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Whistling-Two-Teeth and the Forty-Nine Buffalos, Averill, Naomi
1 Averill, Naomi
Whistling-Two-Teeth and the Forty-Nine Buffalos
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1939 
Square octavo. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [24]pp. Averill illustrated her tale of the Plains Indians with several stunning double-page lithographs in rich, flat color and with many smaller in-text illustrations. Little Whistling-Two-Teeth fasts alone with his pony on a high ridge above the tribe and dreams of forty-nine buffalos covered with snow. Bader p. 160. Child's penciled name to ffep else Fine in frayed dustjacket with small chip at spine head. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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California Indian Days, Bauer, Helen
2 Bauer, Helen
California Indian Days
Garden City: Doubleday (1968) Revised Edition Freeman, Don 
4to Pictorial boards. 192pp. Illustrated with photographs, maps and handsome linecuts by Don Freeman. "..presents a detailed picture of the life of the California Indians from earliest times to the present." Near Fine. Dustjacket frayed, slightly darkened. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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How the Sun Made a Promise and Kept It: A Canadian Indian Myth, Bernstein, Margery and Janet Kobrin, retold by
3 Bernstein, Margery and Janet Kobrin, retold by
How the Sun Made a Promise and Kept It: A Canadian Indian Myth
New York: Scribner's (1974) First Edition Heffernan, Ed 
8vo Decorated tan cloth. 40pp illustrated with drawings by Ed Heffernan. The god Weese-ke-jak, who made the earth, traps the sun in a net so he will stay near the earth with his warmth and light. But the sun is too close to the earth and the earth is too hot. The beaver saves the day by freeing the sun from his net. Fine in frayed dustjacket with light spotting and silverfishing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: The Iroquois Story of Creation, Bierhorst, John, retold by
4 Bierhorst, John, retold by
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: The Iroquois Story of Creation
New York: Morrow (1993) First Edition Parker, Robert Andrew 
8.5"x11" Cloth-backed boards. [32]pp. Illustrated with powerful, glowing images from paintings by Caldecott Medal winner Robert Andrew Parker. We are all children of the Woman Who Fell From the Sky. Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Monster Slayer, A Navajo Folktale, Browne, Vee
5 Browne, Vee
Monster Slayer, A Navajo Folktale
Flagstaff: Northland (1991) First Edition Whitethorne, Baje 
10.75"x9.25" Pictorial boards. [32]pp with striking illustrations from paintings by Baje Whitethorne. The Twins, the 12-year-old sons of Changing Woman, seek out and destroy the Walking Monster and save the Anasazi people. Winner of the 1991 Western Heritage Award given annually by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame to a juvenile book which best portrays the authentic American West. Both the author and illustrator are Navajo. Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket with light wear to spine ends. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Son of Raven, Son of Deer: Fables of the Tse-shaht People, Clutesi, George
6 Clutesi, George
Son of Raven, Son of Deer: Fables of the Tse-shaht People
Sidney, BC: Gray's Publishing (1968) Second Edition 
8vo Illustrated boards. 126pp illustrated by the author. Clutesi retells the fables of his ancestors. He includes an interesting introduction in which he explains the use of folklore tales by the West Coast Indians, whereby the young were taught that "there was a place in the sun for all living things." Small address label to upper paste-down, upper corners bumped else Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Indian Encounters: An Anthology of Stories and Poems, Coatsworth, Elizabeth
7 Coatsworth, Elizabeth
Indian Encounters: An Anthology of Stories and Poems
New York Macmillan, 1960 First Edition Chapman, Frederick T. 
8vo Russet cloth. 264pp. A collection of the author's own poetry and stories. Near Fine in lightly worn dustjacket.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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Pocahontas, d'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin
8 d'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin
Pocahontas
Garden City: Doubleday, 1946 Stated First Edition 
Folio. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. 40pp with color and black & white illustrations throughout. The d'Aulaires employed a technique of the early craftsmen, drawing their rich color lithographs directly on the stone to achieve the look of original prints. Pocahontas' story is told with charm and simplicity. Upper corners lightly bumped with minor wear, slight cover soil else Very Good. Dustjacket price-clipped with edge wear and tear, lightly chipped at spine ends. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Indians of Mexico, Farquhar, Margaret C.
9 Farquhar, Margaret C.
The Indians of Mexico
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1967) Stated First Edition Klapholz, Mel 
7.5"x8.5" Decorated boards. [48]pp with two-color illustrations throughout by Mel Klaphotz. "Colorful descriptions of the everyday life of the Mexican Indians, their occupations, crafts, and religion...an especially interesting section on the upbringing and schooling of Aztec children..." A Book to Begin On title. Ownership stamps to title page and front and rear endpapers. Child's name to upper pastedown. Very Good in Good dustjacket, frayed and worn. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Their First Igloo on Baffin Island, Henry, Marguerite
10 Henry, Marguerite
Their First Igloo on Baffin Island
Chicago: Whitman, 1943 First Edition Blackwood, Gladys Rourke 
4to Brown cloth with large pictorial paste-on. 28pp illustrated with lovely full-page color lithos by Gladys Rourke Blackwood plus pictorial endpapers. Separated from their parents on a journey, Nuka and Palea build their first igloo to shelter from the snowstorm and kill a caribou for food. Gift inscription verso ffep. Corners and spine ends show wear else Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Fox on the Ice / mahkesis miskwamihk e-cipatapit, Highway, Tomson / ohci
11 Highway, Tomson / ohci
Fox on the Ice / mahkesis miskwamihk e-cipatapit
(Toronto): HarperCollins (2003) First Edition Deines, Brian / osisopehikewina 
Quarto. Pictorial boards. [32]pp with evocative illustrations from Brian Deines' paintings. In this third book of the "Songs of the North Wind" series, Joe and Cody and their parents are fishing a frozen lake in Northern Manitoba when a red fox appears. Text is in English and Cree, Tomson Highway's first language. The author is an award-winning Canadian author and playwright. Fine in dustjacket. The verso of the jacket is a long and very beautiful poster. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Little Big-Bye-and-Bye, Holling, Holling C.
