Under Your Feet: The Story of the American Mound Builders

By: King, Blanche Busey

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King, Blanche Busey. Under Your Feet: The Story of the American Mound Builders. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc., 1939, first ed. Hardcover with dust jacket, green cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 15 by 22.3 cm, color frontis image, xii 169 pp. illus. Hardcover is very good with minor crimping at the head of the spine; unclipped jacket is fair with scuffing and edge wear and chips. Signed by the author with a lengthy inscription on the front pastedown. From the 1939 Kirkus review: “The author is an archaeologist and writes about the discoveries revealed in the opening of the King Mounds in Wickliffe, Kentucky, and draws conclusions and conjectures on the habits of these ancient Mound Builders. The origin of these people was undoubtedly Asiatic and, in a period when the Bering Strait was bridged by fords, many must have crossed to North America. The Mound Builders themselves were probably American Indians of 1,000 years ago, sun and fire worshippers, delighting in ornamentation, brilliant craftsmen. Inclusion of verse and legends makes this a layman's book.”

Title: Under Your Feet: The Story of the American Mound Builders

Author Name: King, Blanche Busey

Categories: Native American,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc.: 1939

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: by author

Seller ID: 2644