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Image for Tattooing Practices of the Cree Indians: Glenbow-Alberta Institute Occasional Paper No. 6 (Six)

Tattooing Practices of the Cree Indians: Glenbow-Alberta Institute Occasional Paper No. 6 (Six)

By: Light, D.W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Calgary, AB, Canada, Glenbow - Alberta Institute: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 731H1040

ISBN: B00T896BSE

Condition: Good


B00T896BSE 24 pages. Bibliography, diagrams, map and reproductions of black and white photos. "Deals with tattooing practices among the Cree, with particular emphasis upon the Plains divisions. Also contains comparative data from the Ojibwa and Assiniboine with whom the Crees camped and hunted. These tribes often adopted each other's customs to the point where it became difficult to distinguish one from another." - from page 3. Printed upon glossy stock. Moderate wear. Prior owner's name atop front cover. A sound copy of this informative reference. View more info

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Haida Monumental Art

By: MacDonald, George F.

Price: $795.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Univ of British Columbia Pr: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 618C7612

ISBN: 0774801557

Condition: Very Good


0774801557 218 pages. From limited edition of 1600 copies. "Concerned entirely with the Haidas of the Queen Charlotte Islands of the last century, the intricacies of the kinship patterns of the great families, and how they saw themselves as part of a fantastic, but in its own terms, logical, cosmos, and most of all how this was all expressed in their remarkable architecture with its perfectly integrated massive carved and painted embellishments, the great totem poles of the Haidas." - from Foreward. "The documentary photographs that survive are among the few remaining records wh... View more info

Grizzlies & White Guys: The Stories of Clayton Mack

By: Mack, Clayton

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Harbour: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 75404060

ISBN: 1550171402

Condition: Very Good


1550171402 239 pages including index. A walking encyclopedia of tribal lore and woodsmanship, Mack spent more than 53 years on the BC central coast, guiding the rich and famous on trophy hunts and captivating everyone from locals to California jet-setters with his stories. Minimal wear. Clean and unmarked. Excellent copy. View more info

Indians of the North Pacific Coast: Studies in Selected Topics (Carleton Library No. 25)

By: McFeat, Tom

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Ottawa, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 73201361

ISBN: 0886290589

Condition: Very Good


0886290589 268 pages. Contains essays dealing with the life and society of the Indians of the North Pacific Coast of North America. These Indians represent a unique and fascinating culture featuring a highly accentuated system of social ranking. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Excellent copy. View more info

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Treaty Talks in British Columbia: Negotiating a Mutually Beneficial Future

By: Mckee C

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, UBC Press: 2000

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 744A0342

ISBN: 0774808241

Condition: Very Good


0774808241 153 pages. "Traces the origins and development of treaty negotiations in British Columbia up to 2000." - from back cover. Clean and lightly worn copy with just a few markings to contents. Quality copy. View more info

Native Peoples and Cultures of Canada

By: McMillan, Alan D.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 73106575

ISBN: 0888946325

Condition: Good


0888946325 340 pages including index and list of sources. Minimal yellow highlighting. Contains 150 illustrations. A comprehensive overview of all the native groups of Canada - Indian, Metis and Inuit. Incorporating anthropology, ethnology and history, describes the traditional ways of peoples of the plains, the woodlands, the Arctic, the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast - from phehistoric times to the present. View more info

Our Home or Native Land: What Government's Aboriginal Policy Is Doing to Canada

By: Melvin H. Smith

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria BC, Crown Western: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71205657

ISBN: 1550563645

Condition: Very Good


1550563645 287 pages. "This is a scary book. Our governments are close to setting a 'politically correct' variety of racism into constitutional concrete. Mel Smith's warning blows the lid off a developing tragedy of our time. The biggest losers in the end will be the very people we most want to help." - Gordon Gibson, former leader, Liberal Party of British Columbia. Author was the ranking official on constitutional law and constitutional reform issues for four successive British Columbian provincal administrations. Unmarked. Light wear. Nice copy of this significant work. View more info

