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  • Native American Creation Mythsby Jeremiah Curtin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    In retelling Native American creation myths, Harvard-educated linguist and ethnographer Jeremiah Curtin (1835?1906) provides readers with compelling narratives of the origin of the earth and its creatures. Accounts of conflicts, happenings, and methods by which an earlier world of man changed into the now-existing one, these tribal tales largely describe... more...

  • Everyday Life of the North American Indianby Jon Manchip White

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Well-researched and highly readable study provides in-depth views of the daily life, times, and culture of the Native American athlete, warrior, spouse, and parent; witch doctor, worshipper, artist and craftsman. 107 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • American Indian Storiesby Zitkala-Sa

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    Born on South Dakota's Yankton Reservation in 1876, Zitkala-Sa felt "as free as the wind that blew my hair, and no less spirited than a bounding deer." At the age of 8, she traded her freedom for the iron discipline of a Quaker boarding school. Forever afterward, the Lakota Sioux author struggled to find a balance between Indian and white society.... more...

  • Authentic American Indian Beadwork and How to Do Itby Pamela Stanley-Millner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.95

    This start-to-finish guide enables even beginners to create beautiful beadwork based on authentic Native American designs. Step-by-step instructions include diagrams for 71 patterns for bead weaving and applique weaving. more...

  • Authentic Indian Designsby Maria Naylor

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    Largest collection anywhere: 2,500 authentic illustrations of bowls, bottles and pipes, geometric and floral patterns on beadwork, pictographs, symbolic tipi decorations, masks, basket weaves, Hopi katchina figures, much more. more...

  • Indian Blankets and Their Makersby George Wharton James

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.99

    History, old-style wool blankets, changes brought about by traders, symbolism of design and color, a Navajo weaver at work, more. Emphasis on Navajo. Includes information on the Bayeta blanket, squaw dresses, dyeing, belts, garters, hair braids, imitation blankets, the Chimayó blanket, and reliable dealers. 254 illustrations, 32 in color. more...

  • Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume Iby George Catlin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    Volume 1 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians includes fascinating information on ceremonies, rituals, the hunt, warfare, and much more. Total in set: 312 plates. more...

  • The Myths of the North American Indiansby Lewis Spence

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux, prefaced by an extensive historical and ethnological commentary. Simply written tales of warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces are suitable reading for youngsters and entertaining enough for adults. 36 illustrations. more...

  • The Ghost-Dance Religion and Wounded Kneeby James Mooney

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    Classic of American anthropology explores messianic cult behind Indian resistance, from Pontiac to the 1890s. Extremely detailed, thorough account, citing many primary documents as well as Mooney's own anthropological data. Originally published in 1896 as Part Two of Bureau of American Ethnology Report XIV . 38 plates, 49 other illustrations. more...

  • Decorative Art of the Southwestern Indiansby Dorothy S. Sides

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95

    The decorative art of the Indians of the American Southwest has long been recognized as one of the most beautiful art traditions in the primitive world. It demonstrates a technical skill with simple materials, a symbolic richness, and a faculty for creating rich effects by the imaginative use of ornament that are all almost unique. Museums use Pueblo... more...