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1 BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. Volume V. The Native Races. Vol. V. Primitive History.
San Francisco: The History Co., 1886. 1886 
8vo. xi, 796 pp. Folding maps, index. Original decorative gilt-stamped black leather, a.e.g.; extremities rubbed with chipped tail, head and corners, else very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 BROWN, Lady Richmond (1885-1946). Unknown Tribes, Uncharted Seas.
New York: D. Appleton, 1925. 1925 
8vo. xvi, 268 pp. 52 photo illustrations, including the frontispiece, index; foxed. Gilt and blind-stamped blue cloth; extremities rubbed, boards showing, soiled. AUTHOR INSCRIPTION on half title, "To Mrs. Austin James In memory of many happy hours from the author..." Very good. First American edition. Unusual account of a female explorer in the 1920's, covering life among Native Indian and Mongolian groups living on the Panamanian coast, specifically the San Blas and the Chucunaque tribes. See: Howgego. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 MOONEY, James (1861-1921). "Myths of the Cherokee" [in] Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1897-98 [2 volumes].
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1900. 1900 
2 volumes. Large 8vo. xcii, 576; [2], 571-1160 pp. Frontispiece, 79 plates, 49 figures, indices. Gilt-stamped triple-ruled green cloth, front cover pictorials; extremities worn, hinges cracked, binding shaky but holding. Good. FIRST EDITION of Mooney's seminal work on the Cherokees, featuring beautiful color plates and maps. "Myths of the Cherokee" comprises the entire first volume, along with the Bureau's administrative notes. Mooney "was an American ethnographer who lived for several years among the Cherokee. He did major studies of Southeastern Indians, as well as those on the Great Plains. His most notable works were his ethnographic studies of the Ghost Dance after Sitting Bull's death in 1890, a widespread 19th-century religious movement among various Native American culture groups, and the Cherokee: The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees (1891), and Myths of the Cherokee (1900), all published by the US Bureau of American Ethnology" (Wikipedia). Other papers include "Tusayan Migration Traditions" and "Notes on Tusayan, Snake, and Flute Ceremonies" by Jesse Walter Fewkes, "Localization of Tusayan Clans" by Cosmos Mindeleff, "Mounds in Northern Honduras" by Thomas Gann, "Mayan Calendar Systems" and "Numeral Systems of Mexico and Central America" by Cyrus Thomas, "Primitive Numbers" by W. J. McGee, and "The Wild Rice Gatherers of the Upper Lakes: A Study in American Primitive Economics" by Albert Ernest Jenks. First Edition. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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