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Auction 7 Catalogue

Lots 551-600

551. [MORMON HISTORY]. Lot of 3 titles, including:

TYLER, Daniel. A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War. 1846-1847. [Salt Lake City], 1881. [4] 3-376 pp. 8vo, original brown blind-stamped morocco, a.e.g. (rebacked with brown buckram--lower cover supplied and original spine and upper cover preserved). Appears to be a made-up copy, with some preliminary leaves (worn and chipped) and some others supplied, new endpapers. Binding rubbed and dry.

First edition. Cowan, p. 648. Edwards, Enduring Desert p. 239. Flake 9063. Graff 4226. Hill, p. 296. Howell 50: 883. Howes T447. Rocq 7523. Zamorano Eighty 75: “The earliest and probably the best book on the famous Mormon Battalion of the Mexican War. Written by one of its members. The battalion was organized at Council Bluffs in June, 1846, by Col. J. Allen of the 1st Dragoons, and after its grueling march across the southern deserts was mustered out in San Diego in January, 1847. A complete list of the members of the battalion is given and every detail of the hard journey is told by Sergeant Tyler. Many of its members remained in California and became outstanding citizens. Although the title page bears the date 1881 the book was probably published in the latter part of 1882 since a list of surviving members of the battalion as of March, 1882, is given on page 370.”

SMITH, Pauline Udall. Captain Jefferson Hunt of the Mormon Battalion. Salt Lake City: Nicholas G. Morgan, Sr., Foundation, 1958. Very fine in d.j.

UTAH. MORMON BATTALION MONUMENT COMMISSION. Mormon Battalion Monument: Souvenir Brochure, Program and Historical Sketch. N.p., 1927. Illustrated. Very fine in original pictorial wrappers.


(3 vols.)

552. [MORMON HISTORY]. YOUNG, Brigham. Journal of Discourses. Liverpool, 1854, 1855, 1881, 1882. 4 vols. in three, contemporary three-quarter leather over boards (mismatched). Vols. 1, 2, 21 & 22 (of 26). Bindings rubbed and worn, final vol. with defective spine.

Flake 4505. Mormon Fifty 42: “This periodical contains only stenographic reports of sermons of the LDS Church authorities.” Basic source, with doctrinal matters, information on the Perpetual Emigrating Fund, “Advice to Immigrants,” Indian Hostilities, first pronouncement of plural marriage, etc. Plus a few duplicates.


(6 vols.)

553. [MORMON HISTORY. BIOGRAPHIES]. Lot of 46 titles, biographies relating to Mormon history (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very good to very fine), including:

CANNON, George Q. Life of Joseph Smith, the Prophet. Salt Lake City, 1888. 2 engraved portraits. 8vo, original black cloth. Flake 1161.

CLAYTON, William. William Clayton’s Journal.... Salt Lake City, 1921. 12mo, original tan cloth. Fine. Separately printed index laid in.

LEE, John D. Journals.... Salt Lake City, 1938. Very fine in d.j. Howes L208.

__________. A Mormon Chronicle.... San Marino: Huntington, 1955. 2 vols. Very fine in dust wrappers.

NICHOLSON, John. The Martyrdom of Joseph Standing.... Salt Lake City, 1886. 12mo, original dark brown cloth. Binding slightly abraded, hinges cracked. Flake 5828.

YOUNG, John R. Memoirs.... Salt Lake City, 1920. 12mo, original black cloth. Very fine. Flake 10081. Graff 4794.

Howes Y29.

Plus 40 others.


(50 vols.)

554. [MORMON HISTORY. DESERET ALPHABET]. SMITH, Joseph. [Deseret Alphabet: title transliterated] The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi...Translated by Joseph Smith, jun. Part I . New York: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros., 1869. [1, blank] [1, glossary] [6] 116 pp., printed in Deseret alphabet. 8vo, original half navy morocco over blue pictorial boards, spine gilt. Other than very mild staining to front cover, very fine.

A most unusual example of the myriad printings of the Book of Mormon. “The preparation and use of the alphabet were Brigham his address to the legislature of 1853.... Type was ordered, and with a view to durability, made so as to contain neither the top nor tail extensions of the letters.... Some attempt was made to introduce into the public schools books printed thus, but without success.... Within a few years the alphabet fell into disuse, and is now remembered only as a curiosity” (Bancroft, Utah, pp. 713-14). Eberstadt 107:286. Flake 608. Only a few books were ever printed in this arcane alphabet.


(1 vol.)

555. [MORMON HISTORY. PAMPHLETS]. Lot of 32 pamphlets (mostly 8vo, wraps or disbound, mostly very good to very fine), including:

BEAN, Willard. A.B.C. History of Palmyra and the Beginning of “Mormonism”.... Palmyra: Palmyra Courier, 1938. Fine in beige wraps with black cloth backstrip.

FLANIGAN, J. H. Mormonism Triumphant! Truth Vindicated, Lies Refuted, the Devil Mad, and Priestcraft in Danger!!!...Being a Reply to Palmer’s Internal Evidence Against the Book of Mormon.... Liverpool: R. James, 1849. 8vo, string stitched. Soiled and chipped.

Flake 3374. Graff 1346. Howes F171. Contains one of the first printings of the fourteen Articles of Faith.

SMITH, Frederick M. Appeal of Frederick M. Smith. One of the Presidency of the Reorganized Church to Pres. Joseph F. Smith for the Unlimited Use of the Meeting Houses of the Latter-day Saints and His Reply. [Salt Lake City, 1905]. 16mo, original grey printed wrappers. Very fine. Flake 7854.

SPALDING, F. S. Joseph Smith, Jr. as a Translator. An Inquiry Conducted. Salt Lake City, [1912]. 8vo, original brown printed wrappers. Marginal chipping to wraps. Flake 8303.

STEVENSON, Edward. Reminiscences of Joseph the Prophet and the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Published by the Author, 1893. Wonderful primitive wood-engraved illustrations of early Church history. 8vo, original brown printed wrappers. Wraps worn, chipped, and stained. Flake 8456.

The Truth Teller. Vol. 2, Nos. 1 & 2. Independence, Missouri, June 1868 and December 1868. 3 copies of each number (6 pamphlets). 6 vols., 8vo, sewn. Marginal soiling and chipping to a few. Flake 9028. Promotes primitive organization of the Church.

YOUNG, Brigham. The Resurrection. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Company, 1884. 8vo, original maize printed wrappers, stitched. Wraps spotted, else fine. Flake 10065. Young’s views on the resurrection of human and animal bodies, and the substance of the earth itself.

YOUNG, Joseph. History of the Organization of the Seventies: Names of the First and Second Quorums.... Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1878. Wood-engraved plate of Kirtland Temple. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers, stitched. Very fine. Flake 10082. Gives the background of this LDS priesthood office.

Plus 26 others.


(35 vols.)

556. [MOUNTAINEERING]. Lot of 19 titles, including:

BREWER, William H. Rocky Mountain Letters 1869.... Denver: Colorado Mountain Club, 1930. Fine in grey wraps.

COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB. Front Range Panorama. N.p.: [Colorado Mountain Club, c1962].

FARQUHAR, Francis P. The Ascent of the Grand Teton in 1898. N.p., 1939. Offprint from The American Alpine Journal (III:3, 1939).

HART, John L. J. Fourteen Thousand Feet: A History of the Naming and Early Ascents of the High Colorado Peaks. Denver: The Colorado Mountain Club, 1925.

HOLMES, Julia A. A Bloomer Girl on Pike’s Peak 1858...First White Woman to Climb Pike’s Peak. [Denver]: Denver Public Library, [c1949]. 8vo, original pink boards, turquoise backstrip, printed paper label on upper cover. Fine.

First edition, limited edition. Dressed in bloomers and carrying a seventeen-pound pack, suffragist Holmes reached the 14,110 foot summit on August 5 after 36 days. Not in Neate or Alpine Club Catalogue.

JACKSON, Clarence S. & Lawrence W. Marshall. Quest of the Snowy Cross. N.p.: University of Denver Press, [c1952]. Fine in slightly worn d.j.

JAMES, Edwin (compiler). Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains.... Philadelphia: H. C. Carey and I. Lea, 1823. 2 vols. (text only, lacking atlas), 8vo, half nineteenth-century burgundy sheep over marbled boards. Bindings worn.

First edition. Howes J41. Plains & Rockies IV:25:1.

MUMEY, Nolie. The Teton Mountains: Their History and Tradition.... Denver: The Artcraft Press, 1947. Very fine in original cloth.

PIKE, Zebulon M. Exploratory Travels through the Western Territories of North America.... Denver: W. H. Lawrence & Co., 1889. 4to, original blue cloth. Binding a bit rubbed, interior fine. Facsimile of the first British edition.

Plus 10 others.


(20 vols.)

557. [MUMEY, NOLIE]. Lot of Nolie Mumey publications, approximately 4,700 items represent about 45 titles. Individual items represent about 45 titles. The books include the Pike’s Peak Guidebook facsimiles, Western titles (particularly Colorado), and a few on medical and other subjects. All very fine.


558. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. Lot of 5 titles, including:

BANDELIER, A. F. Final Report of Investigations among the Indians of the Southwestern United States.... Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, 1892.

BANDELIER, A. F. Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition.... Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, 1890.

Plus 3 others.


(5 vols.)

559. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. Lot of 13 titles, including:

[BOUQUET, Henry]. Historical Account of Bouquet’s Expedition Against the Ohio Indians, in 1764. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1868.

DE HASS, Wills. History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia.... Wheeling: H. Hoblitzell, 1851.

GALL, John F. & David K. Webb (editors). The Massacre of the Wigton Family with an Account of the Trial of Samuel Mohawk, the Murderer. Chillicothe: Privately published, 1934.