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Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Colonial Pennsylvania

By: Merrell, James H.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., W W Norton & Co Inc: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 732A4683

ISBN: 0393046761

Condition: Fine


0393046761 463 pages including index. An award-winning historian's beautifully written reconstruction of how Europeans lived in peace and war with Indians on America's colonial frontier. Long erased from history - overlooked even in Benjamin West's famous painting of William Penn's legendary encounter with the Indians - the go-betweens of early America are recovered here in vivid detail. "... subtle, original, and engaging all at once... His creative and elegant narrative not only explores an intiguing subject; it opens up a whole new perspective on parts of eighteenth-century American ... View more info

Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens

By: Miller, J.R.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division: 1991

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 73200546

ISBN: 0802068693

Condition: Good


0802068693 351 pages including index and occasional black and white illustrations. The first comprehensive account of Indian-white relations throughout Canada's history. Charts the deterioration of the relationship from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to the current impasse in which Indians are organizing to resist displacement and marginalization. Average wear and soiling. Unmarked. Binding sound. View more info

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Spirit of the Land

By: Milne, Courtney

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Viking/Allen Lane: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 737C5214

ISBN: 0670849855

Condition: Very Good


0670849855 208 pages. 193 colour plates. What a stroke of genius - a book of gorgeous colour photography of North American Native sacred places! "Milne takes us on a journey across the continent to fifty-four fascinating places that capture the spiritual legacy of this land's original inhabitants... Together the photographs form a sensitive and inspiring portrait of the land called Great Turtle Island, and of the enduring spiritual and cultural traditions of its peoples." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Price-clipped dust jacket now preserved ... View more info

Courageous Spirits Aboriginal

By: Mokakit Indian Education Research Association Staf

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Penticton, BC, Canada, Theytus Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 73108485

ISBN: 0919441505

Condition: Good


0919441505 172 pages. "Aboriginal heroes are everywhere... Who is Yours?" With these words, the Aboriginal Heroes Contest on which this book is based was introduced to students and teachers across Canada. The heroes theme is an important one. The very concept of heroes invokes special images for nearly everyone - of someone who eximplifies courage, moral strength, or other sterling qualities which somehow allow them to exceed the normal bounds that seem to limit human endeavour. Aided by this book, teachers and parents can communicate to students that everyone has something of the... View more info

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Colonialism on trial: Indigenous land rights and the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en sovereignty case

By: Monet, Don

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, New Society Publishers: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 731C6845

ISBN: 1550921614

Condition: Very Good


1550921614 212 pages. Signed and inscribed by Don Monet upon title page. Many black and white illustrations. "Offers a rare glimpse of indigenous cultures exposed and transcribed for non-Indian eyes... Brings alive the cultural and spiritual distinctiveness of the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en peoples while serving as a stinging indictment of the western legal systems which deny rights, justice and dignity to native peoples." - from back cover. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. An excellent copy. View more info

Stoney Creek Woman

By: Moran, Bridget

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Tillacum: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 73109568

ISBN: 0889781974

Condition: Good


0889781974 142 pages. The extraordinary story of a Native mother of twelve and member of the Carrier Indian Band living on the Stony Creek Reserve in northern British Columbia. Recounts the hardships endured by her people - racism, sickness, poverty - and her personal struggle to rise above them. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Black and white illustrations. View more info

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The art of Norval Morrisseau

By: Morrisseau, Norval

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Methuen: 1979

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 854A2617

ISBN: 0458938203

Condition: Very Good


0458938203 200 pages. Index. List of colour plates. "... Norval Morrisseau's art and this book document the pioneer and vital contribution he has made to inform and enrich us all. Modern Canadian Indian art and Norval Morrisseau's distinguished role in it echo Igor Stravinsky's observation that "a renewal is fruitful only when it goes hand in hand with tradition.'" - William E. Taylor, Jr., Director, National Museum of Man. 13.25" x 11.25". Contents clean, bright and unmarked. Binding sound. Light wear to cream cloth-covered boards. Half-inch blemish to bottom edge ... View more info

