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Bitter Embrace: White Society's Assault on the Woodland Cree, Siggins, Maggie
141 Siggins, Maggie Bitter Embrace: White Society's Assault on the Woodland Cree
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Ltd. 2005 0771080603 / 9780771080609 1st; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
As new, bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.10 X 6.30 X 1.30 inches; 322 pages; "July 14, 2003: Flin Flon lawyer Michael Bomek pleads guilty to six counts of sexual assault on young Cree men, some of whom come from the community of Pelican Narrows. His crime is emblematic of white culture’s assault on this Rock Cree community. On the one hand, he was a dedicated lawyer who won 75 per cent of his cases for his native clients. On the other, he was an unthinkably corrupting influence. For over 200 years, Pelican Narrows has endured an equally torturous relationship with the encroaching European culture, from the Hudson Bay factors and missionaries of earlier times to the bureaucrats and police of today. By scrupulously researching the history of a community she has known for much of her life, by using oral history and documenting the personal stories of contemporary Pelican Narrows Cree, Siggins gives us the human face behind the newspaper headlines of native issues. Her storytelling powers are formidable and the portrait she gives us of this single Saskatchewan community is unforgettable." 
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The Face Pullers  Photographing Native Canadians 1871-1939, Silversides, Brock V.
142 Silversides, Brock V. The Face Pullers Photographing Native Canadians 1871-1939
Saskatoon, SK Fifth House Books 1996 1895618428 / 9781895618426 Second Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Previous owner's name on fly leaf in ink. Only light wear to extremities of card covers ; A bright, solid book. This was also published in hardcover. ; B&W Photographs; 9.92 X 7.95 X 0.47 inches; 184 pages; A very comprehensive collection of photographs of First Nations subjects. The Face Pullers documents a particularly rich period in the history of Canadian photography. These photographs of First nations people- spanning the period 1871 to 1939 - provide not only a fascinating glimpse of a vanished world, but also illuminate the ways in which myths and misunderstandings about Native people have influenced, from the earliest days, the images produced by non-Native photographers.In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, many Canadian photographers- both amateur and professional- took pictures of Native people for documentary and commercial purposes. The Indians initially regarded photographic equipment with curiosity, suspicion, and fear, and upon viewing the final product, labeled the camera "the face puller." The photographs were in great demand among the white population, and while they often presented idealized views of First Nations people, they nevertheless managed to portray some authentic aspects of the Native experience. The evocative images in this collection provide a perspective of these individuals and their lives impossible to convey with mere words, and bear witness to the strength and resilience of what many believed at the time to be a dying race.The Face Pullers provides an unusual record of the myth-making surrounding Native people, and valuable insights into the history of Indian/white relations in Canada. 
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She-wolf of Tsla-a-Wat  Indian Stories for the Young, Simeon, Anne &  D. Tait
143 Simeon, Anne & D. Tait She-wolf of Tsla-a-Wat Indian Stories for the Young
North Vancouver, BC J. J. Douglas 1977 0888941455 / 9780888941459 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Illustrated boards show light shelf wear. previous owner's name inside front board. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 44 pages; A retelling of six legends from the Indians of the northwest coast of North America. 
Price: 13.50 CDN
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Patterns Based on Northwest Indian Designs, Sinclair (foreword), George
144 Sinclair (foreword), George Patterns Based on Northwest Indian Designs
Victoria, BC B. C. Indian Arts and Welfare Society 1955 Softcover Very Good+ 
Only light wear, previous stores sticker base of front fly leaf ; Stapled wraps, blue card covers ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages; This booklet gives 12 designs from the Haida, Tsimshian, Bella Coola and Nootka tribes of British Columbia that were traditionally used in basketry, embroidery and weaving. They are now seen as well in the famous Cowichan sweaters knitted by the native women of southern Vancouver Island. 
Price: 12.50 CDN
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The Princess and the Sea-Bear and other Tsimshian Stories, Skogan, Joan
145 Skogan, Joan The Princess and the Sea-Bear and other Tsimshian Stories
Prince Rupert, BC Metlakatla Band Council 1983 0969136005 / 9780969136002 First Edition Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Claudia Stewart 
Card covers show light edge wear and corner curl. Previous owner's name in ink on half-title page. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations, Line Drawings; 42 pages 
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Long Lance  The true story of an impostor, Smith, Donald B
146 Smith, Donald B Long Lance The true story of an impostor
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1982 0771595859 / 9780771595851 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows some shelf wear with small tears and light chipping, scuffing, small bump top edge of book. Pages are toned; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.50 X 5.70 X 1.20 inches; 304 pages; "At the turn of the century, a boy named Sylvester Long, the son of mixed blood parents, living in the "colored" section of Winston-Salem NC, signed on with a traveling Wild West show where he fell in with the Indians who worked the show and started to pass as one. Thereafter he fabricated a wholly fictitious past and won favor in the white man's world as a Blackfoot chief, a West Point scholar, a war hero who served with the Canadian troops at Vimy Ridge." Smith untangles the truth from the fiction. 
