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Image for The Quinault Indians/Adze, Canoe, and House Types of the Northwest Coast: University of Washington Publications in Anthropology Volume VI, Number 1 and Volume II, Number 1.

The Quinault Indians/Adze, Canoe, and House Types of the Northwest Coast: University of Washington Publications in Anthropology Volume VI, Number 1 and Volume II, Number 1.

By: Olson, Ronald L.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Seattle, WA, University of Washington Press: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 737A2671

Condition: Fair


Two books pound as one. 232 pages in total. Index for each book. Line drawings throughout. "The material presented in this account of the Quinault was gathered during three visits of a month each in the spring of 1925 and the winters of 1925-26 and 1926-27. Above-average wear. Usual library markings. View more info

Outlaws of Western Canada

By: Paterson, Thomas William

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Langley, BC, Mr. Paperback: 1977

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 16703382

ISBN: 0889830088

Condition: Fine


0889830088 248 pages including index. Abundantly illustrated in black and white. Chapters include: Terror of the Tomahawk; The French-English Wars; The War of 1812; Growing Pains; The March West. Gift greetings upon front flyleaf else book clean, bright and unmarked with lightest wear. Attractive dust jacket, now in mylar, bears light wear. Very attractive copy. Gift quality. View more info

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Arduous Journey Canadian Indians and Decolonization

By: Ponting, J. Rick

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, McClelland & Stewart Ltd: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 738G1473

Condition: Good


413 pages. Glossary. "Presents a comprehensive description and critical analysis of the situation Canadian Indians face on their difficult road to self-determination. This is complemented by a discussion of comparable processes undergone by aboriginal peoples in other countries." - from back cover. Average wear. Unmarked. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info

A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legend

By: Ralph Maud

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Talonbooks: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 73203213

ISBN: 0889221898

Condition: Fair


0889221898 218 pages including index and black and white illustrations. A short history of myth-collecting and a survey of published texts. Front cover and part of title page removed else in very good condition. Unmarked. Moderate wear. Binding intact. Worthy reference copy. View more info

Image for Transmission Difficulties: Franz Boas and Tsimshian Mythology

Transmission Difficulties: Franz Boas and Tsimshian Mythology

By: Ralph Maud

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Talonbooks: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 318C7771

ISBN: 0889224307

Condition: Fair


0889224307 174 pages. Bibliography. "...Leaves the reader with a whole new vision of what the relation between European colonials and Aboriginal inhabitants in the Americas might have been, and still might be." - from back cover. Average wear. Usual library markings. A worthy copy. View more info

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Without Surrender, Without Consent: A History of the Nisga'a Land Claims Settlement

By: raunet-daniel

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver Douglas and McIntyre: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 744A9813

ISBN: 1550545221

Condition: Fair


1550545221 244 pages. "In this timely revised edition, Chief Joseph Gosnell Sr. and Ian MacKenzie pick up where Raunet left off, describing the historic Agreement in Principle of February 1996, which promises Nisga'a self-government over a portion of their traditional territory and is destined to change the Canadian land claims negotiation process forever." - from back cover. Usual library markings. Above-average wear. Moisture exposure to top edge - text unaffected. Reading copy only. View more info

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The Raven Steals the Light

By: Reid, Bill & Robert Bringhurst.

Price: $895.00

Publisher: Canada, University of Washington Press: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 738C9900

ISBN: 0888946074

Condition: Good


0888946074 91 pages. First blank leaf features large hand-drawn illustration of a stylized whale signed and inscribed by "Bill Reid & his pet whale 'Spout'". Bill Reid "... is one of the finest living artists working in a native American tradition" - from back cover. Reid passed away in 1998 but is perhaps best-remembered for his sculpture 'The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe' which graces the international terminal of Vancouver International Airport and is featured on the Canadian twenty-dollar bill. Average wear. No other markings. View more info

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The Black Canoe: Bill Reid and the Spirit of Haida Gwaii

By: Robert Bringhurst

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Douglas & McIntyre: 1992

Edition: Second Augmented Edition

Seller ID: 737A7484

ISBN: 1550540378

Condition: Fine


1550540378 174 pages. "Bill Reid's Spirit of Haida Gwaii is no ordinary sculpture. Commissioned for the courtyard of the new Canadian chancery in Washington, D.C., it sits directly across from the National Gallery and is destined to become one of the major artistic landmarks of the capital and of the North American continent... Ulli Stelzer's photographs, taken over five years, record the genesis and development of the Black Canoe and of each creature within it. This sequence of nearly one hundred images offers detailed insight into the final form and reveals many aspects of the sculptu... View more info

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The Canoe: A History of the Craft from Panama to the Arctic

By: Roberts, Kenneth; Shackleton, Philip

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Gage Distribution Co: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 839C8858

ISBN: 0771595824

Condition: Fair


0771595824 279 pages. Index. Signed by both authors upon half-title page. Oblong 10" x 12". Wonderfully illustrated in colour and black and white. Printed on glossy stock. "The authors have done full justice to the romance of the canoe and its exciting role in the opening of our continent. Comprehensive and richly illustrated, this extraordinary volume - literally the work of a lifetime - will be hailed as the definitive book on the canoe." - from dust jacket. Usual library markings. Above-average wear. Not pretty but a worthy reading copy. View more info

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Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest (Civilization of American Indian)

By: Ruby, Robert H.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, University of Oklahoma Press: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 737A2594

ISBN: 0806119675

Condition: Good


0806119675 289 pages. Index. "In a convenient alphabetical format it describes the histories and cultures of the Pacific Northwest tribes, including even small relatively unimportant groups." - from dust jacket. Average wear. Binding intact. Front free endpaper removed. Usual library markings. A sound working copy. View more info

Image for Fidalgos and Philanthropists - The Santa Casa Da Misericordia of Bahia, 1550-1755

Fidalgos and Philanthropists - The Santa Casa Da Misericordia of Bahia, 1550-1755

By: Russell-Wood, A.J.R.

