Auction 129, Lot 905

"[Lot of 6] Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology", U.S. Gov't Printing Office

Subject: American Ethnology

Period: 1886-1927 (published)

Publication: Smithsonian Institution


8 x 11.2 inches
20.3 x 28.4 cm

This great collection includes the following annual reports from the Bureau of American Ethnology.

1) Eighth Annual Report … 1886-7. Concerning the Hopi and Pueblo Architecture, descriptions and uses of Kivas. Walpi, Hano, Tusayan, Cibola, etc. The last part concentrates on the Navaho ceremony Hasjelti Dailjis with several beautifully colored plates including the four famous double page Sand Painting plates.

2) Twenty-Seventh Annual Report … 1905-1906. On the Omaho Tribe. Filled with photographs of chiefs, etc. Double page map "Country Known to the Omaha" and the large (27" 13") folding map "Title Map Omaha Reservation Thurston County Nebraska by H.L. Keefe."

3) Twenty-Eighth Annual Report … 1906-1907. This famous volume includes Jesse Fewkes' report on the ruins in Arizona. Filled with b&w illustrations and photographs it covers Casa Grande and the Antiquities of the Verde and Walnut Creek areas. The last report is "Classification of Algonquian Tribes" that includes the large folding printed color "Map Showing the Distribution and Interrelation of the Algonquian Dialects."

4) Twenty-Ninth Annual Report … 1907-1907. This volume is dedicated to the Tewa Indians. It is filled with b&w photographs and diagrams. Also with over 30 double page maps showing each region in great details.

5) Thirty-Eighth Annual Report … 1916-1917. The volume contains the reports "Arts and Crafts of Guiana Indians." It is filled with hundreds of b&w illustrations and photographs plus several color plates showing head-dresses, construction of traps and snares, etc. There is a particularly large and detailed section on weaving or all types.

6) Forty-Fourth Annual Report … 1926-1927. This volume contains four reports: Buton Mound at Santa Barbara, California; Social and religious beliefs … of the Chickasaw Indians; Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians; and Archeological Investigations in the Red River Valley in Louisiana. With scores of b&w illustrations and photographs, and a few single page maps.

29th Annual Report 1907-1908 contains an extensive report on the Tewa Indians by John Peabody Harrington. 636pp with numerous illustrations, photographs, maps and diagrams. Hard bound in original green cloth, gilt titles and vignette on cover. Ex-libris with Victoria University Library stamp on title page. Minor rubbing and corners bumped, contents clean. Together with 8th Annual Report 1886-1887; 27th Annual Report 1905-1906: 28th Annual Report 1906-1907; 38th Annual Report 1916-1917; 44th Annual Report 1926-1927;


Condition: A

All in original green cloth with gilt embossed title on spine and image of Native American chief on front cover. Covers with a little shelf wear and bumped corners. Contents very good.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/23/2009