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Life of Black Hawk

by Black Hawk

Autobiography of early 19th century leader of the Sauk and Fox Indians. Describes tribal customs, traditions, Indian wars, more.


Handbook of American Indian Games

by Allan and Paulette Macfarlan

Rich collection of 150 authentic American Indian games for boys and girls of all ages: running, relay, kicking, throwing and rolling, tossing and catching, guessing, group-challenge and many other games. 74...


The Myths of the North American Indians

by Lewis SPENCE

Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary....


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume II

by George Catlin

Volume 2 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians; ceremonies, hunt, warfare, etc. Total in set: 312 plates.


Taos Tales

by Elsie Clews Parsons

Nearly 100 tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs, culture of Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more.


Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Adjacent Coast of the Gulf of

by John R. Swanton

Richly illustrated study of Natchez, Muskhogean, Tunican, Chitimacha and Atakapa Indians, with comprehensive discussions of tribes' material culture, religion, language, social organization, as well as accounts...


Native American Creation Myths

by Jeremiah Curtin

Traditional American Indian life revolved around communication with divinity, and these authentic stories about the origin of the earth and its creatures embody every facet of their culture — customs, institutions,...


North American Indian Life: Customs and Traditions of 23 Tribes

by Elsie Clews Parsons

27 fictionalized essays by noted anthropologists examine religion, customs, government, additional facets of life among the Winnebago, Crow, Zuni, Eskimo, other tribes.


Everyday Life of the North American Indian

by Jon Manchip White

Well-researched and highly readable study provides in-depth views of the daily life, times, and culture of the Native American athlete, warrior, spouse, and parent; witch doctor, worshipper, artist and craftsman....


From the Deep Woods to Civilization

by Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman

A native Sioux's inspiring biography recounts his education in the white world, his experiences as a physician at the Wounded Knee massacre, and his goverment work on behalf of American Indians.


Sacajawea: Guide and Interpreter of Lewis and Clark

by Grace Raymond Hebard

Remarkable study, based on exacting research, unravels the tangled threads of Sacajawea's family life, describes her personal traits, and significant services she rendered during a grand adventure that would...


Indian Blankets and Their Makers

by George Wharton James

History, old-style wool blankets, changes brought about by traders, symbolism of design and color, a Navajo weaver at work, more. Emphasis on Navajo. 254 illustrations, 32 in color.


Myths and Tales of the Jicarilla Apache Indians

by Edward Morris Opler

Classic study of myths relating to creation, agriculture and rain, hunting rituals, coyote cycle, monstrous enemy stories, many more.


Native American Dance Steps

by Bessie Evans & May G. Evans

This well-researched book provides details of the varied steps Native American groups have used to express ideas — from skips, jumps, and hop steps, to an Indian form of the pas de bourrée.


Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

by Herbert J. Spinden

Classic study of pre-Columbian civilizations in the New World. Maya, Olmecs, Toltecs, Aztecs, many others. History, gods, calendars, religions, ceremonies, etc. 47 black-and-white plates. 86 text figures.


Tales of the North American Indians

by Stith Thompson

Nearly 100 myths and legends of heroes, journeys to the other world, animal wives and husbands, and even biblical subjects include "The Woman Who Fell from the Sky" (Seneca), "The Star Husband" (Ojibwa), "Crossing...


Navaho Weaving: Its Technic and History

by Charles Avery Amsden

First in-depth technical study of Navaho weaving—dyes, looms, other aspects. Over 230 illustrations, including more than 100 excellent photographs.


Sign Language Among North American Indians

by Garrick Mallery

Fascinating, wide-ranging study describes and illustrates signs used for specific words, phrases, sentences, and even dialogues. Scores of diagrams show precise movements of body and hands for signing.


Native American Designs Stained Glass Pattern Book

by Carolyn Relei

Over 120 patterns adapted from authentic tribal motifs depict striking elements from Jicarilla Apache basketry, Zuni and Hopi pottery, a Nez Percé woven bag, an Arapaho shield cover, a Navajo blanket, more....


Navaho Indian Myths

by Aileen O'Bryan

Rich compilation of Navaho origin and creation myths, recorded directly from a tribal elder: "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," and many more.