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147 Snow, Chief John THESE MOUNTAINS ARE OUR SACRED PLACES The Story of the Stoney Indians
Toronto, ON Samuel Stevens 1977 088866589X / 9780888665898 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light edge wear, 2 short closed tears top edge of DJ, previous owner's name on FFEP ; DJ in Mylar, bright solid, book ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 186 pages; Publisher's sticker on FFEP identifies this as a presentation copy 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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Guests Never Leave Hungry  The Autobiography of James Sewid, a Kwakiutl Indian, Spradley, James P. &  James Sewid
148 Spradley, James P. & James Sewid Guests Never Leave Hungry The Autobiography of James Sewid, a Kwakiutl Indian
Montreal Mcgill Queens University Press 1992 0773501347 / 9780773501348 Reprint Softcover Very Good 
light corner curl of card covers.; A bright, solid book.; 8.46 X 5.77 X 0.85 inches; 303 pages; From the back cover: "The story of James Sewid, a twentieth-century Kwakiutl Indian Chieftan, brings to life the experience of one man caught in conflict as the traditional Kwakiutl culture gave way to the demands of an expanding Western society in British Columbia." In vivid detail he describes his years of intermittent schooling, his entry into life in the fishing industry at the age of ten, his marriage, at thirteen, to a high-ranking Kwakiutl girl, and his life in a remote Indian village before moving to the Reserve. During the early years in Alert Bay, Sewid was torn between validating his chieftainships by giving potlatches, as tradition demanded, and obeying the law which prohibited them. As these laws changed, he became active in reviving Kwakiutl traditions and, in 1955, he was selected by the National Film Board of Canada to portray many of his achievements in a film called No Longer Vanishing. In this book Sewid tells of his work for the Native Brotherhood of British Columbia and of his activities as Chief. He describes developments which he initiated to revive Kwakiutl arts and outlines economic institutions which he created to improve Kwakiutl living standards. His story offers many insights into life in a non-Western society undergoing rapid change and provides an excellent study of an individual who adapted successfully to these changes. James Spradley carefully analyzes Sewid's style of adaptation and concludes with a study of the social and psychological conditions which enabled him to become a leader, innovator, and multicultural individual. 
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149 Steensel, Maja Van (editor) People of Light and Dark
Ottawa Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development 1969 Second Printing Paperback Good+ Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Some wear to heavy card covers, front cover creased. School stamp on front free end paper, name on FFEP and blank page. ; Tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 154 pages; A series of essays by many contributors devoted to the study of the Eskimo peoples of northern Canada. 
Price: 9.50 CDN
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Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled  Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska, Stuck, Hudson
150 Stuck, Hudson Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska
Prescott, Arizona Wolfe Publishing Co. 1988 0935632662 / 9780935632668 Reprint Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Card covers have light shelfwear, creased on upper corner on back cover. Previous owner's name on half-title page. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 420 pages; A facsimile reprint of the author's early 20th Century travels in Alaska. "The journeys were primarily connected with the administration of the extensive work of the Episcopal Church in the Interior of Alaska, under the bishop of the diocese." The book however is not singularly devoted to religion but to the countryside, the native populations and to the relationships necessary for survival of the country and the peoples, be they white or aboriginal. The book was originally published in 1914. 
