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Image for Land of the Umpqua: A history of Douglas County, Oregon

Land of the Umpqua: A history of Douglas County, Oregon

By: Beckham, Stephen Dow

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Roseburg, Oregon, Douglas County Commissioners: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 116C6147

ISBN: 0961657413

Condition: Good


0961657413 285 pages. Index. Select bibliography. Black and white illustrations. "Examines economic development, cultural institutions, the role of the federal government, Indian-white relations, settlement, community development, living conditions, and the demographic patterns of the population of the region... Concerned with those who for the past 140 years have made the Umpqua region their home." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked with modest wear. A sound copy. View more info

Gabriola: Petroglyph Island

By: Bentley, Mary; Bentley, Ted

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Canada, Sono Nis Pr: 1982

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 71302567

ISBN: 0919462812

Condition: Fine


0919462812 111 pages including index. Native Indian rock art, the petroglyph, is to be found all over the northwest coast. Gabriola Island houses a major site which was discovered as recently as 1976. Includes photographs, rubbings, drawings and descriptions of over fifty of the petroglyphs on this site and on five other sites on the island. Discusses petroglyphs in general as to their locations, carving methods, dating techniques and the possible reasons for their existence. Well-researched with thoughtful discussion. Negligible wear. Date written atop title page else clean, bright and... View more info

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The Cheyenne and Arapaho Ordeal: Reservation and Agency Life in the Indian territory, 1875-1907

By: Berthrong, Donald J.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Norman, OK, U.S.A., University of Oklahoma Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 732A5060

Condition: Very Good


402 pages. Index. Bibliography. Black and white illustrations. "Recounts the reservation period of the Cheyennes and the Arapahoes in western Oklahoma and the following fifteen years. An investigation - and an indictment - of the assimilation and reservation policies thrust upon them in the latter half of the nineteenth century, policies that succeeded only in doing enormous damage to sturdy, vital people." - from dust jacket. Nearly invisible stamps to each end of text else no external markings. Few library markings to contents. Dust jacket price-clipped. Very light wear over... View more info

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Bella Bella: A Season of Heiltsuk Art

By: Black, Martha

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Univ of Washington Pr: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 731A0890

ISBN: 029597608X

Condition: Fair


029597608X 207 pages. References. "This seminal work focuses on Canada's premier collection of Heiltsuk art, the R.W. Large Collection in the Royal Ontario Museum, illuminating its early twentieth-century origins and the continuity and power of Heiltsuk cultural expression. Usual library markings. Above-average wear. Worthy reading copy. View more info

Image for During my time: Florence Edenshaw Davidson, a Haida woman

During my time: Florence Edenshaw Davidson, a Haida woman

By: Blackman, Margaret B

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Seattle, Douglas & McIntyre: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 737H3534

ISBN: 0295959436

Condition: Good


0295959436 172 pages. Bibliography. Index. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. "The first life history of a Northwest Coast Indian woman. Davidson, daughter of a noted Haida carver and chief Charles Edenshaw, was born in 1896. As one of the few living Haida elders knowledgeable about the culture of a bygone era, she is a fragile link with the past. One of the last Haida women to undergo the traditional puberty seclusion and an arranged marriage, she followed patterns in her life typical of women of her generation." - dust jacket. Name atop half-title, otherwise un... View more info

The Geography of the Canadian North: Issues and Challenges

By: Bone, Robert M.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, Oxford University Press: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 41401871

ISBN: 0195407725

Condition: Very Good


0195407725 284 pages including references and index. Offers a rich, realistic interpretation of the human geography of the North. Discusses the physical geography and the history of more than three-quarters of our nation, examines northern and native development, and outlines some geographic realities for the 1990s as northerners move from the fur economy and subsequent dependence on governments to the promise of self-government in Nunavut and Denedeh. Clean and unmarked with very light wear. Very nice copy. View more info

