ALASKA, CALIFORNIA, AND NORTHERN INDIAN BASKETS AND CURIOS. by Frohman Trading Co.
Reprint of 1902 wholesale and retail catalog from this trading company. Pictures and describes many baskets from various tribes and styles plus other goods like carved model canoes and paddles and totem poles. Prices are given for many items; convert to 2020 by multiplying by about 30. Provides a good survey of the crafts from various tribes, including Yakutat of Alaska, Potlatch ceremonial baskets, Klickitat baskets, rare Skokomish baskets, Sally bags, Makah baskets, Haida potlatch dancing baskets, Chilcat blankets, Maidu and Pomo baskets, Pima and Maricopa baskets, baskets of Pomos, Maidus and Missions, E-pi-ca and Shibus, and some very rare baskets "priced on application" of Pomo burden and feather and abalone baskets.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. Order #: BIMO1067 paper$3.50.
AMERICAN INDIAN COOKING & HERB LORE. by J. Ed Sharpe and Thomas B. Underwood.
Legends, food & herb uses, recipes from many tribes. Includes legends of corn and game hunting, with notes on using vegetables and wild plants as well as Indian beverages. soups, and broths. there are chapters on Indian breads and on herbs and their uses. Most recipes do not alarm, but there is a yellowjacket soup in the book. 32 pages, illustrated.
Inventory = 15. ISBN: 0-935741-05-4. 1973. CHER6876 paper$6.00.
ARTS & CRAFTS OF THE CHEROKEE. by Rodney L Leftwich.
Crafts background and material guide for baskets, beadwork, weapons, pottery, pipes, weaving, feather, stone, metal, leather, shell, wood. 146 photos show materials used, process of making goods, artists at work. 160 pages, bibliography.
Inventory = 8. ISBN: 0-935741-11-9. 1970. Order #: CHER9764 paper$12.95.
BOWS & ARROWS OF THE NATIVE AMERICANS. by Jim Hamm.
Complete step-by-step guide to making and using wooden-, sinew-backed, composite bows; strings; arrows; quivers like those of the American Indians. Use of woods, bones and sinews plus bird feathers sculpting arrowheads from stones. Shows Ishi, northern California's Stone Age Indian of early 1900s in position to shoot. Illustrated, 160 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-555821-168-3. 1991. Order #: LYBU1234 paper$14.95.
CHEROKEE COOKLORE. by Mary Ulmer & Samuel E. Beck.
Using wild foods and herbs known to Cherokee Native Americans, gives recipes for bread, corn, beans, game dishes. Shows cook in action using early methods and tools, with tips on preparing corn and cooking.. Photos, 71 pages.
Inventory =3. ISBN: None. 1951. Order #: CHER7273 paper$5.95.
CHEROKEE PLANTS--their uses; a 400-year history. by Paul B. Hamel & Mary U. Chiltoskey.
Natural recipes and remedies from Cherokee Indian culture. Also gives information on uses of plants in religion and medicine, in social structures, and for shelter, home furnishings, and utensils and for weaving baskets. Tells of uses of honeysuckle, river cane, coneflower, white oak, and much more. Lists dozens of plants with their uses. Drawings, bibliography, 72 pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: None. 1975. Order #: CHER7279 paper$5.95.
EASY FIELD GUIDE TO SOUTHWESTERN PETROGLYPHS. by Elizabeth C.
Native rock carvings are illustrated and discussed, along with preservation, in this handy guide: how they are made, why, and where to find. Illustrated with drawings. 32 little pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 978 0-935810-60-8. Order #: AMTR4600 paper$3.95.
FINGER WEAVING: INDIAN BRAIDING. by Alta R. Turner.
Techniques and patterns of North American Plains and Woodlands Indians. Patterns described include diagonal stripe, chevron diamond, lightning, double lightning, arrow-head, Peruvian rep braid, Peruvian cross rep braid, and more. 49 illustrations. (26 color), 48pages, bibliography, index.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-935741-13-5. 1989. Order #: CHER7278 paper$5.95.
GUIDE TO ROCK ART SITES (A): Southern California and southern Nevada. Whitley.
224 pages, color photos, drawings, maps. Covers 38 sites describing their content, preservation conditions, and locations taking into account different environments when some were made such as during a later Ice Age period.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87108-926-2. Out of print. Order #: MOPR1816 paper$20.00.
HOW TO MAKE CHEROKEE CLOTHING. by Donald Sizemore.
Use of rawhide, beads, quills to make traditional Cherokee Indians' clothing. Detailed instructions and illustrations show and tell how to make traditional Cherokee clothing such as Cherokee shirts chief's cloak, fur cape, embroidered vest, breech clouts and aprons, feathered hats of the peace time chief, leggings, belts, skirts, moccasins, headdresses. Also included are hair styles and ornaments, tattooing, body paint, necklaces, pouches, knife holsters. Color drawings, 304 large-format pages.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-935741-19-4. 1995. Order #: CHER5621 paper$19.95.
INDIAN DESIGNS: 48 patterns from
Southwest (Hopi, Acoma, Navajo, Apache,
Aztec, Papago, Zuni, more.
by David and Jean Villasenor.