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Bear's Heart  Scenes from the Life of a Cheyenne Artist of One Hundred Years Ago With Pictures by Himself, Supree, Burton and Ann Ross
151 Supree, Burton and Ann Ross Bear's Heart Scenes from the Life of a Cheyenne Artist of One Hundred Years Ago With Pictures by Himself
Philadelphia Lippincott 1977 0397317468 / 9780397317462 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Color plates 
DJ shows light edge wear, chipping, some creasing, short tears ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. A tight solid, book ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 63 pages; The events of the winter of 1874-75 were recorded in words and pictures by a Cheyenne prisoner, who along with his fellow prisoners were being transported to a military prison in Florida. A biography of Bear's Heart illustrated with his own drawings done while he and seventy-one other Indians were imprisoned in Florida. This is in a format suitable for young readers 
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With Eagle Tail : Arnold Lupson and 30 years among the Sarcee, Blackfoot and Stoney Indians on the North American Plains, Taylor, Colin F.; Hugh Dempsey
152 Taylor, Colin F.; Hugh Dempsey With Eagle Tail : Arnold Lupson and 30 years among the Sarcee, Blackfoot and Stoney Indians on the North American Plains
Toronto Key Porter 1999 1552630765 / 9781552630761 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Remainder dot top page edges, wear and tearing to DJ extremities. Previous owner's name top front free end paper. ; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 128 pages; This "tells the story of a young newspaper photographer Arnold Lupson who left his home in England after WWI to live among the Native American tribes of the North American Plains. Lupson formed a relationship with the tribes that was to last for thirty years. He married Maggie, widow of Sarcee chief Big Belly and spent most of his time on the Sarcee reserve. The enduring legacy of this life was his photographs." 
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Windigo Psychosis, Teicher, Morton I.; Verne F. Ray (editor)
153 Teicher, Morton I.; Verne F. Ray (editor) Windigo Psychosis
Seattle, WA American Ethnological Society 1971 Second Printing Paperback Very Good- 
Some wear to front edges of the blue card covers, previous owner's name top and bottom page edges, stamp for author Helmut Hirnschall on title page ; Trade PB; Proceedings of the 1960 Annual Spring Meeting of the AES; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 129 pages; The full title is 'Windigo Psychosis ; a Study of a Relationship between Belief and Behavior among the Indians of Northeastern Canada 
Price: 84.95 CDN
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Hopi Basket Weaving  Artistry in Natural Fibers, Teiwes, Helga
154 Teiwes, Helga Hopi Basket Weaving Artistry in Natural Fibers
Tuscon, AZ University of Arizona Press 1996 0816516154 / 9780816516155 1st Thus Softcover Very Good 
A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 200 pages; A people known for protecting their privacy, the Hopi also have a long and less known tradition of weaving baskets and plaques. Generations of Hopi weavers have passed down knowledge of techniques and materials from the plant world around them, from mother to daughter, granddaughter, or niece. This book is filled with photographs and detailed descriptions of their beautiful baskets--the one art, above all others, that creates the strongest social bonds in Hopi life. In these pages, weavers open their lives to the outside world as a means of sharing an art form especially demanding of time and talent. The reader learns how plant materials are gathered in canyons and creek bottoms, close to home and far away. The long, painstaking process of preparation and dying is followed step by step. Then, using techniques of coiled, plaited, or wicker basketry, the weaving begins. Underlying the stories of baskets and their weavers is a rare glimpse of what is called "the Hopi Way," a life philosophy that has strengthened and sustained the Hopi people through centuries of change. Many other glimpses of the Hopi world are also shared by author and photographer Helga Teiwes, who was warmly invited into the homes of her collaborators. Their permission and the permission of the Cultural Preservation Office of the Hopi Tribe gave her access to people and information seldom available to outsiders. Teiwes was also granted access to some of the ceremonial observances where baskets are preeminent. Woven in brilliant reds, greens, and yellows as well as black and white, Hopi weavings, then, not only are an arresting art form but also are highly symbolic of what is most important in Hopi life. In the women's basket dance, for example, woven plaques commemorate and honor the Earth and the perpetuation of life. Other plaques play a role in the complicated web of Hopi social obligation and reciprocity. Living in a landscape of almost surreal form and color, Hopi weavers are carrying on one of the oldest arts traditions in the world. Their stories in Hopi Basket Weaving will appeal to collectors, artists and craftspeople, and anyone with an interest in Native American studies, especially Native American arts. For the traveler or general reader, the book is an invitation to enter a little-known world and to learn more about an art form steeped in meaning and stunning in its beauty. 