MORSE, Jedediah. A Report to the Secretary of War of the United States, on Indian Affairs.... New Haven: Davis & Force, 1822.

Plus 9 others.


(16 vols.)

560. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. Lot of 8 titles, including:

BRININSTOOL, E. A. (editor). Crazy Horse: The Invincible Ogalalla Sioux Chief.... Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co., 1949.

BRININSTOOL, E. A. The Custer Fight: Capt. Benteen’s Story of the Battle of the Little Big Horn June 25-26, 1876.... Hollywood: E. A. Brininstool, 1933.

BRININSTOOL, E. A. Dull Knife: (A Cheyenne Napoleon) The Story of a Wronged and Outraged Indian Tribe.... Hollywood: E. A. Brininstool, 1935.

SPOTTS, David L. Campaigning With Custer.... Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Company, 1928. Edited and arranged by E. A. Brininstool.

Plus 4 others.


(8 vols.)

561. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. CARVER, Jonathan. Travels through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768. London: Printed for the Author & Sold by J. Walter and S. Crowder, 1778. [20] 544 pp., 4 engraved plates (including members of the Sioux and Fox tribes), 2 folding engraved maps with original outline coloring. 8vo, original full sheep with original red leather label. Spine defective (split), joints cracked, some offsetting, but generally the text and plates are fine and clean.

First edition. Buck, p. 24: “[Carver’s] descriptions received the praise of the poet, Coleridge.” Howes C215. “While Cook was charting the Pacific Ocean, Jonathan Carver led the first overland expedition in an attempt to find the Northwest Passage. Carver got no farther west than the Sioux villages on the Minnesota River and, of course found no Northwest Passage, but he had traveled farther inland than any other British explorer.... Carver’s book proved to be one of the most popular of all travel accounts, translated into several other languages and published in twenty-three editions.... [Carver’s] journal proved informative if not actually useful to Zebulon M. Pike, Lewis and Clark...and, perhaps even to Maj. Stephen H. Long.... More powerful than the pictures, however, was Carver’s map, which illustrated his vision of what lay westward, beyond his farthest camp. Combining the eighteenth-century naturalist’s preoccupation with unknown mountain ranges and the rumors that he had heard, Carver postulated the existence of the ‘shining mountains,’ the hub of the continent, from which rivers flowed in every direction.... It would be many decades before the American West would be fully explored and pictured for the American people, decades before its wonders would be documented and made public. But its grasp on the popular imagination was already firm. These early expeditions had extended the mind-set of eighteenth-century European explorers to America.... The West possessed an abundance of the masterpieces yet to be revealed” (Ron Tyler, Prints of the West, pp. 17-18 & Plates 4, 19 & 20 illustrating two plates and the excellent map).


(1 vol.)

562. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. CLARK, W. P. The Indian Sign Language.... Philadelphia: L. R. Hamersly & Co., 1885.


(1 vol.)

563. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. Lot of 60 titles, including:

DAVIS, Britton. The Truth about Geronimo. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1929.

GRINNELL, George B. The Story of the Indian. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1895.

HICALA, Iktomi. America Needs Indians! Denver: Bradford-Robinson, [c1937].

JAMES, George W. What the White Race May Learn from the Indian. Chicago: Forbes & Company, 1908.

MOOREHEAD, Warren K. The American Indian in the United States Period 1850-1914. Andover: The Andover Press, 1914.

MULFORD, Ami F. Fighting Indians in the 7th United States Cavalry.... Corning: Paul Lindsley Mulford, [1879].

WISSLER, Clark. Indian Cavalcade: Or Life on the Old-Time Indian Reservations. New York: Sheridan House, [c1938].

WOOD, Norman B. Lives of Famous Indian Chiefs.... Aurora: American Indian Historical Publishing Company, [c1906].

Plus 52 others.


(60 vols.)

564. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. DODGE, Grenville M. The Indian Campaign of Winter of 1864-65. N.p., 1907.


(1 vol.)

565. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. [DONALDSON, Thomas C]. Report on Indians Taxed and Indians not Taxed in the United States.... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1894.


(1 vol.)

566. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. Lot of 14 titles, including:

EASTMAN, Mrs. Mary. Dahcotah: or, Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling. New York: John Wiley, 1849.

[BURDICK, Usher L]. The Last Battle of the Sioux Nation. Stevens Point: Worzalla Publishing Co., [c1929].

SANDOZ, Mari. These Were the Sioux. New York: Hastings House, 1961.

Plus 11 others.


(14 vols.)

567. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. Lot of 4 titles, including:

EELLS, M. (compiler). Hymns in the Chinook Jargon Language. Portland: David Steel, Successor to Himes the Printer, 1889.

HODGE, Frederick W. (editor). Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1907. 2 volumes.

Plus 2 others.


(5 vols.)

568. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. Lot of 14 titles, including:

GRINNELL, George B. The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Ways of Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1923. 2 volumes.

GRINNELL, George B. The Fighting Cheyennes. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1915.

GRINNELL, George B. Blackfoot Lodge Tales: The Story of a Prairie People. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1892.

GRINNELL, George B. By Cheyenne Campfires. N.p., n.d.

GRINNELL, George B. Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk-Tales.... New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Company, 1889.

BERRY, Don. A Majority of Scoundrels: An Informal History of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. New York: Harper & Brothers, [c1961].

Plus 8 others.


(16 vols.)

569. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. Lot of 10 titles, including:

HECKEWELDER, John. History, Manners, and Customs of the Indian Nations.... Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1876.

PENHALLOW, Samuel. The History of the Wars of New-England with the Eastern Indians.... Cincinnati: J. Harpel for Wm. Dodge, 1859.

STONE, William L. The Life and Times of Red Jacket or Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha; Being the Sequel to the History of the Six Nations. New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1841.

Plus 7 others.


(10 vols.)

570. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. HOWARD, O. O. Nez Perce Joseph: An Account of His Ancestors, His Lands, His Confederates.... Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1881.


(1 vol.)

571. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. Lot of 7 titles, including:

NEIHARDT, John G. The Song of the Indian Wars. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1925.

Plus 6 others.


(7 vols.)

572. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. O’BEIRNE, H. F. Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory.... Chicago: American Publishers’ Association, 1891.


(1 vol.)

573. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. PARKER, W. Thornton. Personal Experiences among our North American Indians from 1867 to 1885. Northampton, 1913.


(1 vol.)

574. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. PUCKETT, J. L. & Ellen. History of Oklahoma and Indian Territory.... Vinita: Chieftain Publishing Company, 1906.


(1 vol.)

575. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. RINEHART, Frank A. The Face of Courage: The Indian Photographs of Frank A. Rinehart. [Fort Collins]: Old Army Press, [c1972]. Introduction by Royal Sutton.


(1 vol.)

576. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. [SANDERS, Daniel C.]. History of the Indian Wars.... Montpelier: Wright and Sibley, 1812.


(1 vol.)

577. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. Lot of 3 titles, including:

SHERIDAN, P. H. Record of Engagements with Hostile Indians Within the Military Division of the Missouri, from 1868 to 1882. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1882.

Plus 2 others.


(3 vols.)

578. [NATIVE AMERICANS. ART & ARCHEOLOGY]. Lot of 27 titles, including:

BREAZEALE, J. F. The Pima and His Basket. Tucson: Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, 1923.

CHAPMAN, Kenneth M. The Pottery of Santo Domingo Pueblo: A Detailed Study of Its Decoration. Santa Fé: Laboratory of Anthropology, 1936.

JONES, Charles C. Antiquities of the Southern Indians, Particularly of the Georgia Tribes. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873.

KIDDER, Alfred V. An Introduction to the Study of Southwestern Archaeology.... New Haven: Yale University Press, 1924.

MERA, H. P. Pueblo Indian Embroidery. Santa Fé: Laboratory of Anthropology, 1943.

NUTTALL, Zelia. Standard or Head-Dress? An Historical Essay on a Relic of Ancient Mexico. Cambridge: Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, 1888.

SHETRONE, Henry C. The Mound-Builders: A Reconstruction of the life of a Prehistoric American Race.... New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1930.

Plus 20 others.


(28 vols.)

579. [NATIVE AMERICANS. BIOGRAPHY]. Lot of 8 titles, including:

EASTMAN, Charles A. Indian Boyhood. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1903.

DEFENBACH, Byron. Red Heroines of the Northwest. Caldwell: The Caxton Printers, 1929.

FEE, Chester A. Chief Joseph: The Biography of a Great Indian. New York: Wilson-Erickson, 1936.

HEBARD, Grace R. Sacajawea: A Guide and Interpreter of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.... Glendale: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1933.

STRONG, James C. Wah-Kee-Nah and Her People: The Curious Customs, Traditions, and Legends of the North American Indians. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1893.

Plus 3 others.


(8 vols.)

580. [NATIVE AMERICANS. CAPTIVITIES]. Lot of 20 titles, including:

DESHIELDS, James T. Cynthia Ann Parker. The Story of Her Capture.... St. Louis: Printed for the Author, 1886.

JOHNSON, Mrs. A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Johnson.... New York, 1841.

JOHNSTON, Charles. A Narrative of the Incidents Attending the Capture, Detention, and Ransom of Charles Johnston.... New York: J. & J. Harper, 1827.

KELLY, Fanny. Narrative of My Captivity among the Sioux Indians. Chicago: Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd, 1880.

MEREDITH, Grace E. Girl Captives of the Cheyennes: A True Story of the Capture and Rescue of Four Pioneer Girls 1874. Los Angeles: Gem Publishing Company, 1927.

METHVIN, J. J. Andele: Or the Mexican-Kiowa Captive. N.p., [c1899].

