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Inuvialuit Pitqusiit The Culture Of The Inuvialuit
1 Inuvialuit Pitqusiit The Culture Of The Inuvialuit
Yellowknife, NWT Northwest Territories Education 1991 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Card covers show light shelf wear, small crease lower back corner.; A tight solid book, illustrated throughout. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 87 pages; This is a book produced for the education system in the Northwest Territories presenting the histories and culture of the aboriginal peoples of the Territories. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Laxmihl; Nisga'a Final Agreement 2002/2003 Annual Report
2 Laxmihl; Nisga'a Final Agreement 2002/2003 Annual Report
Ottawa Goverment of Canada 2004 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
A bright, solid book.; Color Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Unpaginated pages; An account of the negotiation and implementation of the Nisga'a Treaty, finalized in 2000. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Life, Letters and Speeches, (Kahgegagahbowh), George Copway (author);  A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff & Donald B. Smith (editors)
3 (Kahgegagahbowh), George Copway (author); A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff & Donald B. Smith (editors) Life, Letters and Speeches
Lincoln NE University of Nebraska Press 1997 0803214707 / 9780803214705 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Signed by Editor; Only slight wear; Inscribed by Don Smith on title page, DJ in Mylar ; American Indian Lives; 1.01 x 9.53 x 6.32 Inches; Copway was a Canadian Ojibwe writer born Kahgegagahbowh and among the first Indians to rise to prominence in American culture in the middle 1800s. He preached as a Methodist minister, published a newspaper for Indians, and spoke on Indian rights, temperance, and other issues. This edition of the 1847 original includes scholarly notes. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Legends Told by the Old People, Adolf Hungry Wolf
4 Adolf Hungry Wolf Legends Told by the Old People
Skookumchuck BC Good Medicine Books 1990 0920698123 / 9780920698129 Reprint Softcover Near Fine 
Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.35 X 5.35 X 0.24 inches; 61 pages; A collection of legends from various Indian nations such as the Sioux, the Gros Ventres, Eskimo, Nez Percé 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Devil in Deerskins  My life with Grey Owl, Anahareo
5 Anahareo Devil in Deerskins My life with Grey Owl
Toronto New Press 1972 0887701264 / 9780887701269 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows some shelf wear, with small tears and chipping. Large sticker peel base of DJ spine. Previous owner's name has been blacked out on half-title page. ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 8.60 X 5.70 X 1 inches; 190 pages; "Anahareo was a gifted writer, environmentalist, and activist. She was also the wife of Grey Owl, a.k.a. Archie Belaney, the internationally acclaimed English-turned-Indian writer and speaker who dazzled audiences with his stories of life in the wilderness and his posthumous outing as an imposter. Devil in Deerskins is Anahareo’s autobiography up to and including her marriage to Grey Owl. In vivid prose she captures their extensive travels through the bush and their work towards environmental and wildlife protection. Here we see the daily life of an extraordinary Mohawk/ Algonquian woman whose independence, intellect, and spirituality had direct influence on Grey Owl’s conversion from trapper to conservationist. Though first penned in the 1940s, Devil in Deerskins’s observations on indigeneity, culture, and land speak directly to contemporary audiences." 
Price: 29.95 USD
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6 Anderson, Frank W. ALMIGHTY VOICE
Aldergrove, BC Frontier Publishing 1971 Stapled wraps Very Good 
only slight edge wear, 'paid' stamp on FFEE ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; Frontier Book No. 25; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 47 pages 
Price: 6.50 USD
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Upper Sto:lo Communities and People, Archibald, Jo-ann
7 Archibald, Jo-ann Upper Sto:lo Communities and People
Sardis BC Sto:lo Sitel Curriculum 1983 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
card covers show some shelf wear, sun-faded on edge, tape on lower fore edge, small stain on page edges. ; A tight solid book. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 52 pages; This is an educational aid for teachers working with Sto:lo children, helping them learn about their people and culture. 