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Explorer's Journal, December 1978

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $79.95

Publisher: New York, The Explorer's Club: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 824C5689

Condition: Good


Features: Main's maiden voyage to the moon - Apollo 8 - Dec. 11-27, 1968; Return to Vilcabamba; Atlantic Ocean pollution - 'dead sea'; Chocoe Indians of Darien - as they were 47 years ago; Ammonite "Whopper" on display; General Funston's Alaskan Explorations; Sana'a - Capital City of Yemen; Sargasso Sea Expeditions - study adds new data; The 'Brendan' voyage to North America - followed medieval saga and technology. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

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Explorer's Journal, March 1986

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $79.95

Publisher: New York, The Explorer's Club: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 824C5731

Condition: Good


Features: Volcanic Reefs of Indonesia; Sorcery in Papua New Guinea; The Jivaro (Shuar) Indians; Across the Top of North America; Alpine Arabia - a continent in Motion; Canoeing north of the Arctic Circle; Sonar for Underwater Exploration. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

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The Illustrated Canadian Forest and Outdoors Magazine, October 1931

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Montreal, The Canadian Forestry Association: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 844G0906

Condition: Good


48 pages. Features: Lovely photo cover of the Empress Hotel Gardens, Victoria, B.C.; Dominion ammunition ad inside front cover; Great full-page photo of old-timer in hip-waders cleaning his gun; Photo of an amazing and successful tree surgery of a majestic elm on the estate of J.A. Turner in Hamilton, Ontario; Nice full-page ad for Canadian General Electric radios - the 9-tube popular console and the 10-tube de luxe lowboy; A Saga of the Moose - intimate facts of life habits - suggestions to photographers; October in the Outdoors; Watch that Match - true story of Jack Wainrwright's missing ma... View more info

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Nisga'A: People of the Nass

By: NISHGA TRIBAL COUNCIL

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 828H0172

ISBN: 1550541285

Condition: Very Good


1550541285 136 pages. 12.5 x 10.5". Chronology. Illustrated endpapers. "This extraordinary book portrays a rich and flourishing culture. An extended essay illustrated with archival photographs sets the scene. Then 80 stunning colour images chronicle an annual cycle of activity from the oolichan harvest to the coming of winter, from the raising of the first new totem pole in a century to documenting ceremonies rooted in pre-history. The interweaving of image with words from an oral tradition, which predates the Greeks by thousands of years, reveals a wonderfully sophisticated und... View more info

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Man of Mana: Marius Barbeau, a Biography

By: Nowry, Laurence

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124A5448

ISBN: 1550211005

Condition: Fine


1550211005 448 pages. "Barbeau was the most eminent figure in Canadian anthropology, a pioneer and principal founder whose work lies at the base of Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Civilization collections... Instrumental in popularizing the work of Emily Carr, Jean-Paul Lemieux, Louis Joubin and Cornelius Krieghoff, he worked with artists A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr and Arthur Lismer, and musicians Sir Ernest MacMillan, Healey Willan, and Harry Adaskin." - from cover. Clean and bright and unmarked. Tight and square. Very light wear. Possibly unread. Excellent copy. View more info

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Dispossession by Degrees: Indian Land and Identity in Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790 (Studies in North American Indian History)

By: O'Brien, Jean M.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Great Britain, Cambridge University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 425H1119

ISBN: 0521561728

Condition: Fine


0521561728 xiii, (1), 224 pages. "In the late eighteenth century, Natick Indians experienced a process of 'dispossession by degrees' that rendered them invisible within the larger context of the colonial social order, and enabled the construction of the myth of Indian extinction." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Appears unread. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A superb copy. View more info