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American Indians

Books:Non-Fiction:Western Americana:American Indians
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THE AMERICAN INDIAN - Special Edition for Young Readers, Farge, Oliver La
1 THE AMERICAN INDIAN - Special Edition for Young Readers

Farge, Oliver LaVery Good+ with no Dust Jacket, Golden Press, 1973, New York


Hardcover with yellow and white lettering and picture of an indian. Cover is slightly edge worn. Pages are tight and clean. ; Contents include: They Discovered America - The Kings of the South - The Iroquoians - The Wigwam People - The Old Settlers - and so much more! ; 11" x 8"; 213 pages, 


Price: 7.00 USD 6.30 USD 
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Prehistory of Utah and the Eastern Great Basin, Jennings, Jesse David
2 Prehistory of Utah and the Eastern Great Basin

Jennings, Jesse DavidVery Good, University of Utah Press, 1978, 


Cover has some light edge and corner wear. ; Anthropological Papers; No. 98 Series; 11 X 8.40 X 0.80 inches; 263 pages, 


Price: 16.00 USD 14.40 USD 
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FORTY YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS -  A True Yet Thrilling Narrative of the Author's Experiences Among the Natives, Jones, Daniel W.
3 FORTY YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS - A True Yet Thrilling Narrative of the Author's Experiences Among the Natives

Jones, Daniel W.Good with no Dust Jacket, Bookcraft, 1960, Salt Lake City, UT


Cover has edge and corner wear. Previous owner name inside front cover, marked out in black marker. ; A true yet thrilling narrative of the author's experiences among the Indians. Foreword by A. R. Mortensen. 1960 reprint of the classic. Jones crossed the plains in 1847 to fight in the Mexican War and encountered many Indians along the way. He became acquainted with the Mormons while in Santa Fe and met some members of the Mormon Battalion. He later traveled to Utah and eventually joined the Church. He spent much of the rest of his life working with and proselyting among the Indians in the southwestern United States and Mexico. He had involvement with the Comanches, Snake tribe, Utes, Maricopas, Pimas, and many other American Red Indians. Enjoy this Dan Jones’ classic which contains a fast-paced narrative of his many journeys across the American West, the difficult and sometimes secret jobs he did for Brigham Young, his adventures with Indians and outlaws, and finally his perilous missionary journey into Old Mexico. ; 6.25" x 9.25"; 378 pages, 


Price: 12.00 USD 10.80 USD 
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Twenty Tepee Tales, Lotz, M. Marvin & Monahan, Douglas
4 Twenty Tepee Tales

Lotz, M. Marvin & Monahan, DouglasVery Good-, Association Press, 1950, New York


Pamphlet slightly rubbed and edge worn. Pages are tight and clean. No noticed markings. Overall great condition! ; Not many of us outgrow the desire to listen to a story well told. A good story portrays life in action, drama that one can feel. The stories in this book are written for use with "Y" Indian Guide tribes. Although the situations wear the garb of Indian tradition, the character principles they illustrate apply to the lives of Big and Litte Braves today.; 5" x 8"; 71 pages, 


Price: 19.80 USD 17.82 USD 
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Treasury of Memory-Making Indian Campfires, MacFarlan, Allan
5 Treasury of Memory-Making Indian Campfires

MacFarlan, AllanVery Good in Very Good Dust Jacket, Bonanza, 1963, New York


Hardcover book is in good condition, with little wear and no noticed markings. DJ is worn, but protected by a clear plastic covering. ; 9" x 11"; 287 pages, Illustrated by Paulette Jumeau MacFarlan, 


Price: 14.00 USD 12.60 USD 
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Lucifer and the Crucifer - The Engima of the Penitentes, Mills, George - Grove, Richard
6 Lucifer and the Crucifer - The Engima of the Penitentes

Mills, George - Grove, RichardVery Good, The Westerners, Inc., 1966, Colorado Springs, CO


Yellow softcover. Has minor edge and corner wear, but pages are tight and clean. No noticed markings. Previous owner's library sticker inside front cover. ; Has information about the Catholics who lived in Colorado known as the Penitentes. They were not a particularly happy lot, as shown by their artwork, pictures of which appear in the book, and were extremely devoted to Catholicism. The Hermanos Penitentes are a society of individuals, who, to atone for their sins, practise penances which consist principally of flagellation, carrying heavy crosses, binding the body to a cross, and tying the limbs to hinder the circulation of the blood. These practices have prevailed in Colorado and New Mexico since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Up to the year 1890, they were public; at present they are secret, though not strictly. ; 5.75" x 8.75"; 44 pages, 


Price: 24.75 USD 22.28 USD 
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Nelson, LeeNew, Cedar Fort, Inc., 1990, Springville, Utah USA


Brand new Hardcover, never been read! ; The true story of the young savage from Spanish Fork Canyon who became the greatest horse thief in the history of the American West, the most notorious slave trader on the western half of a continent, the most wanted man in California, and the undisputed ruler over countless bands of Indians and a territory larger than the state of Texas, but his toughest challenge of all was to convince a beautiful Shoshone woman to become his squaw. ; Utah Frontier Series Series; Vol. 7; 6" x 9"; 360 pages, 


Price: 17.99 USD 16.19 USD 
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Utah's Black Hawk War, Peterson, John Alton
8 Utah's Black Hawk War