Price: $59.95

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1968

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 126A5615

Condition: Very Good


528 pages. Bibliography. Index. Black and white photographic pates. "A comprehensive social and economic history of the colonial capital of Portuguese America between 1549 and 1763, from the early struggles against the Indians and French pirates to the building of a new capital." - from dust jacket. Moderate wear to unmarked book. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Sound working copy. View more info

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Exploring Washington Archaeology (111p)

By: Ruth Kirk

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Univ of Washington Pr: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 731A0666

ISBN: 0295956305

Condition: Fair


0295956305 112 pages. Index. "The first book which draws together what has been learned about prehistoric man and his environment in Washington State." - from dust jacket. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Somewhat above-average wear. Usual library markings. A worthy reading copy. View more info

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The Chilkat Dancing Blanket

By: Samuel, Cheryl

Price: $199.95

Publisher: USA, Pacific Search Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 738G2599

ISBN: 091471869X

Condition: Fine


091471869X 234 pages. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. Signed by author upon title page. Profusely illustrated, primarily in black and white, plus some colour photographic plates. "The life story of a magnificent woven robe which graced the shoulders of Indian nobility from Yakutat, Alaska to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. From the legendary origins of this weaving, the story unfolds to tell of the women who wove it, of the source and inspiration for the designs which adorn it, and of the pride and esteem in which it was held by the society which gave it birth... Photographs of ... View more info

Donna Meets Coyote

By: Sawyer, Don

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Secwepemc Cultural Education Society: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13204795

ISBN: 092123516X

Condition: Fine


092123516X 95 pages. An illustrated childrens' story developed by a First Nations Educational organization in British Columbia. Very light wear. Clean and unmarked. Nice copy in glossy illustrated covers. View more info

A Poison Stronger than Love: The Destruction of an Ojibwa Community

By: Shkilnyk, Anastasia

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New Haven, CT, U.S.A., Yale University Press: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 73201349

ISBN: 0300033257

Condition: Fair


0300033257 275 pages including index. "The story of the destruction of the community and personal life of the people of Grassy Narrows is all the more horrifying because no one intended harm. The only note of hope is that its message may have the power to shake all of us in our common and global interests to be concerned that bureaucratic decisions are socially informed and technological expediency is weighed against long range consequences." - Nancy Oestreich Lurie, President, American Anthropological Association 1983-1985 Well-used copy with some markings, high-lighting and staini... View more info

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Without Reserve: Stories from Urban Natives

By: Shorten, Lynda

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Newest Pr: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 732A4706

ISBN: 0920897010

Condition: Very Good


0920897010 294 pages. "A collection of autobiographical profiles of individual Native people who live in a Western Canadian city." - from back cover. Clean. tight and unmarked with light wear. Quality copy. View more info

These Mountains Are Our Sa -OS

By: Snow, Chief John

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1977

Edition: Pre-publication Edition

Seller ID: 73108506

ISBN: 0888665903

Condition: Very Good


0888665903 178 pages including many black and white photographs. The fascinating, sad, frustrating, hopeful and inspirational story of the author's people and of his vision of the Indian future... that in renewal and rediscovery of their roots, traditional values and culture, lies the promise of living not between two cultures as in the past, but in the best of two cultures in the future. Prior owner's signature upon half title page. Includes text of Treaty Seven in appendix. View more info

The Unknown People - Indians of North America

By: Tait, George E.

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Canada, TAB - Scholastic Publications Ltd.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 73201045

Condition: Fair


128 pages including index and bibliography. Takes a completely fresh look at North American Indians before white technology destroyed their traditional patterns of life. The result is a fascinating introduction to a rich and complex field. Portrays Indian life and society as a human response to human problems in a natural environment. The reader will be able to appreciate how the Indian peoples went through the stages from survival to high civilization by following their development in the contexts of climate, food resources, technology, art, religion and other basic concerns. Well-used f... View more info

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"Bo'jou, Neejee!" : Profiles of Canadian Art

By: Ted J. Brasser

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Canada, Canadian Government Pub Centre: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 731A2069

ISBN: 0660000083

Condition: Good


0660000083 204 pages. Suggested reading list. Catalogue for a travelling exhibition of the National Museum of Man, Ottawa. "Presents outstanding examples of rare early material, pieces whose like have not existed, until recently, in our national collections." - from Foreward. Wonderfully illustrated in colour and black and white. Prior owner's tasteful bookplate upon title page else unmarked. Bit of peeling from illustrated front cover is under one square inch in size. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info

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The Children of Aataentsic: A History of the Huron People to 1660 (Carleton Library Series)

By: Trigger, Bruce G.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 737A2605

ISBN: 0773506276

Condition: Very Good


0773506276 913 pages. References. Index. "Revises widely accepted interpretations of Indian behavior and challenges cherished myths about the actions of some celebrated Europeans during the 'heroic age' of Canadian history." - from back cover. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Tight and square. Nice copy. View more info