Price: 13.95 USD
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The Terror of the Coast  Land Alienation and Colonial War on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849-1863, Arnett, Chris
8 Arnett, Chris The Terror of the Coast Land Alienation and Colonial War on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849-1863
Burnaby, BC Talonbooks 1999 0889223181 / 9780889223189 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light shelfwear to card cover edges, small bumps to corners, small creases.; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8.98 X 5.98 X 1.10 inches; 382 pages; "Previously ingnored, the war between the "People of the Land" and the colonial government remains of utmost signifigance in today's world of unsettled First Nations' land claims." On April 20, 1863, the British naval gunboat Forward attacked a Native village on Kuper Island. The naval officers believed that the village harboured individuals involved in two recent assaults against European transients in the Gulf Islands. The gunboat fired on the village and was repulsed with casualties after a fierce battle with a handful of warriors. Following this defeat, the colonial government responded with one of the largest military operations inthe history of British Columbia, which took place on the east coast of Vancouver Island and extended throughout the waters and islands of Active Pass, Trincomalee Channel and Stuart Channel, from Saturna Island north to Comox. Previously ignored or misunderstood by historians, the war between the Hwulmuhw or "People of the Land" and the colonial government of British Columbia remains of utmost significance in today's world of unsettled First Nations land claims. Chris Arnett reconstructs the fascinating account of the events of 1863 using newspaper editorials, letters and articles; government and police correspondence; naval ship logs; and "Letters of Proceedings." He demonstrates how the first treaty process initiated by the colonial government ended in military action. After the war of 1863, Aboriginal land continued to be alienated and Native jurisdiction eroded throughout British Columbia-leaving an inequity that remains unresolved almost a century and a half later. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Mungo Martin; Man of Two Cultures, B.C. Indian Arts Society
9 B.C. Indian Arts Society Mungo Martin; Man of Two Cultures
Sidney, BC Gray's Publishing 1982 0888260954 / 9780888260956 1st Softcover Very Good+ 
Only light wear to card covers, gift notation on front fly leaf ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Photographs; Oblong 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 45 pages; Mungo Martin 1879-1962 was born in Fort Rupert on the north end of Vancouver Island. "As a boy Martin had been apprenticed as a carver to a paternal uncle, but it was Martin's stepfather Charlie James, a famous Northwestern artist, who was his principle influence in honing a natural talent. Martin went on to become one of the first traditional artists to deal with many types of Northwest Coast sculptural and painting styles. He carved his first commissioned totem pole in Alert Bay c1900, and titled it "Raven of the Sea."Martin was responsible for the restoration and repair of many carvings and sculptures, totem poles, masks, and various other ceremonial objects. Martin also gained fame for holding the first public potlatch since the governmental potlatch ban of 1885. For this, he was awarded with a medal by the Canadian Council." He paved the way for a renewed pride in Northwest Coast traditions and art. 
Price: 36.95 USD
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Han Indians; People of the River., Band, Dawson Indian
10 Band, Dawson Indian Han Indians; People of the River.
Dawson City, YK Dawson Indian Band 1988 Booklet Very Good+ 
Card covers show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book. Stapled wraps, bibliography at back. ; B&W Illustrations and Maps; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 15 pages; This booklet discusses the descendants of nomadic hunters in North America by way of the Bering Strait. One of these groups was the Athapaskans who populated northwestern North America and a small segment of these peoples were the Hans, found in the Yukon and Alaska. Their interactions with the white man were centered around the fur trade and the discovery of gold. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Alaska Beckons, Barbeau, Marius
11 Barbeau, Marius Alaska Beckons
Caldwell, Idaho The Caxton Printers/ Macmillan Company of Canada 1947 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Art Price 
Beige cloth covered soil show light soil, top fore corners a little bumped, some pencil notations, short tear base of spine. ; Black native designs and red titles front and spine. Decorative endpapers, B&W illustrations throughout. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.90 X 5.90 X 1.20 inches; 343 pages; "It is with the Alaska of old, that once beckoned the eastern Siberians to its wild shores and on its devious highways, that this book chiefly deals."--Preface. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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12 Bennett, Wilf Pony Tracks; In Honour of Our People
Chase, BC Kara Management Group 2005 0969825099 / 9780969825098 Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light edge wear to card covers; A bright, solid book, signed by Bennett on title page ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 56 pages; This slim book honours Bennett's father and other working Indian cowboys of the Shuswap tribe of British Columbia. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13 Berger, Thomas R A Long and Terrible Shadow White values, native rights in the Americas, 1492-1992
Vancouver BC Douglas & McIntyre 1991 088894747x / 9780888947475 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light edge wear.; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 0.6 x 8.8 x 6 Inches; 183 pages; Berger catalogues the injustices done to natives across the Americas since the arrival of Columbus. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Basketry & Cordage from Hesquiat Harbour, British Columbia, Bernick, Kathryn N.