SCHULTZ, J. W. My Life as an Indian: The Story of a Red Woman and a White Man in the Lodges of the Blackfeet. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, [c1907].

Plus 13 others.


(21 vols.)

581. [NATIVE AMERICANS. CHEROKEE]. Lot of 16 titles, including:

STARR, Emmet. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City: The Warden Company, 1921.

Plus 15 others.


(16 vols.)

582. [NATIVE AMERICANS. EASTERN U.S.]. Lot of 24 titles, including:

BLACK HAWK. Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk.... N.p., [c1882].

COPWAY, G. The Life, Letters and Speeches of Kah-Ge-Ga-Gah-Bowh or, G. Copway, Chief Ojibway Nation. New York: S. W. Benedict, 1850.

DONALDSON, Thomas. Extra Census Bulletin. Indians. The Six Nations of New York.... Washington: United States Census Printing Office, 1892.

JOHNSON, Elias. Legends, Traditions and Laws, of the Iroquois, or Six Nations, and History of the Tuscarora Indians. Lockport: Union Printing and Publishing Co., 1881.

HUBBARD, J. Niles. An Account of Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha or Red Jacket and His People, 1750-1830. Albany: Joel Munsell’s Sons, 1886.

KEYSER, Charles S. Penn’s Treaty with the Indians. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1882.

KIDDER, Frederic. The Expeditions of Capt. John Lovewell, and His Encounters with the Indians.... Boston: Bartlett and Halliday, 1865.

MacMINN, Edwin. On the Frontier with Colonel Antes.... Camden: S. Chew & Sons, 1900.

SIPE, C. HALE. The Indian Chiefs of Pennsylvania.... Butler: The Ziegler Printing Co., [c1927].

STONE, William L. Life of Joseph Brant-Thayendanegea.... New York: George Dearborn & Co., 1838. 2 volumes.

WITHERS, Alexander S. Chronicles of Border Warfare.... Cincinnati: The Robert Clarke Company, 1895.

Plus 13 others.


(25 vols.)

583. [NATIVE AMERICANS. HOPI]. Lot of 121 titles, including:

BELL, William A. New Tracks in North America; a Journal of Travel and Adventure.... London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. [70] 564 pp., 24 plates, 2 maps. 2 vols. In one, three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards. Some outer wear, internally fine, contemporary in inscription.

Second edition. Cowan, p. 45. Howes B330. Laird 168n: “Bell’s contact with the Hopi was brief and is briefly described in volume 1, but it is firsthand, early Anglo description.” Superb plates from author’s photographs.

BOURKE, John. The Snake-Dance of the Moquis of Arizona, being a Narrative of a Journey from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Villages of the Moqui Indians of Arizona.... New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1884. xvii, 371 pp., 33 lithographed plates (17 colored, one folding). 8vo, original green gilt pictorial cloth (rebacked in matching cloth, original spine preserved). Upper hinge cracked. Bookplate.

First edition. Aliot, p. 36. Bennett, American 19th Century Color Plate Books, p. 16. Graff 368. Howes B655. Laird 240: “This is the earliest attempt by a well-qualified observer to give a full ethnographic account of this ceremony; still invaluable for contemporary details of Kachina activities and Hopi life in general. Also issued in 1884 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington in London and as a photographic reprint by the Rio Grande Press in Chicago in 1962.” This outstanding ethnological work, which Dobie called "the pioneer work on the subject," remains unsurpassed both in content and illustration of the ancient snake dance of the Moqui Indians. "One of the last in the tradition of humanist-scientific military officers who recorded the American West, Bourke's historical work is vivid, observant, and humorous, and his ethnological studies remain invaluable to modern scholars" (Lamar). A very scarce Southwestern color plate book.

CRANE, Leo. Desert Drums: The Pueblo Indians of New Mexico 1540-1928. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1928. Illustrated. Very fine and bright in original cloth.

First edition. Laird 491: “Caustically anti-Indian, this work has much material on the Hopi—all of it biased. Chew and swallow carefully before digesting.”

CRANE, Leo. Indians of the Enchanted Desert. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1925. Bookplate of Margaret Long. Illustrated. Very fine and bright in original cloth.

First edition. Laird 494: “Crane worked among the Hopi and Navajo, and his accounts are, if nothing else, firsthand. He is sometimes bitingly satirical and viscously humorous; he is always prejudiced. The illustrations are generally excellent, and the details of Hopi life and customs are usually clear by not ethnographic in the scientific sense. He relates many historical incidents, describes Hopi life and comments at length on problems between the U.S. Government and traditional Hopi.”

DAVIS, W. W. H. El Gringo; or New Mexico and her People. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1857. 432 pp., wood-engraved plates. 8vo, original green cloth. Very light shelf wear. Bookplate.

First edition of one of the earliest full-length books on New Mexico in English. Alliot, p. 63. Dobie, p. 76: "Excellent on manners and customs." Graff 1021. Howes D139. Laird 536: “Notes that in the beginning stages of planning for the Pueblo Revolt the idea was temporarily dropped when the Hopis refused to join in.” Plains & Rockies IV:289: "Davis traveled the Santa Fe Trail from Independence to Santa Fe in 1853 and made an excursion to the Navajo country in 1855. His book gives a detailed account of his stay in New Mexico and sketches its history. Davis was one of the first writers to have access to the archives in Santa Fe." Raines, p. 64.: "Touches somewhat on the early exploration of the Rio Grande region of Texas." Rittenhouse 153. Saunders 4013. According to the preface, the plates are from drawings by Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Eaton and F. A. Percy, Esq., of El Paso, Texas.

DAVIS, W. W. H. The Spanish Conquest of New Mexico. Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1869. 438 pp., frontispiece portrait, folding map present. Large 8vo, original green cloth. Some shelf wear.

First edition. Graff 1023. Howes D141. Laird 537: “Tissue folding map shows the routes of De Niza, Coronado, Ruiz, and Espejo. This is one of the first English language histories of the ‘new’ Southwest. Taken from documentary sources, it is well written, but the author was unaware of much basic material uncovered by subsequent researchers. Minor Hopi mention.”

DENMAN, Leslie Van Ness & William Denman. The Flute Ceremonial: Hotevila & Snake Antelope Ceremonial of the Hopi Mesas. [San Francisco: Grabhorn Press], 1956. Folio, wrappers. Very fine.

Laird 569: “The substantive text is a quote from Alexander Stephen’s Hopi Journal, but there is added text (a peculiar, personal description and interpretation of two Hopi ceremonies) apparently by Leslie Denman. No publisher is indicated by this bears the unmistakable stamp of the Grabhorns. Three of the illustrations are by Fred Kabotie. Very Scarce.”

DENMAN, Leslie Van Ness & William Denman. The Hopi Ladder Dance. [San Francisco]: Grabhorn Press, 1958. Folio, wrappers. Very fine. Laird 570: “Apparently published for the Denmans to give as a gift, this is a personal, non-anthropological, description of the ladder dance.”

DiPESO, Charles C. Casas Grandes: A Fallen Trading Center of the Gran Chichimeca. Flagstaff: Northland, 1974. 3 vols., complete, original black cloth over grey cloth.

First edition. Laird 592: “The first three volumes of the beautiful set provide the narrative of the excavation and research of the Amerind Foundation’’ Casas Grandes project. There are numerous references to Hopi ceremonies and ceremonial objects; often comparing contemporary Hopi to Chichimecan culture.”

ESPINOSA, J. Manuel. First Expedition of Vergas into New Mexico, 1692. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1940. Very fine in d.j.

Laird 753: “After it left Jemez, a Hopi man and his sister were included in the expedition and man was among those who tried to induce the Acomans to submit to Vargas. Also included in Vargas’ campaign journal is an account of his reception among the Hopi.”

FERGUSSON, Erna. Dancing Gods: Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. Fine in original pictorial cloth.

First edition. Laird 791: “Possibly no writer before or since was better able to evoke the spirit of the Southwest than Erna Fergusson. She devotes more than 70 pages in this, one of her best books, to the Hopi and their dances. Although it does not provide the detail needed by the anthropologist, it’s excellent reading by any other standards.”

FEWKES, Jesse W. Hopi Katcinas Drawn by Native Artists. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Report 1903. Glorieta, N.M.: Rio Grande Press, 1969. Very fine in original cloth.

Facsimile reprint of the 1903 original. Laird 829: “Fewkes and Voth are the two big names in early Hopi ethnology, but Fewkes got there firstest with the mostest. This paper reproduces in full color 215 kachina doll drawings. It includes some general discussion of kachinas plus at least one paragraph on each of the illustrated dolls. A basic Hopi book.”

FORREST, Earle R. Missions and Pueblos of the Old Southwest: Their Myths, Legends, Fiestas, and Ceremonies, with some Accounts of the Indian Tribes and Their Dances; and of the Penitentes. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1929. Very fine in original blue cloth.

First edition. Clark & Brunet 87: “Forrest spent twenty-five years researching this work. He travelled extensively throughout the Southwest visiting historic ruins, pueblos and tribes. Much information of an ethnogrphic nature is contained in the work. Forrest gatehered together an important collection of photographs of the missions and pueblos before modern changes were made." Laird 920: “Much of Forest’s Hopi material is firsthand from his visits to the mesas soon after the turn of the century but he has also done his homework. This is a good readable survey of the Indians and churches of the Southwest.”

GARCES, Francisco T. H. A Record of Travels in Arizona and California 1775-1776. San Francisco: John Howell Books, 1965. Folio, orignal tan decorated cloth. Very fine.

Limited edition (1250 copies). Laird 947: “This is a handsome publication of a translation of the Diario de.... Translation and notes are by John Galvin. Garces’ comments on Hopi clothing, dancing, agriculture, etc. are made easy to refer to by a brief index.”

