Auction 122, Lot 910

"[Lot of 2] Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1900-1901 Part I [and] Part II", Powell, John Wesley

Subject: Miscellaneous Books, Native Americans

Period: 1904 (published)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
8 x 11.5 inches
20.3 x 29.2 cm

The 22nd report was published in two parts, separately bound. The first volume has an introduction that describes the research conducted in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1901. This covered the Cocopa Indians, Old Cherokee country in North Carolina, ruins in Arizona, pueblos in Arizona and New Mexico, native tribes of Alaska, Eskimo settlements and the Pawnee ceremony of Hako (published separately). The papers are "Two Summers Work in Pueblo Ruins" by Jesse Walter Fewkes, (1896-1897) and "Mayan Calendar Systems. II" by Cyrus Thomas. This is a follow-up paper on an earlier work by A.P. Maudsley in the 19th Annual Report of the BAE, and features numerous photographs of ruins, and colorful plates displaying examples of Native American pottery. 320 pages. 8vo. Complete. Hardbound in original green cloth with gilt vignette on front and title on spine. Grade A. Contents very good with only some light age toning. Covers show minimal wear. The spine is softening and has the remnants of a library label.

The second volume, HR Doc. 641, 58th Cong., 2d Sess., is the sheepskin edition and contains an in depth description of "The HAKO:, a Pawnee ceremony" by Alice C. Fletcher. It was a task requiring patience and diplomatic tact to record and interpret the rituals of this elaborate and rarely seen religious Indian ceremony. Much of her success she attributes to James A. Murie, an educated Pawnee, and Tahirussawchi, a full-blooded Pawnee. The recording and interpreting of the rituals of this ceremony was difficult and required nearly fifteen years of research to complete. The color plates describe a Pawnee Indian in ceremonial dress as well as the various accoutrements. The text describes the ceremony, its movements and the accompanying music. 372 pages. 8vo. Complete. Hardbound in original sheepskin with gilt titling over red and black bands on the spine. Grade B+. Contents very good with some light age toning. Covers with some scuffmarks and shelf wear. Front board separated from contents. Spine is a bit worn with some loss at upper extremity. The first few signartues are beginning to loosen.

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Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007

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