A collection of dozens of striking black-and-white Native American patterns (for such things as rainbird spirits, flute players, Father Sky, and turtles). The authentic, exciting 8-1/2" x 11" Southwest Indian graphics beg to be reproduced through applique, fabric painting, needlepoint, or any of a number of other crafts projects. Illustrations, 48 pages, large format.
Inventory = 12. ISBN: 978-0-87961-122-4. Order #: NAGR1974 paper$10.95.
INDIAN SANDPAINTING OF THE GREATER SOUTHWEST. by David Villasenor.
Religious-medical function of Navajo symbols: Swastika, Thunder, Whirling Rainbow, more. Color pictures of sandpaintings with their interpretations of the ceremonial significance. Sandpainting is a very old Southwest Indian Art in which the Medicine Man "paints" loosely upon the ground, or, on some occasions, upon buckskin or cloth, by letting the sands flow with control and skill through his sensitized fingers. He may use also, in conjunction with the sands of natural color, corn meal, flower pollen, powdered roots and bark, in the execution of this ritual. Because of the sacred nature of this ceremony, the sandpainting is begun, finished, used, and destroyed within a twelve hour period (either night or day). 16 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 978-0-911010-92-3. Order #: NAGR0949 paper$4.95.
INDIANCRAFT. by McIntosh/Shell.
Clear, concise instructions for acquiring materials and making many popular Native American handicrafts. Basic designs for both the plains and woodland Indians, instructions for making both circular and straight leather strippers, suggestions on where to find rawhide, leather, fur, and wood. But the title's major emphasis is to present construction details for such things as the warbonnet and its carrying case, headbands, roach headdresses, men's leather and ribbon shirts, moccasins, chokers, breastplates, bead and quill work, gorgets and several types of necklaces. Covered as well are instructions for making bows and arrows, decorated scabbards, and Hopi rabbit sticks as well as the throwing stick. Includes items associated with the dance and social gatherings: anklets, dance bustles, women's cloth dance dresses, dance shawls, beaded baseball hats, the fan, cuffs, flutes, bullroarers, and the ceremonial lance. Instructions for the construction of both traditional garments as well as those in contemporary vogue. 144 pages. Fully illustrated.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-87961-171-2. Order #: NAGR9412 paper$12.95.
IT WILL LIVE FOREVER: traditional Yosemite Indian acorn preparation. by Bev Ortiz.
Gathering, drying, storing, pounding, winnowing, sifting, leaching, and cooking--including Julia Parker's recipe. Historical photographs and modern ones that show Julia Parker in multiple steps preparing acorns for cooking. 158 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0930588-45-8. 1996.Order #: HEYD9707 paper$14.95.
MAKING NORTH AMERICAN POTTERY. by Michael Simpson. Tells in
easy-to-understand steps, according to traditional methods, how to make several
types of Native American pots. A 'How To' book for constructing coiled, pinched,
and slab pots, which can be fired in your backyard--traditional techniques from
Hopi, Catawba, and Cherokee, plus new ideas. 80 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-87961-191-0Order #: NAGR2104 paper$9.95.
NAVAJO WEAVERS and NAVAJO SILVERSMITHS. Washington Matthews.
Reprint of two U.S. Bureau of Ethnology reports describing in detail weaving and silversmithing as observed in 1860s by Washington Matthews, a physician at Fort Wingate. 44 pages, illustrated.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-910584-07-4. Order #: FILT0470 paper$4.00.
NAVAJO NATIVE DYES: their preparation and use. Nonabah G. Bryan.
Collection of authentic recipes for rendering dyes from native Southwest plants for dyeing wool for rugs. Includes guide to identifying plants. Plants to use, dyeing wool for Navajo rugs. 36 drawings, 75 pages.
Inventory = 15. ISBN: 0-910584-57-5. Order #: FILT0490 paper$5.00.
A HISTORY OF PIPESTONE NATIONAL MONUMENT. by Robert A. Murray.
Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota, where early plains
native Americans quarried catlinite stone for pipes. This Native American industry began around 1650 and there is still active quarrying of the special stone by tribal members. Early painter of Indians George Catlin visited the site and made a sketch of it in 1836 with his name then being used for the rock. Pipes and other objects made from catlinite have been traded widely and pipe-smoking for ceremonial purposes was an Indian custom throughout America. Photos, map, 60 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: None. 1985. Order #: PIIS5503 paper$4.00.
POMO BASKETMAKING: a supreme art for the weaver. by Elsie Allen.
The author gives step-by-step, well illustrated directions for recreating the beautiful and useful famous Pomo baskets. Filled with pen and ink illustrations and photographs, Pomo Basketmaking covers the traditional way to gather materials in nature, the designs, and the different forms of baskets. Mrs. Allen takes the reader step by step through creating coiled, feather, twine and baby baskets, always letting us know their traditional uses. 67 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-87961-016-6. Order #: NAGR2110 paper$9.95.
PUEBLO CRAFTS. Ruth Underhill.
