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Image for THE WAR TRAIL OF BIG BEAR  Being the Story of the connection of Big Bear and the other Cree Indians and their followers with the Canadian NorthWest Rebellion of 1885, the Frog Lake Massacre and events leading up to and following it, and of Two Months Imprisonment in the Camp of th

THE WAR TRAIL OF BIG BEAR Being the Story of the connection of Big Bear and the other Cree Indians and their followers with the Canadian NorthWest Rebellion of 1885, the Frog Lake Massacre and events leading up to and following it, and of Two Months Imprisonment in the Camp of th

By: Cameron, William Bleasdell (1862-1951)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9249

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


256 pp. Frontis photo of Big Bear and 8 other illustrations. Dark orange cloth with blind ruling has moderate wear. Spine has remains of white library marks. Interior has institutional library stamps on the inside front cover and title page otherwise clean and unmarked, pages are crisp and nice. A fascinating account by Cameron of the Cree attack and massacre at Frog Lake, part of the North-West Rebellion. Cameron survived and was taken hostage by the Cree, led by Big Bear. When Big Bear was finally tried for leading the attack, Cameron testified on his behalf. ; 256 pages View more info

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Cree - English Anglican Hymn Book

By: Clarke, Neville R. , Bishop Of James Bay

Price: $24.00

Publisher: James Bay, Canada, Bishop of James Bay, Diocese of Moosonee: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5251

Condition: Good


219 pages. Hymns are in Cree, anglicized Cree and English. Dark red cloth is clean, just a bit of shelf wear, interior clean and unmarked. Scarce. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 219 pages View more info

The Lost Prince: Facts Tending to Prove the Identity of Louis the Seventeenth, of France, and the Rev. Eleazar Williams, Missionary Among the Indians of North America

By: Hanson, John H.

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Bunce & Brother: 1854

Seller ID: 001636

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


479 pp. Frontis portrait of Williams. C1853,courtesy Putnam (assume this Bunce edition followed the Putnam 1st). This is a fascinating Victorian book, by a noted minister of Hoboken, NJ, who attempts to show that a fellow man of the cloth and missionary to the Oneida, Eleazar Williams, was in reality the missing Dauphin of France. It follows the mysterious disappearance/death of the Dauphin in France, and then the life of Williams in North America, where he persuaded many of the Oneida to give up their land in New York State and move to Green Bay. Unfortunately for the Oneida, once remove... View more info

Prehistoric Man in America

By: Harris, Dean William Richard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: [1916]

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9470

Condition: Good


115 pp. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and engravings. No date but 1916. Six articles that had been originally printed in Archaeological Reports. Dark red cloth with blind ruling and bright gilt is sunned at edges and spine, bit of rubbing. Short tear to top of title page, otherwise clean and unmarked. Very scarce. Dean William Richard Harris (1847-1923) was a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto for over 40 years and was considered one of the most prolific of Catholic Canadian authors. When he retired he indulged his passion for travel, archaeology and anthropology, at ... View more info

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St. Nicotine of the Peace Pipe

By: HEward, Edward Vincent

Price: $70.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004648

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xvii, 197 pp. With full page plates and 5 text cuts. Brown cloth covers with gilt decoration and blind ruling. covers are clean, bit of rubbing and wear at spine tips, joints lightly rubbed, interior pencil erasure first fly, front hinge starting, otherwise clean and nice. An attractive copy of this interesting look at tobacco, it's history and uses, long before the "saint" became known as a demon. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall View more info

Cabot to Cartier sources for a historical ethnography of northeastern North America, 1497-1550.

By: Hoffman, Bernard G.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1961

Seller ID: 6259

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Xii + 287 pps. Blue and black DJ. DJ is worn with small tear on front, and several tears on the back. Black cloth boards. Ex-library with single library stamp on front fly page - otherwise in good condition, clean with no other marks. ; Ex-Library View more info

Indian Sketches, Taken During an Expedition to the Pawnee and Other Tribes of American Indians. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. & II

By: Irving, John T., Jr.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1835

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 001841

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


xi + 278 pp and viii + 301 pp. The "best" first British edition. The author accompanied Commissioner Ellsworth in the summer of 1833 on this expedition to the country lying between the Platte and Kansas Rivers. Rich in the traditions, history and "peculiarities" of the native tribes inhabiting that region. Native peoples described include the Shawanese, Delawares, the Sac, Kanzas, Kickapoos, Pawnees, Otoe, Grand PawneeTappages, Loups, Shian, etc. Calf leather spines are chipped and worn, volume I especially is missing over 1/2 the spine and front board is detaching. ... View more info

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The Ojibwa Woman

By: Landes, Ruth

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1938

Seller ID: 5559

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


+ (8) 247 pages +(3) maroon covers with gold lettering and decorations, minor wear to head, tail and corners, pages clear and unmarked ; 247 pages View more info

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The Indians of Canada Their Manners and Customs