HACKETT, Charles W. (editor). Historical Documents Relating to New Mexico, Nueva Vizcaya, and Approaches Thereto, to 1773 Collected by Adolph F. A. Bandelier and Fanny R. Bandelier. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1923. 3 vols. Vol. I in tan wrappers; Vols. II & III in original blue cloth. Other than minor wear to Vol. I wraps, a fine set.

First edition. Laird 1031: “Much of the information presented here is in the form of reports and letters from government and church officials, and has not been published in any other place. There is considerable comment upon the Hopi including information on kachina ceremonies. Expeditions against the Hopi and attempted reconversion of them following the Pueblo Revolt are also given major attention.” A major scholarly work on the Spanish Southwest, filled with valuable ethnological information.

HAMMOND George P. & Agapito Rey. Narratives of the Coronado Expedition, 1540-1542. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1940. Very fine in d.j.

Laird 1067: “The editors describe Tovar’s first contact with the Hopi in the introduction and Castañeda’s narrative is included here with its version of the same event.”

HODGE, Gene M. The Kachinas are Coming: Pueblo Indian Kachina Dolls with Related Folktales. Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1967. 18 colored plates. Small folio, original brown cloth over yellow patterned boards. Very fine.

Handsomely designed and printed reprint of the 1963 original. Laird 1196: “Not for the scholar, this book reproduces drawings of 18 kachina dolls in color, surrounds them with stories about the kachinas and notes about the sources. Not exclusively Hopi, this is an excellent introduction to the kachinas for the novice.” Designed by Grant Dahlstrom.

HOLLISTER, U. S. The Navajo and his Blanket. N.p., 1903. 144 pp., 10 colored plates, numerous photographic illustrations. 4to, original red gilt-lettered pictorial cloth, bevelled edges. Very fine.

First edition. Howes H603. Laird 1209: “Page 87 contains a few comments on Hopi weaving.” Saunders 1014. Classic work.

HOUGH, Walter. The Moki Snake Dance. N.p.: Passenger Dept. Santa Fe Route, 1898. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers. Slightly worn, overall very good. Laird 1293: “Popular reading, reasonably accurate considering the date. Scarce item on the out-of-print book market.”

JACKSON, William H. The Pioneer Photographer: Rocky Mountain Adventures with a Camera. Yonkers-on-Hudson, New York: World Book Co., 1929. Very fine in grey pictorial cloth. Very fine in d.j. Signed by Jackson.

First edition. Laird 1354: “As photographer for the Hayden expedition in 1875, Jackson visited the Hopi twice. He describes the trip, the treatment they received, the country, etc. He makes special note of nampeyo. This book was written ‘in collaboration with Howard R. Driggs.’”

JACKSON, William H. Time Exposure: The Autobiography of William Henry Jackson. New York: G. P. Putnam’s sons, 1940. Signed and dated by the author.

Laird 1353: “As photographer for the Hayden survey Jackson visited the Hopi in 1875 and 1877. He mentions these visits briefly and explains why not one of the 400 photographs taken among the Hopi in 1877 could be developed.”

JAMES, George W. Indian Basketry, and How to Make Indian and Other Baskets. Glorieta: Rio Grande Press, 1970. 4to, original orange cloth. Very fine.

Facsimile of the 1903 original edition. Laird 1368n: “Beginning in 1902 James apparently added a second complete book, How to Make Indian and Other Baskets, bound the two together and added and entirely new title page with the title Indian Basketry, and How to Make Indian and Other Baskets. It seems that these two books could be purchased either separately or together and that Malkan continued to issue the combined edition up through at least 1909. That should be enough to give the reader a sense of the bibliographic complexities.” “Much of it makes fascinating reading, and there are hundreds of black and white illustrations, both drawings and photographs.”

LITTLE, James A. Jacob Hamblin: A Narrative of His Personal Experience, as a Frontiersman, Missionary to the Indians and Explorer.... Salt Lake City: The Deseret [sic] News, 1909. 12mo, original maroon cloth. Small tear to one interior page, else very fine.

Second edition. Howes L383. Hubach, p. 54. Laird 1699n: “Published while Hamblin was still alive, this small volume is a transcription, made by the author, of Hamblin’s memory of events in his early life. His trips to the Hopi are recounted in some detail. A second edition was issued in 1909 with only minor changes.”

LOCKETT, Hattie G. The Unwritten Literature of the Hopi. Tucson: University of Arizona, 1933. Very fine in original printed wrappers.

Laird 1703: “Essentially a study of Hopi mythology, lore and legend with an attempt to demonstrate that Hopi life is regulated by the precepts contained in the oral tradition. Not a bad job for a master’s thesis.”

MERA, H. P. The “Rain Bird” A Study in Pueblo Design. Santa Fé: Laboratory of Anthropology, 1937. Plates. Folio, very fine in original tan cloth.

First edition. Laird 1853: “This is a handsome book. The drawings are by Tom Lea. A small section of the text is devoted to the Hopi variations of the rain bird motif in pottery decoration, and four of the plates show more than a dozen design element through several centuries of pottery making and in all the pueblos.”

MONTGOMERY, Ross G., et al. Franciscan Awatovi: The Excavation and Conjectural Reconstruction of a 17th-Century Spanish Mission Establishment at a Hopi Indian Town in Northeastern Arizona. Cambridge, Mass.: Peabody Museum, Harvard University, 1949. Plates and illustrations. Large 8vo, original dark green buckram.

First edition. Laird 1909: “A fascinating Hopi book; really four distinct parts, a history of Awatove by J. O. Brew, a description of the excavation of the mission at Awatovi also by Brew, an ‘analytical restoration’ of life in San Bernardo de Aguatubi by Montgomery, and a description and analysis of the mural decorations by Watson Smith. The Montgomery section is especially interesting as it often interprets things from the point of view of an 18th century Franciscan priest rather than from one of the half-dozen or more possibilities available (including 20th century archeologist).”

O’KANE, Walter C. The Hopis: Portrait of a Desert People. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1953. Illustrated. Fine in d.j.

Laird 2017: “Each chapter takes a ‘theme’ in Hopi life and expands upon it, usually including some description of how Hopi life is affected.”

O’KANE, Walter C. Sun in the Sky. University of Oklahoma Press, 1950. Fine in slightly worn d.j.

First edition, second printing. Laird 2019: “This book reflects the author’s many months of contact with the Hopi spread over many years. He describes making a piki stone and the making of piki bread, the traditional pottery making process, agricultural practices, and other aspects of Hopi life as he has observed them, but places and dates of observation are not given. Excellent outsider’s view of Hopi life recommended by Dozier.”

STUBBS, Stanley A. Bird’s-Eye View of the Pueblos. University of Oklahoma Press, 1950. Illustrated. Very fine in slightly worn d.j.

First edition. Laird 2538: “The last six pueblos covered are Hopi. Each aerial photography of a pueblo is accompanied by a brief descriptive text which gives population figures, Reservation area, founding date and other demographic data. Opposite each photograph is a black and white line drawing of the same area keyed to show kivas, number of floors, abandoned rooms, etc.”

WATERS, Frank. Book of the Hopi. New York: Viking Press, 1963. Illustrations (some in color). Very fine in d.j.

First edition. Laird 2772: “I find it hard to be rational about this book. Oswald White Bear Fredericks, who collaborated with Waters on the text and provided the illustrations, later repudiated it, and yet it was the book which made me first see in the Hopi those elements of stability worth making this bibliography a labor of love. Although certainly inaccurate, this book is almost a source book for Hopi study, including much on Hopi legends, clans and clan symbols, and the kachina dances. Waters warns against the Hopi’s twin enemies: the Navajos and the U. S. Government, and calls for, among other things, Oraibi to be made into a Hopi Williamsburg. The specific source of almost all the information here is not given so the anthropologist looking for information can pass it up; on the other hand, this is a thoroughly readable, sometimes poetic, almost always well-written, handsome volume that is a pleasure to own.”

Plus 91 others.


(140 vols.)

584. [NATIVE AMERICANS. INDIAN WARS]. Lot of 23 titles, including:

BRANDES, Ray. Troopers West: Military & Indian Affairs on the American Frontier. San Diego: Frontier Heritage Press, 1970.

CARTER, R. G. On the Border with Mackenzie: Or Winning West Texas from the Comanches. New York: Antiquarian Press, 1961.

LUMMIS, Charles R. General Crook and the Apache Wars. Flagstaff: Northland Press, [c1966].

RUSSELL, Don. One Hundred and Three Fights and Scrimmages: The Story of General Reuben F. Bernard. Washington, D.C.: United States Cavalry Association, 1936.

SHERRILL, T. C. Battle of the Big Hole in August, 1877. N.p., 1919.

WALLACE, Ernest. Ranald S. Mackenzie on the Texas Frontier. Lubbock: West Texas Museum Association, 1964.

Plus 17 others.


(23 vols.)

585. [NATIVE AMERICANS. INDIAN WARS]. Lot of 45 titles, including:

DOWNEY, Fairfax. Indian-Fighting Army. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1941.

McKAY, R. H. Little Pills: An Army Story. Pittsburg, Kansas: Pittsburg Headlight, 1918.

MILES, Nelson A. Serving the Republic: Memoirs of the Civil and Military Life of Nelson A. Miles. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1911.

RIDDLE, Jeff C. The Indian History of the Modoc War and the Causes that Led to It. N.p., [c1914].

WALL, Oscar G. Recollections of the Sioux Massacre.... [Lake City: M. C. Russell, c1908].

WARE, Eugene F. The Indian War of 1864.... Topeka: Crane & Company, 1911.

Plus 39 others.