Image for Acaoohkiwina and Acimowina: Traditional Narratives of the Rock Cree Indians (Canadian Museum of Civilization Mercury Series)

Acaoohkiwina and Acimowina: Traditional Narratives of the Rock Cree Indians (Canadian Museum of Civilization Mercury Series)

By: Brightman, Robert

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Hull, PQ, Canada, Canadian Museum Of Civilization: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 737C6863

ISBN: 0660107864

Condition: Fair


0660107864 227 pages. "...Presents narratives from different genres of Rock Cree oral literature in northwestern Manitoba together with interpretive and comparative commentary." - from back cover. Above-average wear. Hinges taped. Usual library markings. A worthy reading copy. View more info

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The Aleutian Kayak: Origins, Construction, and Use of the Traditional Seagoing Baidarka

By: Brinck, Wolfgang

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Camden Maine, McGraw-Hill: 1995

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 527A4023

ISBN: 0070078939

Condition: Good


0070078939 176 pages including index and glossary. Tells you everything you would need to know to build an authentic baidarka in your basement or garage for a fraction of what it would cost to buy an assembly line plastic boat. Provides clear, step-by-step, extensively illustrations to guide you through the process - from buying materials, tailoring the boat to fit your body, building the frame and deck, and sewing the skin. Also provides instructions for building a paddle, sewing your own paddling jacket and spray skirt, making repairs, and *using* your baidarka. Moderate wear. Unmarked.... View more info

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Native Visions: Evolution in Northwest Coast Art from the 18th through the 20th century

By: Brown, Steven C.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: U.S.A., University of Washington Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 738G4532

ISBN: 0295976586

Condition: Good


0295976586 216 pages. Index. List of sources. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of similar name which ran from February 19, 1998 to September 6, 1999. Printed upon glossy stock and gloriously illustrated with primarily color photography. Average wear. Unmarked. Binding sound. A quality copy. View more info

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Pursuing the Past: a General account of British Columbia Archaeology

By: Bunyan, D. E.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: British Columbia, UBC Museum of Anthropology: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 155A5072

ISBN: 0888650957

Condition: Very Good


0888650957 36 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations and line drawings. Prior owner's name atop foreward. Light wear. Nice copy. View more info

Orca's Song

By: Cameron, Anne

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Canada, Harbour: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71608507

ISBN: 0920080294

Condition: Fine


0920080294 25 pages. "Long ago, Orca was only one colour, black, and she lived, like all the other sea animals, in the water, coming to the surface to breathe." Then she and Osprey fall in love, and the result is the black-and-white whale who loves to leap high out of the water and sing a song so beautiful that all creation listens. Unmarked. Bright blue illustrated covers. Author has previously retold two Indian myths for children. She lives in Robson, BC. View more info

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You Are Asked To Witness: The Sto:lo in Canada's Pacific Coast History

By: Carlson, Keith Thor

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Sto?:lo? Heritage Trust: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 738G0583

ISBN: 096815770X

Condition: Good


096815770X 210 pages. Index. Profusely illustrated in black and white. "Focuses on the Halq'emeylem speaking peoples known as the Sto:lo who live along the lower Fraser River watershed. Issues ranging from early contact to contemporary urbanization are addressed, providing important and often overlooked insights into Canada's Pacific Coast history... Archival as well as recent photographs and illustrations enliven the papers, while the viewpoints within the essays reflect the authors' diverse backgrounds." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy. View more info

British Columbia Atlas of Resources

By: Chapman, J.D.; Turner, D.B.: Editors

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Vancouver B.C., The British Columbia Natural Resources Conference: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71306175

Condition: Good


92 pages. Oblong: approx 22 inches wide by over 17 inches high. Regards and reviews the course of the province's development and use of the magnificent heritage with which it has been blessed. Here is the story of British Columbia concisely and vividly told through maps, photographs and text. Produced by more than one hundred members and associates of the British Columbia Natural Resources Conference over a period of more than two years. An original and major accomplishment of a volunteer group, this atlas is unique in North America, presenting for the first time for any province or state... View more info