14 Bernick, Kathryn N. Basketry & Cordage from Hesquiat Harbour, British Columbia
Victoria, BC Royal British Columbia Museum 1998 0771895259 / 9780771895258 1st Softcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 8.49 X 5.47 X 0.72 inches; 152 pages; This volume documents an archaeological collection of plant-fibre artefacts from Hesquiat Harbour, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It covers technological characteristics which highlight the skill and artistic accomplishments of the 19th-century Nuu-chah-nulth people. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Chiwid, Birchwater, Sage
15 Birchwater, Sage Chiwid
Vancouver BC New Star Books 2009 0921586396 / 9780921586395 Third Printing Paperback Near Fine 
Only slight wear to glossy pictorial card covers. ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Transmontanus Series 2; B&W Illustrations; 8.66 X 7.80 X 0.24 inches; 128 pages; Chiwid was a Tsilhqot’in woman, said to have shamanistic powers, who spent most of her adult life "living out" in the hills and forests around Williams Lake, BC. This is the story of this remarkable woman told in the vibrant voices of Chilcotin oldtimers, both native and non–native. "For half a century, Chiwid lived out in the forests, lakes and bush of the west Chilcotin plateau, 'the way that the old people lived', moving her solitary camp with the seasons. Said to have special powers, she kept to herself and chose to live outdoors year round." 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Trail of the Spirit  The Mysteries of Medicine Power Revealed, Blondin, George
16 Blondin, George Trail of the Spirit The Mysteries of Medicine Power Revealed
Vancouver BC NeWest Press 2007 1897126085 / 9781897126080 Second Printing Softcover Near Fine 
As new; Trade PB; 8.90 X 5.98 X 0.63 inches; 181 pages; "In this new collection of stories, Dene Elder George Blondin defines medicine power, a gift from the Creator for the Dene way of life. Although medicine power has existed since before time began, here Blondin focuses on the past two hundred years, to show how it has shaped the Dene culture.Some are lucky enough to be born with, and the medicine power that some receive after birth or are taught by other medicine power people. This collection of stories and examples of Dene individuals who lived throughout history shows that there is a danger of losing the longstanding tradition of medicine power. Although this power can be used for both creation and destruction, it must be preserved as a vital element of the Dene way of life. " 
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17 Boas, Franz; Laurence Lazeo editor Bella Coola Indian Legends
Squamish BC Antiquarian Native Publications N.D. Reprint Stapled wraps Very Good 
Only slight wear,. Because this is a photocopy the reproduction of the illustration is poor ; A tight solid book. ; Antiquarian Native Publications, 80C; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 30 pages; This is a photocopied reprint taken from the 1898 American Museum of Natural History Publication of Franz Boas' Mythology of the Bella Coola Indians. This is the third & last part of the 127 page article. Undated but circa 1970 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Gifts from the Thunder Beings  Indigenous Archery and European Firearms in the Northern Plains and Central Subarctic, 1670-1870, Bohr, Roland
18 Bohr, Roland Gifts from the Thunder Beings Indigenous Archery and European Firearms in the Northern Plains and Central Subarctic, 1670-1870
Lincoln NE University of Nebraska Press 2014 0803248385 / 9780803248380 1st Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; DJ shows light shelf wear, minor corner bumps. ; Inscribed by author on title page. A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.20 X 6.20 X 1.80 inches; 488 pages; "Gifts from the Thunder Beings examines North American Aboriginal peoples’ use of Indigenous and European distance weapons in big-game hunting and combat. Beyond the capabilities of European weapons, Aboriginal peoples’ ways of adapting and using this technology in combination with Indigenous weaponry contributed greatly to the impact these weapons had on Aboriginal cultures. This gradual transition took place from the beginning of the fur trade in the Hudson’s Bay Company trading territory to the treaty and reserve period that began in Canada in the 1870s.Technological change and the effects of European contact were not uniform throughout North America, as Roland Bohr illustrates by comparing the northern Great Plains and the Central Subarctic—two adjacent but environmentally different regions of North America—and their respective Indigenous cultures. Beginning with a brief survey of the subarctic and Northern Plains environments and the most common subsistence strategies in these regions around the time of contact, Bohr provides the context for a detailed examination of social, spiritual, and cultural aspects of bows, arrows, quivers, and firearms. His detailed analysis of the shifting usage of bows and arrows and firearms in the northern Great Plains and the Central Subarctic makes Gifts from the Thunder Beings an important addition to the canon of North American ethnology." 
Price: 70.00 USD
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The Elders Are Watching, Bouchard, Dave & Roy Henry Vickers
19 Bouchard, Dave & Roy Henry Vickers The Elders Are Watching
Tofino, BC Eagle Dancer Enterprises Ltd. 1990 0969348533 / 9780969348535 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers 
Card covers creased along spine ; A bright, solid book.; Color Illustrations; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 57 pages; Beautiful colour prints of the paintings of Roy Henry Vickers accompany the short text verses by Dave Bouchard. "Vickers' images of the Northwest are infused with Native Amercian imagery. His portraits empower the story's simple but dire warning: Pay close attention to the environment, our heritage and culture, because this is the only way we can learn how to reverse the tide of destruction." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Media Matters, Brave, Joan; David Bouchard & Robert Cutting & Robyn Michaud-Turgeon (Editors)
20 Brave, Joan; David Bouchard & Robert Cutting & Robyn Michaud-Turgeon (Editors) Media Matters
Don Mills, ON Pearson Canada 2012 1770583424 / 9781770583429 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Bottom fore corner a little bumped ; A bright, solid book ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 48 pages; A colourful book for native teens with articles, quizzes, letters and cartoons examining various media and how it affects their lives 
Price: 16.95 USD
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