Aren Akweks. Each of these pamphlets deals with some aspect of the history, culture and legends of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy combining text and pictographs to tell a traditional story. The titles include, The Formation of the Ho-de-no-sau-ne or League of the Five Nations (28pp), The Gift of the Great Spirit (12pp), Sa-ko-ri-on-nie-ni, Our Great Teacher (28pp), The Seven Dancers (8pp), The Great Gift, Tobacco (8pp), The Story of the Monster Bear, the Great Dipper (8pp), Why We Have Mosquitoes (8pp).

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