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161 Weatherby, Hugh TALES THE TOTEMS TELL
Toronto, ON Macmillan Company of Canada 1946 Second Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages; Red cloth boards have some shelfwear, corners bumped. A collection of Native Indian legends, many from British Columbis. Illustrated by Hugh Weatherby. 
Price: 12.50 CDN
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Gabriel Dumont  The Metis chief and his lost world, Woodcock, George
162 Woodcock, George Gabriel Dumont The Metis chief and his lost world
Edmonton, AB Hurtig 1975 0888300956 / 9780888300959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
DJ has small tears and chipping, light shelfwear to edges of boards. Gift notation on title page in ink. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, a tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; "Gabriel Dumont (December 1837 – May 19, 1906) was a leader of the Métis people of what is now Western Canada. In 1873 Dumont was elected to the presidency of the short-lived republic of St. Laurent; afterward he continued to play a leading role among the Métis of the South Saskatchewan River. He played a critical role in bringing Louis Riel back to Canada, in order to pressure the Canadian authorities to pay attention to the troubles of the Métis people. He was adjutant general in the provisional Métis government declared in the District of Saskatchewan in 1885, and commanded the Métis forces in the North-West Rebellion or North West Resistance of 1885." "In 1886, Dumont joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West where he received top billing as a rebel leader and crack marksman. Although the Canadian government granted a general amnesty in the summer of 1886, Dumont did not return to Canada until 1888, in order to lecture in Montreal. He retired to Batoche in 1893 eventually obtaining title to the lands he had settled in 1872. He returned to his former life as a farmer, hunter and trapper, and dictated two memoirs of his experiences in the rebellion. He died from natural causes in 1906." Wikipedia 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Unravelling the Franklin Mystery  Inuit Testimony, Woodman, David C.
163 Woodman, David C. Unravelling the Franklin Mystery Inuit Testimony
Montreal McGill-Queen's University Press 1992 0773509364 / 9780773509368 First Paperback Edition Softcover Very Good 
Front card cover has crease on bottom foredge. Some underlining of text throughout book. ; A tight solid book. ; Mcgill-Queen's Native and Northern Series; Maps; 9.75 X 6.82 X 0.96 inches; 390 pages; "David Woodman's reconstruction of the mysterious events surrounding the tragic Franklin expedition boldly challenges standard interpretations and promises to replace them. Among the many who have tried to discover the truth behind the Franklin disaster, Woodman is the first to recognise the profound importance of the Inuit testimony and to analyse it in depth. He concludes from his investigations that the Inuit probably did visit Franklin's ships while the crew was still on board and that there were some Inuit who actually saw the sinking of one of the ships. He maintains that fewer than ten bodies were found at Starvation Cove and that the last survivors left the cove in 1851, three years after the standard account assumes them to be dead. Woodman also disputes the conclusion of Owen Beattie and John Geiger's book "Frozen in time" that lead poisoning was a major contributing cause of the disaster.Much of the Inuit testimony presented in "Unravelling the Franklin Mystery" has never before been published. The earliest Woodman quotes was recorded by Franklin searchers only nine years after the disappearance of the Franklin team. Inuit testimony provided Woodman with the pivotal clue in his re-construction of the puzzle of the Franklin disaster: 'I proceeded from the assumption that all Inuit stories concerning white men should have a discoverable factual basis ...and managed to discover a scenario which allowed use of all the native recollections, solved some troubling discrepancies in the physical evidence and led to some significant new conclusions as to the fate of the beleaguered sailors'. Whether or not one agrees with Woodman's conclusions, his account is compelling and his analysis impressive." 
Price: 46.95 CDN
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Dakota Indian Lore, Woodyard, Darrel
164 Woodyard, Darrel Dakota Indian Lore
San Antonio, TX The Naylor Company 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light wear to extremities, DJ has light soiling and chipping, price-clipped.; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve; B&W line drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 164 pages 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever  Rock writings of the Stein River Valley of British Columbia, York, Annie & Richard Daly & Chris Arnett
165 York, Annie & Richard Daly & Chris Arnett They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever Rock writings of the Stein River Valley of British Columbia
Vancouver BC Talonbooks 1993 0889223319 / 9780889223318 1st; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Colour Plates 
Gift notation on title page ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 10 X 8.10 X 1.10 inches; 320 pages; "Nlaka’pamux elder Annie York explains the red-ochre inscriptions written on the rocks and cliffs of the lower Stein Valley in British Columbia. This is perhaps the first time that a Native elder has presented a detailed and comprehensive explanation of rock-art images from her people’s culture. As Annie York’s narratives unfold, we are taken back to the fresh wonder of childhood, as well as to a time in human society when people and animals lived together in one psychic dimension.This book describes, among many other things, the solitary spiritual meditations of young people in the mountains, once considered essential education. Astrological predictions, herbal medicine, winter spirit dancing, hunting, shamanism, respect for nature, midwifery, birth and death, are some of the topics that emerge from Annie’s reading of the trail signs and other cultural symbols painted on the rocks. She firmly believed that this knowledge should be published so that the general public could understand why, as she put it, “The Old People reverenced those sacred places like that Stein.”They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever opens a discussion of some of the issues in rock-art research that relate to “notating” and “writing” on the landscape, around the world and through the millennia. This landmark publication presents a well-reasoned hypothesis to explain the evolution of symbolic or iconic writing from sign language, trail signs and from the geometric and iconic imagery of the dreams and visions of shamans and neophyte hunters. This book suggests that the resultant images, written or painted on stone, constitute a Protoliteracy which has assisted both the conceptualization and communication of hunting peoples’ histories, philosophies, morals and ways life, and prepared the human mind for the economic, sociological and intellectual developments, including alphabetic written language." 
Price: 49.95 CDN
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Redskins, Ruffleshirts and Rednecks  Indian Allotments in Alabama and Mississippi, 1830-1860, Young, Mary Elizabeth
166 Young, Mary Elizabeth Redskins, Ruffleshirts and Rednecks Indian Allotments in Alabama and Mississippi, 1830-1860
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows some shelf wear with short tears and light chipping. Price-clipped. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; The Civilization of the American Indian; B&W Illustrations; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 217 pages; "President Andrew Jackson wanted to secure all 25 million acres east of the Mississippi River. When the indigenous tribes balked, Jackson offered treaties that promised a farm to each of an Indian family in exchange for the remaining land. Mary Elizabeth Young details the repercussions of these treaties for American Indians and Anglo-Indian relations. Few if any Indians ever saw that promised farmland, but the United States received its share-and more." 
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Researching the History of Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia  A guide to resources at the British Columbia Archives and Records Service and BC Lands, Young, Terry Ann
167 Young, Terry Ann Researching the History of Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia A guide to resources at the British Columbia Archives and Records Service and BC Lands
Victoria, BC BC Lands/ Queen's Printers 1992 0771891784 / 9780771891786 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Maps 
Light edge wear to card covers, traces of previous owner's name on front cover ; A tight solid book. Text unmarked; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 98 pages 
Price: 29.95 CDN
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168 Young-Ing, Greg (ed.) Gatherings Volume III; the En'owkin Journal of First North American Peoples - Fall 1992 Mother Earth Perspectives, Preservation Through Words
Penticton, BC Theytus Books 1992 0919441424 / 9780919441422 Paperback Very Good 
Light edge wear ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 0.75 x 9.25 x 6.25 Inches; 251 pages 
Price: 10.00 CDN
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