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The Emigrant Indians of Wyandotte County

By: Connelley, William Elsey

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, Crane & Co.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3302

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound wraps, 8.8 by 14.9 cm, 27 [1] pp. Faint wear to the wraps, the name J.S. McDanield in pen in the upper margin of the front cover (McDanield was a long-time personal friend of the author), and a single pencil pa. This scarce booklet features “an address delivered by William Elsey Connelley before the Kansas City, Kansas, High School, on Tuesday, the 12th day of November” which focuses on the pre-territorial days of Wyandotte County. Connelley (1855-1930) was born in Kentucky but spent his adult life in Kansas as a teacher, county clerk, businessman and banker. In the 1890s,... View more info

Image for The Founding of Harman’s Station with An Account of the Indian Captivity of Mrs. Jennie Wiley and the Exploration and Settlement of the Big Sandy Valley in the Virginias and Kentucky, To Which is Affixed a Brief Account of the Connelley Family and Some of Its Collateral and Related Families in America - Signed

The Founding of Harman’s Station with An Account of the Indian Captivity of Mrs. Jennie Wiley and the Exploration and Settlement of the Big Sandy Valley in the Virginias and Kentucky, To Which is Affixed a Brief Account of the Connelley Family and Some of Its Collateral and Related Families in America - Signed

By: Connelley, William Elsey

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, The Torch Press: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3303

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with black spine and cover titles, 16 by 24.6 cm, frontis, 177 pp., maps, illus. Some rubbing and wear at the extremities, especially the lower corners, and a couple of tiny splits at the front gutter. Tipped-in on the ffep is a slip of paper with a signed inscription from the author: “To J.S. McDanield, Esq., my friend of many years, with my compliments and esteem, Christmas, 1910.” Below that is a 1946 gift inscription and Christmas label. Tipped-in on the verso of the ffep is a typed, signed letter from the author. It talks about the long-term friendship of Connelley and ... View more info

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Anthropological Survey in Alaska: Extract from the Forty-Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology

By: Hrdli?ka, Aleš [Hrdlicka, Ales]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Seattle, WA, The Shorey Book Store: 1973

Edition: facsimile reproduction (originally published by the U.S. Government Printing Office in 1930)

Seller ID: 3337

Condition: Very Good


Dark blue cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 21.8 by 28.3 cm, pp. 22-374 plus a 5-page list of Shorey publications, illus. with charts, maps, and black and white photographs. Very good with light shelf wear to the boards and heavy yellowing to the edges of the textblock. A 1973 reprint of an early anthropological study of the Yukon with sections on the ancient man, the Tanana, indigenous sites and villages along the Tanana, pre-Russian sites, ancient stone cultures, pottery, the Alaskan grooved stone ax, skeletal remains of the Yukon, the western Eskimo region, skulls of Eskimo childre... View more info

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The Chemehuevis [Native Americans]

By: Laird, Carobeth

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Morongo Indian Reservation, Banning, CA, Malki Museum Press: 1976

Edition: first edition, second printing

Seller ID: 3328

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, pale yellow cloth with black spine titles, 15.5 by 24.2 cm, map endpapers, xxviii 349 pp. plus colophon. Hardcover is very good with minor soiling on the edges of the textblock; the jacket is good with light rubbing and edge wear and chipping to the head and tail of the spine panel. From the front flap: “The Chemehuevis is the first book-length study of the culture, worldview, language, and oral literature of one of the lesser-known of Southern California Indian tribes. Mrs. Laird was for many years married to a Chemehuevis tribesman, George Laird, who was born... View more info

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One Man’s Vision… The Michael Walsh Collection of 19th Century Children’s Moccasins [Opening Sale and Exhibition Catalog]

By: Lanford, Benson; Michael Walsh

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Santa Fe, NM, Sherwoods Spirit of America: [2002]

Seller ID: 2991

Condition: very good +


Staple-bound wraps, glossy full-color covers and leaves, 21.5 by 27.8 cm, 16 pp. Very good with only faint signs of shelf wear to the wraps. A heavily-illustrated sale and exhibition catalog featuring full-color images of over 150 children’s moccasins along with basic details and prices. View more info

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Songs of the Navajo Country - SIGNED

By: Ricketts, Orval; Carey Holbrook, foreword

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press: 1940

Edition: Limited ed

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2124

Condition: Very Good


Number 271 of 500 printed. Signed by Ricketts on the title page. Staple-bound wraps, 16 by 23.5 cm, viii 56 pp. edge wear with a few small edge tears; focing to the wraps, especially the back cover. Includes a preface by the author, “The Navajo and His Country.” We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. First Edition. View more info

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Another Man’s Vision: The Larry Williams Collection of 19th Century Tobacco Bags [Native American Indian Exhibition and Sale Catalog]

By: Sherwoods; Larry Williams

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Santa Fe, NM, Sherwoods Spirit of America: nd (c.2000)

Seller ID: 2634

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound glossy wraps, 21.5 by 28 cm, 20 pp., fully illus. in color. Very good with light scuffing and scratches to the covers; the interior is clean and bright. A striking exhibition and sale catalog featuring a brief history of Native American tobacco bags and 49 bags with a brief description, sizes, and prices (ranging from $6,500 to $55,000). Scarce. View more info