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401. [NATIVE AMERICANS]. Lot of 29 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:
BATTEY, Thomas C. The Life and Adventures of a
Quaker Among the Indians. Boston: Lee & Shepard,
1875.  xii, 9-339  pp., frontispiece portrait,
illustrations. Original green cloth with decorative bands
in black on covers and backstrip and gilt title on spine. A
very fine bright copy.
First edition. Graff 208: "Batteys experiences were among the Kiowas principally, but he was also associated with the Comanches, Apaches, Caddoes, and Kickapoos." Howes 660 (1954 edition; omitted in error from the 2nd edition). Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 2985: "During the early 1870s Battey taught school at the Wichita Agency (later to become the Riverside Indian School) and then lived on the Kiowa reservation. His account of the last stages of the Kiowa-Comanche wars in Texas and early life on the reservation is excellent." Pingenot: The eight illustrations are based on photographs of Kiowa chiefs, braves, and women.
BIRD, Traveller. Tell Them They Lie: The
Sequoyah Myth. Los Angeles: Westernlore, 1971.
Illustrations. Cloth. Fine in d.j. Laid in is an article on
Se-Quo-Yah clipped from Harpers New Monthly
Magazine XLI (1870).
First edition. Pingenot: The author, himself a Cherokee, has assembled a vast amount of information about Sequoyah, and points out that many "so called" facts about the great Cherokee leader are in fact myths. Long out-of-print and very scarce.
BRANCH, E. Douglas. The Hunting of the
Buffalo. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1929.
Photographic illustrations. Original cloth with printed
label on cover and spine. Very fine in d.j.
First edition. Dobie, p. 159: "Interpretative as well as factual." Harvard Guide to American History, p. 414. In Lamar. Pingenot: Fine work on the epic hunt and wholesale slaughter that ended the vast free-roaming herds and doomed the Indians to government dependence on reservations.
CLARK, W. P. The Indian Sign Language...and a
Description of...the Peculiar Laws, Myths...Code of Peace
and War Signals of our Aborigines. Philadelphia: L. R.
Hamersly & Company, 1885.  443  pp., frontispiece
folding map showing Indian Reservations of the United
States west of the 84th Meridian, 1882, illustrations, ads.
Tall 8vo, original cloth, gilt title on spine. Near
First edition. Howes C449. Pingenot: The author, Captain William Philo Clark, 2nd U.S. Cavalry, compiled this work on the order of Lieut. Gen. P. H. Sheridan. Clark served on the western frontier six years and made a careful study of Indian habits and customs. His study is one of the most important works ever done on the subject. Contains notes of the gestures taught deaf-mutes in our institutions for their instruction, along with a description of their peculiar laws, customs, myths, superstitions, ways of living, code of peace and war signals. Clark submitted the completed manuscript to Sheridan on July 7, 1884, then died on September 22 of that year. The published book did not appear until 1885.
COOLIDGE, Mary Roberts and Dane Coolidge. The
Navajo Indians. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin
Company, 1930. Frontispiece, illustrations, endpaper maps.
Cloth. Fine bright copy in original pictorial d.j. with
DENSMORE, Frances. Chippewa Music-II. Washington: GPO, 1913. 341 pp., illustrations. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 53.
CAMPOS, Juan Vicente. El Gobierno Supremo del Estado de Coahuila.... Saltillo Setiembre 25 de 1850. Broadside.
FEHRENBACH, T. R. Comanches: The Destruction of
a People. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974.
Illustrations, maps. Cloth. Fine copy in a near fine
First edition. Pingenot: In a magnificent sweep of storytelling, Fehrenbach gives us the first complete picture of the Comanches. Piecing together their own surviving life and legend, the essence of their folk-memory, the written records of their enemies and all that modern scholarship has to offer, he shows us the way they lived their lives, hunted, celebrated, worshipped, made war and died.
HAGAN, William T. The Sac and Fox Indians.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, . Frontispiece,
illustrations, maps. Cloth. Very fine in a good to very
First edition. Pingenot: A comprehensive history of the Sac and Fox tribes with emphasis on the period from 1804 to the present. In 1804 Indiana Territory governor, William Henry Harrison, wheedled the Indians into signing a historic treaty which was to lead to their ultimate downfall. Once a powerful force in the Mississippi Valley, they held their own against all enemy tribes, including the mighty Sioux.