Image for Visitors Who Never Left: The Origin of the People of Damelahamid (English and Tsimshian Edition)

Visitors Who Never Left: The Origin of the People of Damelahamid (English and Tsimshian Edition)

By: Chief Kenneth B. Harris

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, University of British Columbia Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 738G3771

ISBN: 0774800348

Condition: Fair


0774800348 139 pages. Glossary. List of sources. Black and white photographic plates. Signed and inscribed by Chief Harris upon half-title page. "Told at their gatherings by the Indians of the Skeena and Nass Rivers region for countless generations, the eight myths in this volume are translated for the first time by one of their chiefs... Simple in style, the myths deserve a close reading to reveal their full effect. The introductions, notes, and glossaries which have been added help explain the important symbols and hereditary titles of these Northern British Columbia people. Chief... View more info

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An Artist's Vision

By: Coleman, Sue

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Canada, Summerwild Productions: 1990

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 639C5596

ISBN: 0969280742

Condition: Very Good


0969280742 128 pages. Bibliography. "Travel through the eyes of artist and writer Sue Coleman to the Pacific Northwest. Her portrayal is both simple and unique - a challenging blend of two art forms, the uniting of two cultures. In these prints, Sue Coleman stimulates the imagination in an enjoyable balance between the artist's own love of nature and the legends of the native people of the Pacific Northwest... Gives the reader a delightful insight into the relationship between man and nature in the past and present." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear.... View more info

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Legends of the Longhouse

By: Cornplanter, Jesse J.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Iroqrafts: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 731C6812

ISBN: 0919645135

Condition: Fair


0919645135 202 pages. Bibliography. Frequent black and white sketches. Above-average wear. Binding intact. Usual library markings. A worthy reference copy. View more info

Image for Malaspina and Galiano Spanish Voyages To

Malaspina and Galiano Spanish Voyages To

By: Cutter, Donald

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, Douglas Mcintyre/see Pgw: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 731H3024

ISBN: 0888947151

Condition: Very Good


0888947151 160 pages. Footnotes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Illustrated in black and white. "The Spanish heritage of the Pacific Northwest has long been overshadowed by that of the region's more persistent colonizers, the English. With this book, Donald C. Cutter sets aright the historical balance." - dust jacket. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. View more info

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The Gentle Persuader: A Biography of James Gladstone Indian Senator

By: Dempsey, Hugh A.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 815A2108

ISBN: 0888332084

Condition: Good


0888332084 225 pages. Index. Reference notes. Black and white illustrations. "James Gladstone, a treaty Blood Indian, devoted his long and active life to the betterment of Canada's native people... This fascinating biography not only examines the career of a pivotal leader, but also explores the development of the native movement in Canada." - from back cover. Average wear. Unmarked. Contents yellowed at edges. Binding intact. A sound working copy. View more info

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Canada's First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times

By: Dickason, Olive Patricia

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., Oxford University Press: 2002

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 737A4970

ISBN: 019541652X

Condition: Very Good


019541652X 560 pages. "An accurate perception of the past is essential to a just shaping of Canada's future." - from back cover. Please note: Underlining to contents in colour marker. Prior owner's name in large letters upon fore-edge of text block. Light wear. View more info

Tales of the Nez Perce

By: Donald M. Hines

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, Ye Galleon Pr: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 73204025

ISBN: 0877703116

Condition: Very Good


0877703116 234 pages. For many millenia before their first known contact with the white man in 1905, the Nez Perce or Sahaptin peoples roamed over an extensive region of the inland Pacific Northwest. Their approximate territory included a vast portion of Northern Idaho, and portions of Eastern Oregon and Washington. Represents an overview of some of the essential dimensions of their tribal culture and history. Black and white illustrations. Extensively referenced. Clean and unmarked. Light wear. Bright gilt lettering and decoration upon dark maroon boards and spine. Very nice copy. View more info