12 Holling, Holling C.
Little Big-Bye-and-Bye
Joliet: Volland (1926) Eighteenth Edition 
6''x7.5'' Color pictorial boards. [60]pp with Holling's marvelous illustrations throughout in rich, bold color. The story of a little Pueblo Indian boy who wants a horse very badly. A Volland Sunny Book. Neatly penciled inscription to upper paste down, slight glue darkening at upper joint else Fine. Publisher's box with mended tears to flaps, minor soil. An uncommon Volland title, extremely scarce in the box.  
Price: 350.00 USD
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The Golden Book of Indian Crafts and Lore, Hunt, W. Ben
13 Hunt, W. Ben
The Golden Book of Indian Crafts and Lore
New York: Golden Press (1954) 
8.25"x11" Publisher's sturdy Goldencraft Binding. 111pp with the author's color illustrations on every page. A wonderful book containing a pronunciary of Indian names, information on many Indian garments and how they are fashioned, descriptions of traditional Indian dances, totem poles, tepee designs, beadwork, war bonnets, drums and tom toms, moccasins, peace pipes, adornments such as bear claw necklaces and much more. Includes patterns and diagrams which show how to make these Indian objects. Minor wear else Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Wa O'Ka, Latham, Jean Lee, retold from the Spanish by
14 Latham, Jean Lee, retold from the Spanish by
Wa O'Ka
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1961 Ramirez, Pablo 
8vo. Pictorial boards. [32]pp with striking full-color and two-color illustrations by Pablo Ramirez. A Dakota legend about a young brave who wins the hand of Starry Night, the daughter of the chief, by performing three impossible tasks. Fine in dustjacket. Price crossed out and rewritten on upper flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Little Sioux Girl, Lenski, Lois
15 Lenski, Lois
Little Sioux Girl
Philadelphia Lippincott, 1958 Stated First Edition 
8vo. Green illustrated cloth. 128pp with black & white illustrations from the author's drawings. The story of Eva White Bird who lives with her family in the town of Black Horse on an Indian reservation in the Dakotas. A title in the Roundabout America series. Few small spots to half-title else Very Good+ Dustjacket chipped at spine ends, lightly worn.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Missing Katchina, Moon, Grace
16 Moon, Grace
The Missing Katchina
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran 1930 Stated First Edition Moon, Carl 
8vo Green cloth decorated in red. 286pp. Illustrated by Carl Moon with beautiful color frontis, illustrated endpapers and title page, plus 15 black & white plates. When the great Katchina of the Rains vanishes at the same time as Yazhe's grandmother, she and her friend Kawani set out across the big desert to find the grandmother. Charming personal bookplate to ffep, spine lightly sunned and a little cocked else Very Good. Dustjacket frayed, chipped at spine ends and corners. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Inatuk's Friend, Morrow, Suzanne Stark
17 Morrow, Suzanne Stark
Inatuk's Friend
Boston: Little, Brown (1968) Stated First Edition Raskin, Ellen 
4to Decorated green boards. 48pp with striking illustrations by Ellen Raskin. Raskin used flat colors in tones of black, warm brown, blue and white, printed on blue and golden brown paper to create the atmosphere of the cold Alaskan winter and the contrasting warmth of the family's hut. Inatuk, his little brother Swenik, and their parents must leave their home and move to the city because they can't find enough seals to eat. Fine in dustjacket with light edge wear, small chip to spine panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Good Rainbow Road / Rawa 'Kashtyaa'tsi Hiyaani, Ortiz, Simon J.
18 Ortiz, Simon J.
The Good Rainbow Road / Rawa 'Kashtyaa'tsi Hiyaani
Tucson: The University of Arizona Press (2004) First Edition Lacapa, Michael 
Oblong quarto. Pictorial boards. [64]pp with wonderful color illustrations by Native artist Michael Lacapa. A Native American tale in Keres (the language of Acoma Pueblo and six other Pueblo communities in New Mexico) and English followed by a translation into Spanish by Victor Montejo. The story of two courageous brothers who save their village by voyaging to the home of the Rain and Snow Spirits. Small sticker ffep else Fine. Dustjacket with light wear at spine tips. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Good Hunting Little Indian, Parish, Peggy
19 Parish, Peggy
Good Hunting Little Indian
New York: Young Scott / Parents' Magazine's Read Aloud Book Club For Little Listeners, 1962 Weisgard, Leonard 
9.5"x8" Decorated boards. [48]pp with color illustrations throughout by Leonard Weisgard. Little Indian makes a new bow and arrows and goes off to the woods to bring home the family's meat. But the animal he finds is quite a bit bigger than Little Indian! Fine in frayed dustjacket. A nice copy of this wonderful picture book. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Wolf Tales: Native American Children's Stories, Powell, Mary, edited and adapted for children by
20 Powell, Mary, edited and adapted for children by
Wolf Tales: Native American Children's Stories
Santa Fe: Ancient City Press (1992) Reade, Deborah 
Square 12mo. Color pictorial wraps. 35pp with black & white and two-color illustrations throughout. The Sioux, Pawnee, Cherokee, Tlingit and Tsimshian Indians are the sources for these tales. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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