(48 vols.)

586. [NATIVE AMERICANS. INDIAN WARS. CUSTER]. Lot of 69 titles, including:

CUSTER, G. A. My Life on the Plains. Or Personal Experiences with Indians. New York: Sheldon and Company, 1874.

SPOTTS, David L. Campaigning With Custer.... Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Company, 1928.

WATHEN, R. Norvelle, Jr. & Thomas E. Bookwalter. The Custer Battlefield An Aerial Perspective From the Crow’s Nest to Custer Hill. Louisville: R. N. Wathen, Jr., 1976.

Plus 66 others.


(77 vols.)

587. [NATIVE AMERICANS. INDIAN WARS. CUSTER HIGH SPOTS]. Lot of 95 titles, including:

BATES, Charles Francis. Custer’s Indian Battles.... N.p., [1936].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 107: “Contains much of interest about both the Washita and Little Big Horn campaigns.”

BATES, Charles Francis and Fairfax Downey. Fifty Years after the Little Big Horn Battle.... Grand Rapids: Custer Ephemera Society, 1973.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 109: A pamphlet containing two articles by Bates and Downey, respectively, Lost and Won, Custer’s Last Battle and Custer Died Just Fifty Years Ago, first appearing in New York newspapers for the semi-centennial in 1926 and reprinted here almost 50 years later.

BOURKE, John G. On the Border with Crook.... New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1891.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 31: “Part of a body of literature on Crook’s expedition that can’t be ignored.”

BRADLEY, James H., Matthew Carroll. Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana, Volume II.... N.p.: Historical Society of Montana, 1896.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 43: “Two of the articles review the accounts of the forces under Generals Terry and Gibbon. These are entitled Journal of James H. Bradley, The Sioux Campaign of 1876 under the Command of General John Gibbon and Diary of Matthew Carroll, Master in Charge of Transportation for Colonel John Gibbon’s Expedition against the Sioux Indians, 1876. Bradley’s report has been republished and edited by Custer scholar Edgar I. Stewart, as The March of the Montana Column, A Prelude to the Custer Disaster.

BRILL, Charles J. Conquest of the Southern Plains, Uncensored Narrative of the Battle of the Washita and Custer’s Southern Campaign.... Oklahoma City: Golden Saga Publishers, 1938.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 16: “This is a vitriolic attack on Custer and the Army war policy.”

BRININSTOOL, E. A. Troopers with Custer.... Harrisburg: The Stackpole Co., [1952].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 67: “In 1925 appeared E. A. Brininstool’s A Trooper with Custer. It contains William C. Slaper’s story of the battle. Slaper served under Captain French with Reno’s valley group and relates many interesting details. Most of Brininstool’s articles in that book originally appeared in prior issues of Hunter-Trader-Trapper magazine. This is an expanded version of that book, which contains the account of George Berry with Gibbon’s troops and some material by Charles A. Varnum.”

BROWN, Barrow. Comanche, The Sole Survivor of All the Forces in Custer’s Last Stand, the Battle of the Little Big Horn.... Kansas City, Missouri: Burton Publishing Co., [1935].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 155: “In addition to Luce’s book, here’s one of two others written about Comanche, Captain Myles W. Keogh’s horse, that survived the battle.”

BROWN, Jesse and A. M. Willard. The Black Hills Trails.... Rapid City: Rapid City Journal Co., 1924.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 65: “This book...contains in great detail the story of trooper Peter Thompson. Thompson started out with the Custer contingent but was unable to keep pace with the command because his horse played out. He finally joined the united Reno-Benteen command after witnessing part of Custer’s fight. His timing of the Custer fight is quite revealing. He is critical of Reno. Much of interest regarding the personalities of the various participants is recorded here to make this account one of the most valuable.”

BROWN, Mark H. and W. R. Felton. The Frontier Years, L. A. Huffman, Photographer of the Plains.... New York: Henry Holt and Co., [1955].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 163: “Reproduces Huffman’s photos of his 1877 visit to the battlefield. His views help us to get an idea of how the ground looked at the time.”

BURDICK, Usher L. David F. Barry’s Indian Notes on ‘The Custer Battle’.... Baltimore: Wirth Brothers, 1949.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 88: “This is the enlarged edition that adds some to Gall’s 1886 account.”

BURDICK, Usher L. The Last Battle of the Sioux Nation.... Stevens Point: Worzalla Publishing Co., [1929].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 100: In compiling the information and data contained in this volume, Burdick had access to the Report of the Secretary of War for 1876 and was furnished official information by the War Department.

BURGUM, Jessamine Slaughter. Zezula or Pioneer Days in the Smoky Water Country.... Valley City, ND: Getchell & Nielsen, [1937].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 70: “This has other related material of interest in addition to the campaign diary of newspaper correspondent Mark Kellogg, who accompanied Custer.”

BYRNE, P. E. Soldiers of the Plains.... New York: Minton, Balch & Co., 1926.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 132: “Fairly good summary of the Custer fight containing a more extensive treatment than others.”

CHANDLER, Melbourne C. Of Garry Owen in Glory, The History of the Seventh United States Cavalry Regiment.... Annandale: Turnpike Press, [1960].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 157: “A history of the Seventh Cavalry that contains much of interest, including muster roles of those in the fight, (army personnel, the Indian scouts, civilians).”

CRAWFORD, Lewis F. Rekindling Camp Fires, The Exploits of Ben Arnold (Connor).... Bismarck: Capital Book Co., [1926].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 35: “Relates the experiences of Crook’s messenger, Ben Arnold (Connor) who carried the news of the Custer defeat to Crook. He is highly critical of Crook.

CUSTER, Elizabeth B. Tenting on the Plains or General Custer in Kansas and Texas.... New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1887.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 5: “The writings of Elizabeth Custer are well worth reading for their picture of frontier army life and for tracing Custer’s career on the western plains. Mrs. Custer was a charming and talented woman who idolized her husband.”

CUSTER, George A. My Life on the Plains or, Personal Experiences with Indians.... New York: Sheldon and Co., 1874.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 7: “George Armstrong Custer described his own western experiences in the true first printing of this material. Custer wrote in an entertaining style and Benteen referred to this book as ‘My Life on the Plains’.”

DE BARTHE, Joe. The Life and Adventures of Frank Grouard, Chief of Scouts, U.S.A.... St. Joseph, Missouri: Combe Printing Co., [1894]. Thick 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Plates. Light outer wear, overall very good.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 33: “A journalist’s biography considered an interwoven western classic.

DIXON, Joseph K. The Vanishing Race, The Last Great Indian Council and The Indians’ Story of the Custer Fight.... Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1914. Curtis plates. 8vo, original terracotta pictorial cloth. Very fine.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 89: “Gives the accounts of all the surviving Crow scouts, Runs the Enemy, a Sioux, and Two Moons, a Cheyenne. Much of the recitations cannot be accepted without many reservations.”

DODGE, Richard Irving. Our Wild Indians, Thirty-Three Years’ Personal Experience among the Red Men of the Great West.... Hartford: A. D. Worthington and Co., 1883. Numerous illustrations and plates (some in color). 8vo, early full sheep with black leather label. Fine.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 120: “Suggests that possibly Custer committed suicide.”

DOWNEY, Fairfax. Indian-Fighting Army.... New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1941. Fine in abraded d.j.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 137: “This is a good summary of the Indian wars and covers the Custer fight.”

DU BOIS, Charles G. Kick the Dead Lion, A Case Book of the Custer Battle.... [Billings, 1954]. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Slightly soiled.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 113: “One of the strongest attacks on Reno and Benteen since Whittaker’s biography of Custer and makes a better case.”

DUNN, J. P. Massacres of the Mountains, A History of the Indian Wars of the Far West.... New York: Harper & Brothers, 1886. Plates, map, illustrations. Thick 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Fine.

First edition. Luther, High Spots of Custer 125: “This is one of the more thoughtful, carefully researched books appearing on this phase of Western history up to that time.”

DUSTIN, Fred. The Custer Fight, Some Criticisms of Gen. E. S. Godfrey’s ‘Custer’s Last Battle,’ in the Century Magazine for January, 1892; and of Mrs. Elizabeth Custer’s Pamphlet of 1921.... Hollywood: E. A. Brininstool, 1936. Fine in original blue printed wrappers.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 103: A controversial pamphlet dealing with the controversy of the Little Big Horn Battle and its interpretations.

DUSTIN, Fred. The Custer Tragedy, Events Leading up to and Following the Little Big Horn Campaign of 1876.... Ann Arbor: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1939. Very fine in original blue cloth.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 94: “This is another major work and a cornerstone. Dustin was a keen student of the battle, but his work suffers somewhat from his strong anti-Custer bias. For the most part, however, whatever phase of the battle he turns upon, he presses his research beyond that of most authors.”

FINERTY, John F. War-Path and Bivouac, or The Conquest of the Sioux.... Chicago: Publication Office, [1890]. Thick 8vok

Luther, High Spots of Custer 38: “A newspaper correspondent’s account of expeditions and campaigns that cannot be overlooked.

FORSYTH, George A. The Story of the Soldier.... New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1900.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 131: “Another book useful for its viewpoint of an experienced Army Indian fighter.”

FRACKELTON, Will and Herman Gastrell Seely. Sagebrush Dentist, As Told by Dr. Will Frackelton to Herman Gastrell Seely.... Pasadena: Trail’s End Publishing Co., [1947].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 138: “Frackelton relates of what he learned from the Crows concerning the fight.”

FRY, James B. Military Miscellanies.... New York: Brentano’s, 1889.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 126: “Contains a brief though vigorous pro-Custer review.”

