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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.


Authentic American Indian Beadwork and How to Do It: With 50 Charts for Bead Weaving and 21 Full-Size Patterns for Applique

by Pamela Stanley-Millner

This start-to-finish guide enables even beginners to create beautiful beadwork based on authentic Native American designs. Step-by-step instructions include diagrams for 71 patterns for bead weaving and applique...


American Indian Stories

by Zitkala-Sa

A testimony to the power of one woman's spirit, this moving collection of autobiographical tales and family stories portrays a Native American teacher's struggle between her heritage and American society.


A Century of Dishonor: The Classic Exposé of the Plight of the Native Americans

by Helen Hunt Jackson

This volume documents a succession of broken treaties, forced removal of tribes from choice lands, and other examples of inhuman treatment visited upon the Delaware, Cheyenne, and other tribes.


Authentic Indian Designs

by Maria Naylor

Largest collection anywhere: 2,500 authentic illustrations of bowls, bottles and pipes, geometric and floral patterns on beadwork, pictographs, symbolic tipi decorations, masks, basket weaves, Hopi katchina...


Big Book of Indian Beadwork Designs

by Kay Doherty Bennett

Easy-to-follow color-coded charts and simple instructions for creating unusual Native American designs depicting buffalo, kachinas, eagles, feathers, and more. For use in appliqué work, embroidery, stained...


Yucatan Before and After the Conquest

by Diego de Landa

Describes geography and natural history of the peninsula, gives brief history of Mayan life, discusses Spanish conquest, and provides a long summary of Maya civilization. 4 maps, and over 120 illustrations.


Indian Boyhood

by Charles A. Eastman

Chronicles first 15 years in life of a native Santee Sioux Indian in mid-19th century: childhood memories, training in the hunt, woodlore, religious practices, medicine men, more. 13 illustrations.


The Soul of the Indian

by Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman

The author discusses forms of ceremonial and symbolic worship, the unwritten scriptures, and the spirit world, emphasizing the universal quality and personal appeal of Native American religion.


The Account of Mary Rowlandson and Other Indian Captivity Narratives

by Mary Rowlandson & Horace Kephart

Rowlandson's famous account of her abduction by the Narragansett Indians in 1676 is accompanied by three other narratives of captivity among the Delawares, the Iroquois, and the Indians of the Allegheny.


The Indian How Book

by Arthur C. Parker

Enhanced by 51 illustrations, this eye-opening work tells how Native Americans made fire, teepees, canoes, war bonnets, fishhooks, arrowheads, wampum, plus how they courted, treated women, bathed, cut their...