HAINES, Francis. The Nez Percés:
Tribesmen of the Columbia Plateau. Norman: University
of Oklahoma Press, . Illustrations, maps. Cloth. Near
mint in a fine d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: A sedentary fishing tribe in Idaho, Oregon, and southeastern Washington, the Nez Percés were transformed by the acquisition of the horse into a tribe that hunted the Plains and assimilated much of the buffalo culture. A comprehensive account of a unique people, who, in the wake of Lewis and Clark, sent a delegation to St. Louis to ask for Christian teachers.
HITCHCOCK, Ethan Allen. A Traveler in Indian
Territory: The Journal of Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Late
Major-General in the United States Army. Cedar Rapids:
Torch Press, 1930. Frontispiece portrait, plates, folding
map. Original cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Fine in
First edition. Howes H537. Rader 1899. Pingenot: Hitchcock spent four months traveling among the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, and Choctaw Indians. He recorded what he saw and heard in a series of nine interesting diaries. The folding map depicts his travels in 1842.
HOWBERT, Irving. The Indians of the Pikes
Peak Region.... New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1914.
Frontispiece, plates. Original blue cloth with gilt title.
Slight wear to edges of binding, else fine.
First edition. Graff 1984. Howes H718. Rader 1959. Wilcox, p. 62. Pingenot: An important contribution to the Indian war history of Colorado. Includes an account of the Battle of Sand Creek, in which Howbert was a participant, as well as occurrences in El Paso County, Colorado, during the war with the Cheyennes and Arapahoes in 1864 and 1868.
JAMES, George Wharton. Indians of the Painted
Desert Region. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1903.
Frontispiece, photographic plates. Original pictorial
cloth. Very good. Inscribed.
JOHN, Elizabeth A. H. Storms Brewed in Other
Mens Worlds: The Confrontation of Indians, Spanish,
and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795. College
Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1975.
Illustrations, maps. Cloth. Very fine to near mint in
First edition. Basic Texas Books 19n. Pingenot: Covers the Pueblos, Caddos, Comanches, the area of New Mexico and Texas to the Mississippi Valley. An amazing job of ordering a great mass of information and destined to become a classic in its field. 14 plates of paintings by Indian artists, including Fred Kabotie, Allan Houser, Harrison Begay, etc.
KILPATRICK, Jack F. Sequoyah of Earth &
Intellect. Austin: Encino Press, 1965. Portrait
frontispiece. 4to, cloth with printed pictorial label. Very
fine in slipcase with printed pictorial label as issued.
Signed by the author in the Cherokee syllabary, which
First edition (#90 of 550 signed numbered copies). Whaley 12: "Although Sequoyah did not come to the Southwest until the latter part of his life, he reunited the Cherokees after the white man had driven them from their ancestral home." Pingenot: One of the earliest Encino Press productions, and one of the least common due to the sale, soon after publication, of a large number of copies to Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
KING, Charles. An Apache Princess. New
York: Hobart Company, 1903. Illustrations by Frederic
Remington and E. W. Deming. Original pictorial cloth. Spine
lettering flaked, overall very good.
First edition. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Remington 735) and (Deming 61). Pingenot: A tale of the Indian frontier.
LA FARGE, Oliver. A Pictorial History of the
American Indian. New York: Crown Publishers, .
350 illustrations including many in color. 4to, original
cloth. Very good in pictorial d.j.
Second printing. Pingenot: The absorbing and interesting story of the Indians of North America from the time of the first white men landed to the present. Covers all the great events, major developments and notable chiefs and heroes of Indian history.
LANGE, Charles H. Cochiti: A New Mexico Pueblo
Past and Present. Austin: University of Texas Press,
1959. Maps, illustrations, photographic plates. Cloth. Fine
LATORRE, Felipe A. and Dolores L. The Mexican
Kickapoo Indians. Austin: University of Texas Press,
1976. Photographic illustrations. Original cloth. Fine in
pictorial d.j. Presentation inscribed to Ben E. Pingenot
from the authors. Letter from author laid in.
First edition. Pingenot: Story of a small group of Kickapoo Indians, members of an Algonquian tribe native to the forests of Wisconsin, who have been living in the semiarid brush country of northern Coahuila for more than a century. How they came to be there; how they have adapted their Woodland culture and preserved their tribal identity, their ceremonial calendar, etc. An important work.