GRAHAM, W. A. Abstract of the Official Record of Proceedings of the Reno Court of Inquiry.... Harrisburg: The Stackpole Co., [1954].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 39: “An adequate ‘abstract of this Custer keystone,’ prepared by Graham, was published in 1954. Other than the contemporary newspaper accounts of these court proceedings in 1879, this first printing of the record was not released from the War Department, Judge Advocate General’s office to the National Archives until 1941. No other work contains such a wealth of eye-witness accounts. All the surviving officers of the battle, except Captain Weir (deceased) and Lts. French and Gibson, testified, as well as some of the enlisted men and civilians. A word of warning: do not accept every word of the testimony as the exact truth or believe that every topic is exhaustively and completely explored.

GRAHAM, W. A. The Story of the Little Big Horn, Custer’s Last Fight.... New York: The Century Co., [1926].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 97: “This is Lieut. Col. Graham’s own account of the battle. Although Graham is more impartial than either Brininstool or Dustin, this work seems in the main to defend Reno’s actions. If Graham had access to the Benteen-Goldin letters, which he partially printed in The Custer Myth, it is difficult to see how he could have been as charitable as he was.”

GRINNELL, George Bird. The Fighting Cheyennes.... New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1915.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 71: “The author was especially close to the Cheyennes and gives brief accounts of the activities of many individual Cheyennes in his book.”

HANSON, Joseph Mills. The Conquest of the Missouri, Being the Story of the Life and Exploits of Captain Grant Marsh.... Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1913.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 158: “This interesting book relates details of the campaign, but is especially selected for its account of Grant Marsh’s amazing trip down the Yellowstone to Fort Lincoln with the wounded troopers from Reno’s and Benteen’s commands.”

HEBARD, Grace Raymond. Washakie, An Account of Indian Resistance of the Covered Wagon and Union Pacific Railroad Invasions of Their Territory.... Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1930.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 36: “Gives an especially good account of the activity of the Shoshoni allies in support of Crook.”

HOLLEY, Frances Chamberlain. Once Their Home or Our Legacy from the Dahkotahs.... Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry, 1892.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 58: “This fairly active historian quotes information received from Lts. Varnum, McDougall, Hare and Porter, Scout George Herendeen, and Interpreter F. F. Girard.”

HYDE, George E. Red Cloud’s Folk, A History of the Oglala Sioux Indians.... Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1937.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 85: “Gives a fine general picture of the Oglala Sioux and has a chapter on the 1876 fighting.”

KANIPE, Daniel A. Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana, Volume IV.... N.p.: Historical Society of Montana, [1903].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 64: “This article, A New Story of Custer’s Last Battle, Told by the Messenger Boy Who Survived, relates how Kanipe carried the first message from Custer to Benteen and the pack train. He tends to be critical of both Reno and Benteen.”

KING, Charles. Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life.... New York: Harper & Brothers, [1890].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 32: “Covers the battle of the Rosebud, thus eliminating Crook’s troops as an effective arm of the Sioux campaign.”

KUHLMAN, Charles. Did Custer Disobey Orders at the Battle of the Little Big Horn?.... Harrisburg: The Stackpole Co., [1957].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 98: “A vigorous defense of the case made that Custer disobeyed General Terry’s letter of instructions during his march.”

KUHLMAN, Charles. Gen. George A. Custer, A Lost Trail and the Gall Saga.... Billings: Charles Kuhlman, 1940.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 105: Another pamphlet with some interesting deductions regarding the Battle of the Little Big Horn with a map of operations of battle, troops, and Indians.

LIBBY, O. G. The Arikara Narrative of the Campaign against the Hostile Dakotas June, 1876.... Bismarck: North Dakota Historical Collections, 1920.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 59: “Very detailed accounts of nine surviving Arikara scouts who served with Reno in the valley fight. These narratives taken down in 1912 include the account of Crow scout Goes Ahead and Interpreter F. F. Girard. The entire picture, as related by the scouts, contradicts the charges of Reno and others that the scouts’ failure to hold the left flank during the valley fight was the major cause of Reno’s withdrawal from his first skirmish line.”

LUCE, Edward S. Keogh, Comanche and Custer.... Ashland: Lewis Osborne, 1974.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 99: “Another extremely useful work, although Luce does not devote much space to the battle itself, three of his appendices add valuable knowledge in regard to the number of recruits in the regiment (much smaller than some historians would lead us to believe) and the killed, the wounded and the survivors.”

LUCE, Edward S. Reprint of The Diary and Letters of Dr. James M. DeWolf, Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Army, His Record of the Sioux Expedition of 1876 as Kept until His Death.... N.p.: State Historical Society of North Dakota, [1958].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 55: “Acting Assistant Surgeon James M. DeWolf, serving with Reno, was killed on the retreat to the bluffs. His diary was recovered and, together with some of his letters to his wife, was prepared for publication.”

LUDLOW, William. Report of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills of Dakota Made in the Summer of 1874.... Washington: Government Printing Office, 1875.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 24: “William Ludlow, an army captain, is chief engineer for the Department of Dakota.”

LUTHER, Tal. High Spots of Custer and Battle of the Little Big Horn Literature (and a Few Low Spots).... Kansas City, Missouri: The Westerners, 1967.

MAINE, Floyd Shuster. Lone Eagle, The White Sioux.... Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1956.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 90: “In its chapter on Custer’s fight, it relies on accounts of Indian participants and is a fairly good treatment.”

MARQUIS, Thomas B. Memoirs of a White Crow Indian (Thomas H. Leforge).... New York: The Century Co., [1928].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 46: “Relates the experiences of Gibbon scout Thomas Leforge, although not on the trip to the Little Big Horn, he relates much of interest, including some comment on the distances traveled.”

MARQUIS, Thomas B. She Watched Custer’s Last Battle, Her Story, Interpreted in 1927.... N.p., 1933.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 73: “This little pamphlet relates what Kate Bighead observed at the battle.”

MARQUIS, Thomas B. Sketch Story of the Custer Battle, A Clashing of Red and Blue.... N.p., 1933.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 111: Another brief fact-filled pamphlet.

MARQUIS, Thomas B. Two Days after the Custer Battle.... Hardin: Custer Battle Museum, 1935.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 48: “A brief account of an enlisted man, William H. White, with General Gibbon.”

MARQUIS, Thomas B. A Warrior Who Fought Custer.... Minneapolis: The Midwest Co., 1931.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 72: “This author lived with the Cheyennes for many years and wrote much on the battle. Here he recounts the experiences of Wooden Leg.”

MARQUIS, Thomas B. Which Indian Killed Custer? Custer Soldiers Not Buried.... N.p., 1933.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 74: “This may be of interest. Of lesser importance are Marquis’ pamphlets on Sitting Bull and Gall, Rain-in-the-Face and Curley.”

MASTERS, Joseph G. Shadows Fall across the Little Horn, ‘Custer’s Last Stand’.... Laramie: University of Wyoming Library, 1951.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 101: “Masters makes references to material obtained from hostiles not mentioned elsewhere.”

McLAUGHLIN, James. My Friend the Indian.... Seattle: Superior Publishing Co., [1970].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 76: “This is a classic in its own light. McLaughlin relies on what he learned from Sioux participants, including Gall, over a period of several years. McLaughlin tends to be definitely pro-Custer, anti-Reno.”

McVEY, Everett E. The Crow Scout Who Killed Custer.... Billings: E. E. McVey, [1952].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 106: “Relying upon inference and some material from the Crow scouts, indicates that Custer was led into a trap by his guide Mitch Bouyer. (Most unlikely interpretation, but different from other theories).”

MERINGTON, Marguerite. The Custer Story, The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth.... New York: Devin-Adair Co., 1950.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 8: “By all odds one of the most revealing books on Custer’s personality. Both Custers were prolific and prolix letter-writers. The letters were edited and pre-selected along with Merington’s running commentary.”

MILES, Nelson A. Personal Recollections and Observations of General Nelson A. Miles.... Chicago: The Werner Co., 1897.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 129: “It is fairly strongly pro-Custer, but is useful in presenting the views of a successful Indian fighter on some of the controversial points.”

MILLS, Anson. My Story.... Washington, D.C.: Byron S. Adams, 1918.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 34: ”An autobiography, edited by C. H. Claudy, that helps illuminate what befell Custer’s expedition.”

MILNER, Joe E. and Earle R. Forrest. California Joe, Noted Scout and Indian Fighter.... Caldwell: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1935.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 136: “Joe scouted for Custer at times. William H. C. Bowen’s Custer’s Last Fight is included in this work and also Forrest’s review of the casualties of the fight.”

MOKLER, Alfred James. Transition of the West, Portrayal of the Indian Problem in the West and the Trials of the Pioneers Who Reclaimed this Country from Savagery to Civilization.... Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 1927.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 134: “His version of the Custer fight and comments on the historianship of George Bird Grinnell are of interest and reflect the attitude of a majority of the early Western settlers toward the Indians.”

MONAGHAN, Jay. Custer, The Life of General George Armstrong Custer.... Boston: Little, Brown & Co., [1959].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 3: “It maintains a better balance than any of the other Custer biographies. If it has a major fault, it would be its weakness in treating the last battle. Monaghan apparently dispels the charges that Custer fathered a child by the captive Indian girl, Monahsetah.”

MONTGOMERY, Mrs. Frank C. Fort Wallace and Its Relation to the Frontier.... N.p.: Kansas State Historical Society, [1926-1928].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 14: “The Kidder Massacre occurred during the Hancock Expedition and is treated in several articles.”

MURRAY, Robert A. The Custer Court Martial.... N.p.: Wyoming State Historical Society, [1964].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 13: “It was during the Hancock Expedition that Custer made his famous ride in pursuit of news of his wife, Elizabeth, during the cholera epidemic. This and other charges earned him a court martial sentence of a one-year suspension. Custer’s court martial and the circumstances which surrounded it are treated in rather anti-Custer fashion which has been reprinted as a separate pamphlet.”

