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Texas, California, the Southwest U.S., Mexico & the Borderlands:
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Lot 89

89. Zuni Indian Guide to Health and Longevity. Lancaster, New York, 1889. 4 pp., folio, woodcut illustrations (including portrait of supposed Zuni medicine chief S. Wolf who allegedly was born in Zuni in 1857 but went east 1877). Uniformly browned due to the paper on which it is printed.

     A typical nineteenth-century medical advertisement selling Indian remedies. This advertising was produced for a “big free show” that was to run for two weeks at LaFargeville, according to the rubber stamp on p. 1. Rare quack medicine ephemera using the Native American factor as its shtick. ($100-200)

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