Peterson, John AltonNew, Utah State University Press, 1998, Logan, UT


Brand new softcover! ; "From 1863 to 1867, the warrior chief Black Hawk, also known as Antonga, led a combined force of Utes, Navajos, and Paiutes in a series of intense stock raids on the Mormon settlements in Utah territory. The antagonism of the government leaders in Washington toward Utah's polygamy, theocracy, and isolationism made Mormon leader Brigham Young wary of seeking any federal help--a reaction Black Hawk astutely anticipated. In fact, fearing the war would provide a pretext for sending more troops to Utah, the Mormons with-held information from the government. As directed by Young, Utah's Latter-day Saint citizens mobilized the church militia, the Nauvoo Legion, to repel Indian attachs. Bloodshed on both sides plunged Mormons and Indians into a war of vengeance; years of killing and raiding that continued until federal troops intervened in 1872..."; 6" x 9"; 432 pages, 


Price: 19.95 USD 17.96 USD 
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Reay, LeeNew, Meadow Lane Publications, 1979, Provo, UT


Brand new softcover book! ; Story of Indian Chief Kanosh who was a friend to the early settlers and saved may lives by keeping his warrior chief brother, Walker, from raiding and pillaging the valley. Utah Indian Wars. ; 5.25" x 8.25"; 275 pages, Illustrated by Chris Young, First Edition, 


Price: 17.00 USD 15.30 USD 
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THIRSTY EARTH, Robinson, Will H.

Robinson, Will H.Very Good in Very Good- Dust Jacket, Julian Messner, Inc., 1937, New York


Worn cover, and inside cover, and slightly worned yellowed pages. Signed by the author William Roblinson on the half cover page. ; 5.5" x 7.5", 


Price: 29.70 USD 26.73 USD 
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THE UTAH GOLD RUSH - The Lost Rhoades Mine and the Hathenbruck Legacy, Ross, Kerry & Lee, Lisa
11 THE UTAH GOLD RUSH - The Lost Rhoades Mine and the Hathenbruck Legacy

Ross, Kerry & Lee, LisaNew, Cedar Fort, Inc., 2002, Springville, Utah USA


Brand new softcover, never been read! - Utah History/ Archaeology ; "This book contains never-before-published maps and carefully documented facts that narrows the search for vast gold deposits. The intriguing and often mysterious history behind the gold mines of the Uintah Mountains is revealed. The book also includes detailed letters from the men who have actually been to the gold mines. With the release of this book, the search for the lost Rhoades Mine is narrowed to a few square miles of real estate due east of Kamas, Utah. This gives promise that the greatest of all gold deposits-including remains of Montezuma's vast treasure-may soon be found. It all began in the mid-1800s when Ute chief Walkara bagged up sixty pounds of raw gold for Mormon bishop Isaac Morley. He took it to Brigham Young, who later assigned Thomas Rhoades-under a blood oath of secrecy-to fetch more of the sacred metal for minting coins and decorating temples. Aztec gold still awaits discoveryThe gold came from the sacred Ute mines in the Uintah Mountains that were once worked by the Aztecs. In 1520 the Aztecs told Hernando Cortez that their vast hoards of gold came from seven mines far to the north-the legendary Seven Cities of Cibola-leading to Spanish exploration throughout the Uintah Mountains. But the Spaniards had little luck, and the treasure still awaits. Discover within these pages: How modern technology has combined with history and legend to pinpoint the location-within a few square miles-of the Mother Lode of all gold deposits. The reason Mel Fisher, discoverer of lost Spanish treasure in the Caribbean, came to the Uintah Mountains just before his untimely death. The government's decision in the early 1900s to reduce the size of the Ute Indian Reservation to make new areas available for mining when F. W. C. Hathenbruck and Caleb Rhoades promised to use mining proceeds to pay off the national debt. The secret endeavors of Jesse Knight and Reed Smoot to claim the gold mines in the Uintahs for themselves. The recent sham burial of Ute chief Black Hawk in Spring Lake, Utah, to cover up the secret transfer of his bones to one of the tribe's sacred mines. Never-before-published maps and detailed letters from those who have been to the mines. " (Cedar Fort) ; 8.5" x 11"; 250 pages, 


Price: 24.95 USD 22.46 USD 
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Traces of Fremont -  Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah, Simms, Steven R; Gohier, Francois
12 Traces of Fremont - Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah

Simms, Steven R; Gohier, FrancoisNew, University of Utah Press, 2010, 


Brand new softcover book! ; Fremont is a culture (ca. 300–1300 A.D.) first defined by archaeologist Noel Morss in 1928 based on characteristics unique to the area. Initially thought to be a simple socio-political system, recent reassessments of the Fremont assume a more complex society. This volume places Fremont rock art studies in this contemporary context. Author Steven Simms offers an innovative model of Fremont society, politics, and worldview using the principles of analogy and current archaeological evidence. Simms takes readers on a trip back in time by describing what a typical Fremont hamlet or residential area might have looked like a thousand years ago, including the inhabitants daily activities. François Gohier's captivating photographs of Fremont art and artifacts offer an engaging complement to Simms's text, aiding us in our understanding of the lives of these ancient people.; 9" x 10"; 144 pages, 


Price: 24.95 USD 22.46 USD 
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