NEIHARDT, John G. Black Elk Speaks, Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Ogalala Sioux.... New York: William Morrow & Co., 1932.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 78: “Illustrated by Standing Bear, a great remarkable book that gives the accounts of Black Elk, Standing Bear and Iron Hawk, all Sioux.”

NOYES, Al. J. In the Land of Chinook or The Story of Blaine County.... Helena: State Publishing Co., [1917].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 143: “This contains considerable material on scout George Herendeen.”

O’HARRA, Cleophas C. The Black Hills Engineer.... Rapid City: The South Dakota State School of Mines, November, 1929.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 25: “Covers the Black Hills expedition thoroughly.”

PAINE, Bayard H. Pioneers, Indians and Buffaloes.... Curtis, Nebraska: The Curtis Enterprise, 1935.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 19: “It nicely describes the famous 1872 buffalo hunt of Grand Duke Alexis of Russia, of which party Custer was a happy participant.”

PARSONS, John E. and John S. du Mont. Firearms in the Custer Battle.... Harrisburg: The Stackpole Co., [1953].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 154: “A thorough pamphlet as to the firearms used in the battle.”

REMSBURG, John E. and George J. Charley Reynolds, Soldier, Hunter, Scout and Guide.... Kansas City, Missouri: H. M. Sender, 1931.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 145: “Interesting material on Charley Reynolds.”

ROENIGK, Adolph. Pioneer History of Kansas.... N.p.: Adolph Roenigk, [1933].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 66: “Reprinted in full is the account of Stanislaus Roy which originally appeared in the Piqua, Ohio, News. Roy was critical of Reno.”

SANDOZ, Mari. The Battle of the Little Big Horn.... New York: James F. Carr,[1966].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 102: “Relies in part on the use of standard interpretations, but also uses the typical resort of fiction writers and includes snatches of conversation. Her anti-Custer bias probably leads her to some rather unsubstantiated assertions concerning Custer’s political aspirations.”

SANDOZ, Mari. Crazy Horse, The Strange Man of the Oglalas.... New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 86: “Although somewhat distrustful of her historianship, Sandoz relied almost entirely on Indian sources for this writing.”

SCHMITT, Martin F. and Dee Brown. Fighting Indians of the West.... New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1948.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 162: “Contains some fine photographs.”

SHIELDS, G. O. The Blanket Indian of the Northwest.... New York: Vechten Waring Co., 1921.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 133: “Contains a report of the Little Big Horn fight by E. A. Garlington, who had served in the 7th Cavalry, and some other material of mild interest.”

SPOTTS, David L. Campaigning with Custer and the Nineteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry on the Washita Campaign, 1868-’69.... Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co., 1928.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 17: “This is a more personalized account, edited by E. A. Brininstool, of the continued action against the Plains Indians during the Washita Campaign.”

STANDING BEAR, Luther. My People the Sioux.... Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., [1928].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 77: “A very brief account of the fight is related by Luther Standing Bear, as told by his father, edited by E. A. Brininstool.”

STECKMESSER, Kent Ladd. The Western Hero in History and Legend.... Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1965].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 168: “Devotes a section to Custer. He discusses much of the non-fiction written about Custer and the battle and also has chapters on juveniles and fiction.”

STEWART, Edgar I. Custer’s Luck.... Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1955].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 93: “This book stands out as a must for any collector and is likely the best single book about the campaign, its causes, events and results. It is a balanced account that tries to present all sides of the controversial points which surround nearly every phase. It is dispassionate and impartial, quite a rarity in writing about the Custer battle.”

STEWART, Edgar I. and Jane R. The Field Diary of Lt. Edward Settle Godfrey.... Portland: The Champoeg Press, 1957.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 51: “Material from the surviving officers of the Seventh Cavalry is plentiful. Lieutenant, later General, Edward Settle Godfrey, who served with Benteen that fateful day, was the most prolific.”

TALLENT, Annie D. The Black Hills; or, The Last Hunting Ground of the Dakotahs, A Complete History.... St. Louis: Nixon-Jones Printing Co., 1899. Thick 8vo, original dark green cloth. Binding moderately abraded and worn, front hinge cracked, interior fine.

First edition. Adams, Guns 2180; Herd 2232: “Scarce.” Howes T14. Jennewein, Black Hills Booktrails 124: “Formal reporting of historical information assembled in a somewhat antiquarian manner.” Luther, High Spots of Custer 130: “Reviews the campaign briefly, but contains some accounts of hostilities in the Black Hills.”

The Teepee Book.... Sheridan: The Mills Co., 1926. Fine in wrappers.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 68: “This souvenir booklet is a reprint of The Teepee Book, Vol. II, No. VI, published June, 1916, by Herbert Coffeen, Sheridan, Wyoming, which contained much of interest. Col. Henry Hall writes of the reminiscences of John Sivertsen, who was a trooper in Captain French’s company in the valley fight with Reno. The 1926 issue reprinted the same material plus the accounts of Crow scouts White Man Runs Him, Hairy Moccasin, Curley and Goes Ahead.”

UTLEY, Robert M. Custer and the Great Controversy, The Origin and Development of a Legend.... Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1962. Very fine in d.j.

First edition. Luther, High Spots of Custer 167: “An excellent discussion of how much of the controversy about the battle started and how this is reflected in the written material about it.”

VAN DE WATER, Frederic F. Glory-Hunter, A Life of General Custer.... Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, [1934]. Fine in blue cloth with red lettering. Bookplate.

First edition. Luther, High Spots of Custer 2: “Written during the era when debunking was popular and pictures Custer in as unfavorable a light as possible in all situations. Van de Water writes with a bold and vigorous style. The contents enraged General Hugh S. Johnson sufficiently to draw forth such comments as ‘adverse advocacy,’ ‘mere muckraking,’ ‘sounds like the musings of a daisy-crunching doughboy.’”

VAUGHN, J. W. Indian Fights, New Facts on Seven Encounters.... Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1966]. Fine in d.j.

First edition. Luther, High Spots of Custer 141: “One of the most recent books of interest. The position of Major Reno’s skirmish line in the valley is the subject of Vaughn’s searching analysis.”

VAUGHN, J. W. The Reynolds Campaign on Powder River.... Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1961]. Fine in d.j.

First edition. Luther, High Spots of Custer 30: “Covers quite well the beginnings of the Sioux Campaign of 1876.”

VAUGHN, J. W. With Crook at the Rosebud.... Harrisburg: The Stackpole Co., [1956]. Fine in d.j.

First edition. Luther, High Spots of Custer 37: “An analysis of the battle of the Rosebud that nothing is likely ever to surpass this masterful reconstruction.”

VAUGHN, Robert. Then and Now; or, Thirty-Six Years in the Rockies.... Minneapolis: Tribune Printing Co., 1900. 8vo, original dark green pictorial cloth. Fine.

First edition. Adams, Herd 2403. Graff 4466. erdHowes V60. Luther, High Spots of Custer 57: “An account by William Jackson, a part Blackfoot Indian who served as an Army scout and was with the Reno contingent, given to a newspaper reporter some time prior to 1899 is included in a chapter.”

VESTAL, Stanley. Sitting Bull, Champion of the Sioux, a Biography.... Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1932. Very fine in d.j.

First edition. Luther, High Spots of Custer 81: “Stanley Vestal is the pen name of Walter S. Campbell.”

VESTAL, Stanley. Warpath and Council Fire, The Plains Indians’ Struggle for Survival in War and in Diplomacy, 1851-1891.... New York: Random House, [1948]. Fine in d.j.

First edition. Luther, High Spots of Custer 83: “Stanley Vestal gives us much information in regard to the battle.”

VESTAL, Stanley. Warpath, The True Story of the Fighting Sioux Told in a Biography of Chief White Bull.... Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1934. Fine in torn d.j. Very fine in d.j.

First edition. Luther, High Spots of Custer 82: “Vestal studied with the Sioux for many years.”

WAGNER, Glendolin Damon. Old Neutriment.... Boston: Ruth Hill, Publisher, [1934]. Very fine in d.j.

First edition. Luther, High Spots of Custer 63: “This relates the story of John Burkman who was Custer’s own orderly. Burkman was strongly pro-Custer and, as the story was related so many years after the battle, we should be somewhat cautious in accepting his account unreservedly.”

WALKER, Judson Elliott. Campaigns of General Custer in the North-West, and the Final Surrender of Sitting Bull.... New York: Jenkins & Thomas, 1881.

Luther, High Spots of Custer 123: “Contains some background information of interest.”

The Westerners Brand Book 1944.... Chicago: The Westerners, [1946].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 144: “In addition to the revealing Benteen correspondence to Goldin, contained in the chapter on the battle of the Little Big Horn, are two hitherto unpublished letters of Benteen.”

The Westerners Brand Book 1945-1946.... Chicago: The Westerners, [1947].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 150: “Material on Mark Kellogg and his diary appear in a chapter by Elmo Scott Watson, ‘The Custer Campaign, Diary of Mark Kellogg’.”

The Westerners Brand Book 1950.... Los Angeles: Los Angeles Corral, [1951].

Luther, High Spots of Custer 153: “Col. W. A. Graham’s article, ‘Custer’s Battle Flags’ appears here and was also printed in a separate pamphlet.”


(104 vols.)

588. [NATIVE AMERICANS. LATIN AMERICA]. Lot of 29 titles, including:

[LA SECRETARIA DE EDUCACION PUBLICA]. Monumentos Arqueologicos de Mexico. Mexico: Talleres Gráficos de la Nación, 1933.

