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The Modern Growth of the Totem Pole on the Northwest Coast (Pamphlet)

Author: Barbeau, Marius (1883-1969) Publisher: Smithsonian Institution (offprint) Pub Date: 1940 Binding: Paperback Condition: Good.  Stapled binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Angular area of sun-fading on front cover at spine edge.  Appears unused. Notes: Pamphlet.  Offprint from the Smithsonian Report for 1939, pages 491-498.  Totem poles were not symbols of pagan gods. …

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Maize–Our Heritage From the Indian (Pamphlet)

Author: Kempton, J. H. (James Howard) (1891-1970) Publisher: Smithsonian Institution (Offprint) Pub Date: 1938 Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair to Good.  Stapled binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s name on upper front cover.  Some sun-fading to front spine edge.  Light edge and corner wear. Notes: Pamphlet.  Offprint from Smithsonian Report for 1937, pages…

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Notes on Hillers’ Photographs of the Paiute and Ute Indians Taken on the Powell Expedition of 1873 (Pamphlet)

Author: Steward, Julian H. (1902-1972) Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Pub Date: 1939 (First edition) Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair.  Binding tight.  Previous owners’ stamp on inside front cover.  Front cover has two creases, one from top to bottom edges, the second from recto edge to lower spine corner.  Front lower spine edge has approx. 1/2″ tear.  Title…

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The Coming of Man from Asia in the Light of Recent Discoveries (Pamphlet)

Author: Hrdlička, Aleš (1869-1943) Publisher: Smithsonian Institution (offprint) Pub Date: 1936 Binding: Paperback Condition: 2 copies.  Copy 1 (FL): Fair to Good.  Stapled binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s name hand-written on upper front cover.   Sun-fading to front and rear spine edges.  Some edge and corner wear.  Copy 2 (FL): Fair to…

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Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 volume set)

Editor: Hodge, Frederick Webb  (1864-1956) Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Pub Date: 1912 (both volumes) Binding: Hardcover Condition: Part 1: Fair to Good.  Binding tight (see Notes).  No tears.  Gift inscription and previous owner’s stamp on ffep, along with bookstore label.  Without dust jacket, as issued.  Lower corner from ffep to about page 50 has a 1/4″…

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Basin-Plateau Aboriginal Sociopolitical Groups

Author: Steward, Julian H.  (1902-1972) Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Pub Date: 1938 (First edition) Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No tears.  Previous owner’s name stamped on title page and top text block.  Sticker residue on upper front cover corner.  Lower front cover corner and almost every page throughout the text has an approx.…

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The Seri (Pamphlet)

Author: Kroeber, A.L.  (Alfred Louis) (1876-1960) Publisher: Southwest Museum Pub Date: 1964 (Reprint edition) Binding: Paperback Condition: Fair to Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s stamp on ffep/title page.  Very light edge and corner wear.  Appears unused. Notes: Southwest Museum Papers Number Six.  Kroeber made his field studies of the Siri…

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The Papago Indians of Arizona and Their Relatives The Pima (Pamphlet)

Author: Underhill, Ruth (1883-1984) Publisher: Bureau of Indian Affairs Pub Date: 1965 (Third printing) Binding: Paperback Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Slight sun-fading to front and rear covers at spine edge.  Very light edge and corner wear.  Appears unused. Notes:  I’m not quite sure who the market for this pamphlet…

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Homol’ovi: A Cultural Crossroads (Pamphlet)

Author: Walker, William H. Publisher: Arizona Archaeological Society Pub Date: 1996 Binding: Paperback Condition: Good.  Binding tight.  No marks, tears, bends or folds.  Light edge and corner wear. Notes: Pamphlet.  Homol’ovi is actually a collection of seven ancestral Hopi Pueblos, occupied between A.D. 1260-1400, though there is evidence of occupation as early as A.D. 620. …

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