By: McLean, John

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Charles H. Kelly: 1892

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 7374

Condition: Good


x, 351 pp. With 18 full page illustrations. Dark green cloth with black illustration of an Indian family with tipi, gilt title, decorative gilt and black florals to spine. Ex-lib with white library numbers on spine, moderate corner and edge wear, interior has normal library markings but otherwise clean and unmarked. A lovely book and a nice copy. ; Ex-Library; 361 pages View more info

Carrier Prayer-Book With a Literal Translation and Notes on the Language

By: Morice, Adrien-Gabriel

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Fraser Lake, BC, Lejac Indian School: 1938

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 9490

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


383 pp. Text in Carrier (romanized alphabet) with English text below. Black cloth with bright gilt cross to the front cover, spine gilt a little dull, red edges, interior clean and unmarked, a nice copy. Father Morice was a Catholic missionary to B.C. who became the first white man to learn the Carrier language. He developed an alphabet and translated a number of church works into Carrier. Father Morice was the first person to recognize all of the phonological distinctions in an Athabascan language and write it accurately.He was also the first person to make extensive transcriptions of materi... View more info

Image for The Treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories, Including the Negotiations on Which They Are Based, and Other Information Relating Thereto.

The Treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories, Including the Negotiations on Which They Are Based, and Other Information Relating Thereto.

By: Morris, Alexander

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto, Willing & Williamson: [1880]

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 7408

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


375 pp. Appendix. No date but the salutory letter before the intro is dated 1880. Dark red pebbled cloth with decorative blind stamping has attactive Victorian gilt, corners a little worn, spine has the gilt as well along with some white library numbers. Interior has library marks, otherwise clean. Sewing is showing in some spots but otherwise the book is whole and attractive. ; Ex-Library; 375 pages View more info

The Salmon and Salmon Fisheries of Alaska. Report of the Alaskan Salmon Investigations of the United States Fish Commission Steamer Albatross in 1900 and 1901

By: Moser, Jefferson F.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office: 1902

Seller ID: 9408

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


175-401 pp. Illustrated with cuts, plates and many folding maps and plans. Bright blue textured cloth with blind stamped ruling and decorative marks, spine has gilt title and date. Some general grubbiness to covers with a bit of bumping, old beverage ring on back cover but still respectable. Interior sewing is showing but binding seems firm, some occasional minor foxing, one page has an old mark (looks like something was wiped off which abraded a bit of text, although still legible), a few pages have page-turn chips, otherwise clean and unmarked. "The main features of the work of the Albat... View more info

Image for Historia De Los Indios De La Nueva Espana Relacion De Los Ritos Antiguos, Idolatrias Y Sacrificios De Los Indios De La Nueva Espana, Y De La Maravillosa Conversion Que Dios En Ellos Ha Obrado

Historia De Los Indios De La Nueva Espana Relacion De Los Ritos Antiguos, Idolatrias Y Sacrificios De Los Indios De La Nueva Espana, Y De La Maravillosa Conversion Que Dios En Ellos Ha Obrado

By: Motolinia, Fray Toribio

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Editorial Porrua: 2001

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 5315

ISBN: 9700725847

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


+ (44) 349 pages + (7) contains bibliography and index, glossy purple and white cover with black and white text, estudio critico, apendices, notas e indice de Edmundo O'Gorman, covers have minor wear to edges, corners, back cover has crease, pages clear and unmarked; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 349 pages View more info

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John Tootoosis Biography of a Cree leader

By: Sluman, Norma; Goodwill, Jean

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Golden Dog Press: 1982

Seller ID: 5510

ISBN: 0919614434

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


+ (12) 235 pages +(3) contains illustration, maps and photographs, brown covers with photograph, red and white lettering, wear to head, tail, spine, corners and edges, small stain on textblock, signed by previous owner on inside cover, some pen in margins otherwise pages clear, ; 235 pages View more info

Manabozho, the Great White Rabbit and Other Indian Stories

By: Warren, Maude Radford

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Chicago, New York, Rand McNally: 1920

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 10159

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


134, [ii] pp. Ads at rear. With 8 colour illustrations and many more black and white. Edition of 1920. With a pronouncing guide and bibliography at the rear. Khaki brown cloth with illustration of a white rabbit and a seagull on the front cover. Corners lightly bumped/toed in, spine tips have a little pulling but not much. Inside front cover has a child's Christmas book plate dated 1924 which has ghosted onto the opposite blank, bottom text block corner lightly bumped, title page has a bit of foxing but otherwise text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy of this book of Anishinaabe stories of th... View more info

To Do Justice to Him & Myself. with CD Evert Wendell's Account Book of the Fur Trade with Indians in Albany, New York, 1695-1726

By: Wendell, Evert & Kees Jan Waterman

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society: 2008

Seller ID: 9792

ISBN: 1606189123

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xiv, 310 pp. Frontis plate. References, index, glossary, annotated translations. Illustrated with plates, maps and tables. CD in rear pocket. Beige soft cover with red, portrait of Wendell. Corner curl, back cover has stains and rippling, possibly due to glue used to paste the CD pocket in at the rear. End pages have pencil notes, there are some notes and marginalia throughout, although not many. A usable if not handsome copy. Linguistic information by Gunther Michelson. ; 9.5" x 6.5"; 310 pages View more info