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War of the Warramullas, Terry, Michael
155 Terry, Michael War of the Warramullas
Adelaide Rigby 1974 0851797903 / 9780851797908 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by C. Dudley Wood jacket art 
Back flap of dustjacket shows some creasing, previous owner's name on front free end paper light edge wear to book and jacket.. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 171 pages; "The Warramulas were the last Aborigines to battle against white invaders of central Australia. When the author of this book led prospecting expeditions into the Centre in the 1920s and 1930s the Warramullas were a constant threat." 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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The Struggle for Recognition  Canadian Justice and the Metis Nation, The Manitoba Metis Federation & Samuel W. Corrigan & Lawrence J. Barkwell
156 The Manitoba Metis Federation & Samuel W. Corrigan & Lawrence J. Barkwell The Struggle for Recognition Canadian Justice and the Metis Nation
Winnipeg Pemmican Publications 1991 0921827202 / 9780921827207 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight edge wear to DJ ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve.; B&W Illustrations; 236 pages 
Price: 50.85 CDN
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Potlatch People  Indian Lives & Legends of British Columbia, Thornton, Mildred Valley
157 Thornton, Mildred Valley Potlatch People Indian Lives & Legends of British Columbia
Surrey, BC Hancock House Publishing Ltd 2003 0888394918 / 9780888394910 First Edition Thus Softcover Very Good 
Card covers show light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book. A section of many colour plates of Thornton's artwork in the middle of the book and an index of these plates at the back. ; Trade PB; Colour Plates; 8.35 X 5.51 X 0.87 inches; 317 pages; "Mildred Valley Thornton had an abiding passion which she pursued with almost missionary fervour throughout her life -- the preservation of Canada's Native culture. For over fifty years she dedicated herself to that purpose through the medium of her paintings, writings and lectures. During the course of her career, Mildred not only painted the portraits of many prominent and historical Native Canadians, but she assembled an accompanying catalogue of anecdotes, folklore and legends, which today provide a unique chronicle of a vanished age. This publication is a collection of both Thornton's colourful portraits and the fascinating story behind each one." This particular book is an updated edition of the 1966 book 'Indian Lives and Legends" originally published by Mitchell Press in hardcover with tipped in plates. This was edited by the artist's son John Thornton. 
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Nisga'a Final Agreement, Various
158 Various Nisga'a Final Agreement
Canada/ British Columbia/ Nisga'a Nation 1998 Softcover Very Good- 
Top fore corner of card covers creased and affecting first few pages, light scuffing. ; A bright, solid book ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 252 pages; This is a single volume only with the agreement signed by the 3 parties - federal, provincial and First Nations and contains a foldout map showing the area included in the treaty. 
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Spirit Transformed  A Journey from Tree to Totem, Vickers, Roy Henry & Brian Payton & Bob Herger (photographer)
159 Vickers, Roy Henry & Brian Payton & Bob Herger (photographer) Spirit Transformed A Journey from Tree to Totem
Vancouver BC Raincoast Books 1996 1551920158 / 9781551920153 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear ; One copy is signed on title page and the other is inscribed and dated by Vickers. A bright, solid book Bright, solid books, dustjackets in Mylar, unclipped.; Colour photographs; 11.80 X 8 X 0.60 inches; 96 pages; The renowned West Coast native artist follows, with Brian Payton, the process that is followed in the creation of the totem pole he created for the Commonwealth Games of 1994. Liberally illustrated with colour photos. 
Price: 21.50 CDN
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Loyal till Death  Indians and the North-West Rebellion, Waiser, Bill
160 Waiser, Bill Loyal till Death Indians and the North-West Rebellion
Calgary, AB Fifth House Books 1997 1895618886 / 9781895618884 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Card covers show very light shelf wear with minor small creases. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.70 inches; 308 pages; "This startling retelling of the North-West Rebellion explodes the myth of a grand Indian-Métis alliance and delves into the reasons why Indians have been branded as traitors and rebels in both the public imagination and official records. After the rebellion, twenty-eight reserves were officially identified as disloyal, and more than fifty Indians - including Poundmaker and Big Bear - were convicted of rebellion-related crimes. The most damning event was the mass execution of eight Indian warriors at Fort Battleford in November 1885. But Indian elders have long told stories about how First Nations remained faithful to their treaty promises during the conflict. Having their own peaceful strategies for dealing with an insensitive federal government, they were not interested in Riel's activities, and any Indian involvement was isolated, sporadic, and minimal. But Ottawa deliberately portrayed the Indians as outlaws to justify increasingly restrictive and repressive measures, an injustice that has left a lasting legacy with First Nations people. Loyal till Death is the first comprehensive look at the Indian version of the North-West Rebellion. It brings to life many personalities - particularly those of the Indian leaders, whose voices have seldom been heard in conventional histories of the Canadian West. Combining oral history and exhaustive research, and illustrated with more than one hundred archival photographs, the book sheds new light on a greatly misunderstood aspect of our past." 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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