SMITH, Buckingham. Rudo ensayo tentativa de una prevencional descripción Geographica Provincia de Sonora. St. Augustine, 1863.

STARR, Frederick. Notes Upon the Ethnography of Southern Mexico. N.p.: Putnam Memorial Publication Fund, 1900.

STEWARD, Julian H. (editor). Handbook of South American Indians. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946. 2 volumes.

WAUCHOPE, Robert (editor). Handbook of Middle American Indians: Natural Environment and Early Cultures, V. 1 Austin: University of Texas Press, 1964.

Plus 24 others.


(39 vols.)

589. [NATIVE AMERICANS. NAVAJO]. Lot of 27 titles, including:

COOLIDGE, Dane & Mary R. Coolidge. The Navajo Indians. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930.

HAILE, Berard et al. Beautyway: A Navajo Ceremonial. [New York]: Pantheon Books, [c1957].

KING, Jeff et al. Where the Two Came to Their Father: A Navajo War Ceremonial. New York: Pantheon Books Inc., [c1943].

LIPPS, Oscar H. The Navajos. Cedar Rapids: The Torch Press, 1909.

MATTHEWS, Washington (compiler & translator). Navajo Legends. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1897.

Plus 22 others.


(30 vols.)

590. [NATIVE AMERICANS. NORTHWEST]. Lot of 50 titles, including:

LINDERMAN, Frank B. Blackfeet Indians. [St. Paul: Great Northern Railway, 1935].

MORRIS, Robert C. Collections of the Wyoming Historical Society. Cheyenne: The Wyoming Historical Society, 1897.

PALLADINO, L. B. Indian and White in the Northwest: A History of Catholicity in Montana 1831 to 1891. Lancaster: Wickersham Publishing Company, 1922.

RANKIN, M. Wilson. Reminiscences of Frontier Days.... Denver: Smith-Brooks, [c1938].

RUSSELL, Frank. Explorations in the Far North. N.p.: The University, 1898.

WAGNER, Glendolin D. & William A. Allen. Blankets and Moccasins. Caldwell: The Caxton Printers, 1933.

Plus 44 others.


(55 vols.)

591. [NATIVE AMERICANS. PAWNEE]. Lot of 5 titles, including:

HAZEN, R. W. History of the Pawnee Indians. N.p.: Fremont Tribune, 1893.

Plus 4 others.


(5 vols.)

592. [NATIVE AMERICANS. PLAINS & MIDWEST]. Lot of 53 titles, including:

BALDWIN, Alice B. Memoirs of the Late Frank D. Baldwin Major General, U.S.A. Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co., 1929.

BRANCH, E. Douglas. The Hunting of the Buffalo. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1929.

CALDWELL, Martha B. (compiler). Annals of Shawnee Methodist Mission and Indian Manual Labor School. Topeka: The Kansas State Historical Society, 1939.

FLETCHER, Alice C. Historical Sketch of the Omaha Tribe of Indians in Nebraska. N.p., n.d.

GRINNELL, George B. When Buffalo Ran. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1920.

HAMILTON, W. T. My Sixty Years on the Plains.... New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Co., 1905.

POWELL, Peter J. Sweet Medicine.... Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [c1969]. 2 volumes.

Plus 46 others.


(58 vols.)

593. [NATIVE AMERICANS. PLAINS & MIDWEST]. Lot of 54 titles, including:

BERNHARDT, C. Indian Raids in Lincoln County, Kansas, 1864 and 1869.... Lincoln: The Lincoln Sentinel Print, 1910.

COLLINS, Dennis. The Indians’ Last Fight or the Dull Knife Raid. [Girard: Press of the Appeal to Reason], n.d.

DE VOE, Caryl. Legends of the Kaw: The Folk Lore of the Indians of the Kansas River Valley. Kansas City: Franklin Hudson Publishing Co., 1904.

ELLENBECKER, John G. Oak Grove Massacre (Oak, Nebraska): Indian Raids on the Little Blue River in 1864. Marysville: Marysville Advocate-Democrat, n.d.

FULTON, A. R. The Red Men of Iowa: Being a History of the Various Aboriginal Tribes.... Des Moines: Mills & Company, Publishers, 1882.

MacLEAN, J. P. The Mound Builders.... Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1879.

MINER, William H. The Iowa. Cedar Rapids: The Torch Press, 1911.

RADIN, Paul (editor). Crashing Thunder: The Autobiography of an American Indian. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1926.

SIBLEY, Henry H. Iron Face: The Adventures of Jack Frazer Frontier Warrior, Scout, and Hunter. Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1950.

Plus 46 others.


(54 vols.)

594. [NATIVE AMERICANS. SOUTHWEST]. Lot of 46 titles, including:

CLUM, John P. The San Carlos Apache Police. N.p., n.d.

CUSHING, Frank H. (recorder & translator). Zuñi Folk Tales. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1901.

CRANE, Leo. Indians of the Enchanted Desert. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1925.

DiPESO, Charles C. The Babocomari Village Site on the Babocomari River, Southeastern Arizona. Drangoon: The Amerind Foundation, 1951.

HALLENBECK, Cleve. Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: The Journey and Route of the First European to Cross the Continent of North America 1534-1536. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1940.

HEWETT, Edgar L. Pajarito Plateau and Its Ancient People. N.p.: University of New Mexico Press, [c1938].

HODGE, F. W. Pueblo Snake Ceremonials. N.p., 1896.

JONES, Daniel W. Forty Years among the Indians. Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1890.

Plus 38 others.


(95 vols.)

595. [NATIVE AMERICANS. SOUTHWEST]. Lot of 72 titles, including:

CREMONY, John C. Life among the Apaches. San Francisco: A. Roman & Company, Publishers, 1868.

CUSHING, Frank H. The Nation of the Willows. Flagstaff: Northland Press, [c1965].

DUNN, J. P. Massacres of the Mountains: A History of the Indian Wars of the Far West. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1886.

LYNDON, Ross (W. E. Eisele). I-Nip-E-Gant or, the Crazy Ute Indian.... N.p.: W. E. Eisele, c1920.

MOORHEAD, Max L. The Apache Frontier: Jacobo Ugarte and Spanish-Indian Relations in Northern New Spain, 1769-1791. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [c1968].

NUSBAUM, Aileen. The Seven Cities of Cibola. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1926.

SEDGEWICK, Mrs. William T. Acoma, the Sky City: A Study in Pueblo-Indian History and Civilization. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.

THOMAS, Alfred B. The Plains Indians and New Mexico, 1751-1778. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1940.

UNDERHILL, Ruth. The Papago Indians of Arizona and Their Relatives the Pima. [Lawrence: Education Division, U.S. Office of Indian Affairs, [1940].

WATSON, Don. Cliff Dwellings of the Mesa Verde: A Story in Pictures. Mesa Verde National Park: Mesa Verde Museum Association, [1961].

WOODRUFF, Janette. Indian Oasis. Caldwell: The Caxton Printers, 1939.

Plus 61 others.


(76 vols.)

596. [NATIVE AMERICANS. TEXAS]. Lot of 14 titles, including:

CARTER, R. G. On the Border with Mackenzie: Or Winning West Texas from the Comanches. New York: Antiquarian Press, 1961.

HUNTER, John D. Manners and Customs of Several Indian Tribes.... Philadelphia: J. Maxwell, 1823.

MAYHALL, Mildred P. Indian Wars of Texas. Waco: Texian Press, 1965.

WALLACE, Ernest & E. Adamson Hoebel. The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [c1952].

Plus 10 others.


(14 vols.)

597. [NATIVE AMERICANS. TOKE. PEYOTE RITUAL]. TOKE, Monroe T. The Peyote Ritual: Visions and Descriptions of Monroe Tsa Toke. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, [c1957].


(1 vol.)

598. [NATIVE AMERICANS. WEST COAST]. Lot of 36 titles, including:

BAEGERT, Johann J. Observations in Lower California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1952.

DILLON, Richard. Burnt-Out Fires. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, Inc., [c1973].

DODGE, Orvil (editor). The Heroes of Battle Rock, or the Miners’ Reward.... N.p., 1904.

ECCLESTON, Robert. The Mariposa Indian War 1850-1851.... Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1957.

JUDSON, Katharine B. (compiler & editor). Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1912.

MERRIAM, C. Hart (compiler & editor). The Dawn of the World: Myths and Weird Tales Told by the Mewan Indians of California. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1910.

Plus 30 others.


(36 vols.)

599. [NATURAL HISTORY. BOTANY & GARDENING]. [BRUNSWICK?]. Portfolio of 75 hand-colored lithographs of flowers, antique roses, fruit and other trees, vines, shrubs, ornamentals, landscape ideas, examples of a pleasant and an unpleasant home, etc. The plates in groups of three, connected by pink ribbons (some of which are absent or torn), mounted to patterned cotton cloth. The plates fold within an original folding black leather case which is gilt-stamped “Augustine & Co., Normal, Ill.” Rochester, n.d. (late nineteenth century). Folder somewhat worn and abraded, and a few plates with edge wear, but generally fine. Unique. There is one extra plate in the portfolio which appears to be from another work.

A most unusual production, the item appears to be a gardening catalog (if so, it is certainly a complex and interesting one), or perhaps it was a device used by travelling salesmen to sell the wares of a gardening and landscape firm. The plates are identified by printing text beneath the images, and some of the text is quite informative. The plates bear the imprint of Brunswick and Rochester, New York.


(1 vol.)

600. [NATURAL HISTORY. ORNITHOLOGY]. STUDER, Jacob H. The Birds of North America. New York: The Natural Science Association of America, 1888. 119 colored lithographic plates. Folio, original half morocco. Upper cover detached, binding worn and dry, interior and plates fine.

First edition. Nissen 473.


(1 vol.)

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