MARQUIS, Arnold. A Guide to Americas Indians: Ceremonials, Reservations, and Museums. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1974. Illustrations. 4to, cloth. Fine in d.j.
McCRACKEN, Harold. George Catlin and the Old
Frontier. New York: Dial Press, 1959. Frontispiece
portrait, plus 35 full-color reproductions and over 130 in
black and white. 4to, original gilt pictorial cloth. Very
fine in a somewhat worn but good d.j.
McREYNOLDS, Edwin C. The Seminoles. Norman:
University of Oklahoma Press, . Photographic
illustrations, maps. Original cloth in a price-clipped but
RISTER, Carl Coke. Harmful Practices of Indian
Traders of the Southwest, 1865-1876. Reprinted from
New Mexico Historical Review 1931. 18 pp. Wrappers.
Rare. 2 copies.
SCHMITT, Martin F. and Dee Brown. Fighting
Indians of the West. New York: Charles Scribners
Sons, 1948. 270 photographs, sketches, and paintings,
endpaper maps. 4to, original pictorial cloth. Very good in
First edition. Pingenot: Photographs, brought together from many sources, present the most comprehensive pictorial record of the chiefs, the scouts, the historic Army posts, battles and skirmishes, from Red Clouds attack on Fort Phil Kearney in 1866 down to the day of final tragedy at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, December 29, 1890.
SECOY, Frank Raymond. Changing Military
Patterns on the Great Plains (17th Century through Early
19th Century). Locust Valley: J. J. Augustin, . 5
maps. Cloth, gilt title on spine. Fine.
First edition. Pingenot: A scholarly work encompassing culture, environment, and the development of Plains military patterns, post-horse pre-gun patterns and horse and gun patterns, use of the flintlock muzzle-loader on horseback, etc.
SMITH, H. Jay, Exploring Company. The Cliff Dwellers. Exhibit brochure for the Worlds Colombian Expedition, 1893. Illustrations. Self-wrappers. Stained, very good.
TATUM, Lawrie. Our Red Brothers and the Peace
Policy of President Ulysses S. Grant. Philadelphia:
John C. Winston & Company, 1899. Frontispiece portrait,
illustrations. Original red cloth with gilt title on cover
and backstrip. Minor edge wear else a near fine copy.
First edition. Graff 4071. Howes T42: "Most copies destroyedor damagedby fire." Rader 3035. Pingenot: One of the best-known Indian agents of his day, Tatum played an important role in the destinies of Kiowa chieftains Satanta and Big Tree following their depredations in Texas in 1871. Written the year before his death, Tatums book is described by Thrapp as "a standby for historians and [is a] classic in the literature of the Southern Plains (Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, p. 1404).
TIXIER, Victor. Tixiers Travels on the
Osage Prairies. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press,
1940. Illustrations by Tixier, 2 fold-out maps. Original
pictorial cloth in a good to very good d.j.
Graff 4159. Howes T276. Plains & Rockies 114. Rader 3139. Pingenot: First English language translation of the 1844 original edition and an early title in O.U. Presss "American Exploration and Travel" series. Tixier left France on November 23, 1839, and arrived in New Orleans on January 27, 1840, where he received an invitation from Major Chouteau to visit the Osages and to hunt buffalo. Tixier arrived in St. Louis on May 12, traveled on to Independence and from there to Papins trading post called Nion-Chou. He accompanied the Osages on a buffalo hunt to the Grand Saline.
TRENHOLM, Virginia Cole. The Arapahoes, Our
People. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, .
Illustrations, map. Cloth. Fine in a near fine d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: Overshadowed by their more hostile allies, the Sioux and Cheyennes, the Arapahoes are the least known of the Plains tribes. This work traces their history from prehistoric times in Minnesota and Canada to the turn of the century in Wyoming, Montana, and Oklahoma, when their cultural history ended and adjustment to the white mans way began. Covers way of life, dealings with traders, treaties, battles, etc., including accounts of the Ghost Dance and peyote cult.
UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT (Millard Fillmore).
Message of the President of the United States, to the
Two Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the Second
Session of the Thirty-first Congress. December 2, 1850.
Washington: SED 1, 1850. 36 lithographic plates (3
folding), tables. Black calf over marbled boards. Very
good, with some foxing to text and
In addition to the Cross report (part 2, pp. 126-240), pp. 46-175 of part 1 present the report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs including reports from the field and statements of funds held in trust for Indian tribes.