Reprint of a 1944 publication of the Bureau of Indian affairs covering basketry, weaving, pottery, stone tools, music, and painting of native Pueblo culture of the Southwest. Ruth Underhill was born into an upper middle-class Quaker family in New York, in 1884. After a B.A. at Vassar, social work in the Eastern U.S. and service with the American Red Cross in Italy during World War I, Underhill enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Anthropology at Columbia University. A feminist, she studied with Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, and Gladys Reichard before embarking on a series of field research trips among the Tohono O'Odham.
Inventory = 1. ISBN : 978-0-910584-51-7. Order #: FILT4260 paper$12.00.
ROCK ART OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN. by Campbell Grant.
This book surveys the myriad rock paintings and carvings--numbering possibly some 15,000 sites--pecked into and painted onto boulders and rock surfaces throughout North America by its aboriginal artists. With photographs and drawings on virtually every page, this book presents the rock artists through the work they left--illustrating their extraordinarily diverse techniques, styles, and subjects. Meanings of the designs are discussed, and their roles in hunting or puberty rites interpreted. Major rock art sites are located, and methods of recording, preserving, and dating them are indicated. Author Grant has done rock art books on the Chumash Indians, the Coso Range, and Canyon de Chelly. 192 pages + 16 page color insert. Large-format. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-084-3. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-084-3. Order #: VIST0084 paper$12.95.
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ROCK ART SAVVY: the responsible visitor's guide to public sites of the
Southwest. by Ronald D. Sanders.
This user-friendly guide describes more than 100 mostly public, easy-access rock art sites in Arizona, southern California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and western Texas, with a special section on Baja California, Mexico. Written in a lively, conversational style and brimming with helpful information, Rock Art Savvy shows both novices and seasoned rock art aficionados how to get the most from their visits while respecting the integrity of the sites. Rock Art Savvy includes all the information visitors need for enjoying the selected sites. Part 1 is devoted to general information about rock art and the people who created it. Part 2 provides state-by-state listings, including directions to, descriptions of, and contact information for each site. One hundred black-and-white photos and eight color plates enhance the text, and a comprehensive glossary explains many less-familiar terms. Like many rock art preservation advocates, the author believed that most vandalism is done out of ignorance; therefore, the best way to protect these fragile treasures is to increase public awareness. Encouraging people to visit petroglyph and pictograph sites allows them to see the beauty and value of rock art for themselves. Curious travelers, amateur archaeologists, students of indigenous American cultures, and rock art enthusiasts of every level will find wisdom and delight in this smart, practical book. 264 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-510-1. Order #: MOPR1134 paper$16.00.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-912550-25-2. Order #: NASG0983 paper$5.95.
TAPESTRIES IN SAND: the spirit of Indian sandpainting.
by David Villasenor.
Legends and meanings of serpents, swastikas, rainbows, other Navajo symbols. Explains the inner meaning of some 30 sandpaintings, such as the Whirling Rainbows, Chiricahua Sun Sandpainting, and Big Thunder. 14 color illustrations, 112 pages.
Inventory = 7. ISBN: 978-0-911010-22-0. Order #: NAGR0948 paper$13.95.
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN ARTS & CRAFTS (AZ/NM). by Tom Bahti and Mark Bahti.
Come to know painting, silverwork, turquoise, bead-work, pottery, baskets, Navajo sandpainting, fetishes, Hopi katsinas, and Navajo rugs. 9x12, 64 pages, 100 color photos, 3 maps/diagrams.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-88714-095-2. 2011. Sixteenth printing. Order #: KCPU8080 paper$12.95.
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN POTTERY (AZ/NM). Hucko.
Potters and their styles from the pueblo towns of the Southwest. 64 large-format pages, color illustrations.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-88714-148-X. 1999. Order# KCPU4262 paper$12.95.
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN WEAVING (AZ/NM). by Mark Bahti.
Discover Southwestern Indian weaving traditions. This book covers it all--traditional rugs, basketry, and clothing. Learn how sheep have been a cornerstone of Navajo life for centuries. 9x12, 48 pages, 68 color photos.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-212-5. 2004. Second printing. Order #: KCPU8109 paper$12.95.
A TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN ARTS &
CRAFTS. (Southwest Traveler Guidebook). by Charlotte S.
The baskets, blankets, rugs, pottery, jewelry, sandpaintings, dolls, and beadwork created by the Native Americans of the Southwest are all so unique and fascinating. This book is a good introduction to the work that goes into the creations. 48 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 1-55838-129-5. Order #: AMTR7607 paper$6.95.
ZUNI FETISHES: expanded edition (NM). by Frank Hamilton Cushing and Mark Bahti.
Cushing's classic book is incorporated into this expanded edition which presents modern fetishes by the Zuni Native American people of New Mexico and explains the cultural significance of the fetish, the Zuni philosophy, their worship of animals, origin stories, their prey gods. The fetishes, little stone carvings made of serpentine rock, marble, arrowhead, turquoise, clam shell, limestone, quartz, alabaster, and other materials were fashioned in stylized shapes of bear, wolf, eagle, rabbit, deer, coyote, lion. bighorn, bobcat, serpent. 9x12, 48 pages, 59 color photos.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-144-7. 1999. First printing. Order #: KCPU8158 paper$12.95.
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