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Legends of the Maori. Book 1. For children aged 9-10 years
1 Legends of the Maori. Book 1. For children aged 9-10 years
Auckland, &c. Whitcombe and Tombs 1934 Card covers Good 12mo. 
78, [2] pages. Unobtrusive staining to front cover; chipped and splitting at head and foot of spine. Binding remains sound. No stated date of issue; 1934 inscription to first leaf. One of Whitcombe's Historical Story Books. Foxing to first and final leaf, and occasionally within. Illustrated. 
Price: 52.00 CDN
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THE TREATIES Between Her Majesty, Queen Victoria and The Indians of British North America
2 THE TREATIES Between Her Majesty, Queen Victoria and The Indians of British North America
Saskatchewan Queen's Printer: Provincial Committee on Minority Groups 1961 Side stapled card covers Very Good Folio 
March, 1961. Contents and Introduction followed by 99 [45 and 44] legal-size 14 x 8.5 leaves. Side stapled with card covers. Clean and unmarked in sound binding. Also included are three inserts: counter receipt for publication purchase from Office of the Queen's Printer; 1969 Financial Post offprint "Saskatchewan Moves To Help Indians" [double column text on 2 pages]; and, the Speech of W. Ross Thatcher, Premier of Saskatchewan: "Indian and Metis Bill" 5 March, 1969. The large Treaties volume covers, in Part I: The North-West Angle Treaty; The Qu'Appelle Treaty; The Lake Winnipeg Treaty. And in Part II: The Treaties of Forts Carlton and Pitt; The Blackfoot Treaty; Treaty Number 8. This is an original document issued in 1961, not a recent copy, reprinted by: The Provincial Committee on Minority Groups (Premier T.C. Douglas, Chairman). In Co-operation with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians (John B. Tootoosis, President). The text is printed on recto only (one side rather than both). 
Price: 97.50 CDN
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In Indian Tents.  Stories Told by Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Micmac Indians, Alger, Abby L.
3 Alger, Abby L. In Indian Tents. Stories Told by Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Micmac Indians
Wolfville,N.S. Wayne Swift 2003 Reprint Combback Very Good 4to. stiff black vinyl 
i-x, 11-139pp. This is a facsimile reprint of the Boston, 1897 first edition published by Roberts Brothers. The page size of the reprint (8 1/2" x 11") is larger than the 12mo. original. 
Price: 45.50 CDN
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The Half-Way Sun.  Life among the Headhunters of the Philippines, Barton, R.F.
4 Barton, R.F. The Half-Way Sun. Life among the Headhunters of the Philippines
New York Brewer & Warren Inc. 1930 First Edition Cloth Good 8vo., Boards 
(xxiv), 315pp. worn overall, spine sunned, folding plate worn at outer edge, errata slip tipped in - no loose pages, markings or signatures 
Price: 52.00 CDN
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Fuel for Missions, Saunders - Bezanson, Bezanson, W.B.
5 Bezanson, W.B. Fuel for Missions, Saunders - Bezanson
Kentville, N.S. Kentville Publishing Co. 1934 First Edition Card covers Good 12mo. 
60pp. previous owners' names and address labels to inside front cover and first blank page 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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A History of the Great Massacre by the Sioux Indians in Minnesota. Including the personal Narratives of Many Who Escaped, Bryant, Charles S. and Abel B. Murch
6 Bryant, Charles S. and Abel B. Murch A History of the Great Massacre by the Sioux Indians in Minnesota. Including the personal Narratives of Many Who Escaped
Cincinnati Rickey & Carroll 1864 Cloth Very Good 12mo. 
504 pages and 6 leaves of ads at rear. Seven plates, as called for. Brown blindstamped cloth, spine a little lighter with faded gilt. Ads on front and rear pastedowns. Eighth Thousand. Sporadic foxing throughout, and the occasional offset from flowers interleaved. tideline and shadow at head of leaves from page 455 to end. A sturdy example with sound hinges. 
Price: 292.50 CDN
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7 Canadian Historical Association Journal of the Canadian Historical Association. new Series, Vol. 14
Ottawa Canadian Historical Association 2003 First Edition Card covers Very Good 8vo 
279pp. Among the articles are: Duquet, "The Timeless African and the Versatile Indian in Seventeenth-Century Travelogues"; Gwyn, "The Miikmaq, Poor Settlers, and the Nova Scotia Fur Trade, 1783-1853"; and Walters, "How to Read Mississippi-Ojibway Legal texts from Upper Canada". 
Price: 16.25 CDN
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Archeological Salvage and Survey in Nebraska, Carlson, Gayle F. and Richard E. Jensen
8 Carlson, Gayle F. and Richard E. Jensen Archeological Salvage and Survey in Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska Nebraska State Historical Society 1973 Card covers Very Good 4to 
xvi, 240pp. Nebraska State Historical Society Publicatiosn in Archeology, Number Five. Part I: Highway Archeological and Historical Salvage Investigations in Nebraska, 1965 to 1968 (Carlson). Part II: A Preliminary Report of the Point of Rocks Archeological Survey (Jensen) 
Price: 16.25 CDN
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Klee Wyck, Carr, Emily
9 Carr, Emily Klee Wyck
Toronto Oxford University Press 1941 First Edition Cloth Very Good tall 8vo. Emily Carr 
xi, 155 pages and four tissue guarded plates in colour. Top edge dusty, spine lightly sunned, cloth lightly stained. Small address plate to front pastedown, and ownership inscription to facing page; small stain to margin of frontispiece and small marginal stain to four pages. Binding is sound. 
Price: 243.75 CDN
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Patterns From The Pacific : portfolio of designs based on objects from the ethnological collections of McGill University, Clark, T. H. curator; text by Alice E. Johannsen
10 Clark, T. H. curator; text by Alice E. Johannsen Patterns From The Pacific : portfolio of designs based on objects from the ethnological collections of McGill University
Montreal McGill University Museums 1944 Card covered folio Good 4to. Betty Jaques 
Portfolio consisting of title page, introduction, map, descriptive list of plates [4-pages each in French and English, and 40 illustrated leaves. Of particular interest for its stated objective: "With current interest in the Pacific War Zone reaching unprecedented height, it has been felt by the McGill University Museum that an exhibition of native cultures of this far-flung combat area would be of special concern to University students and to the general public. World convalescence from the present struggle will be slow and difficult, and it is only through increased popular acquaintance, mutually developed among all peoples, and through sympathetic understanding of each other's social, cultural and economic problems that we may hope to settle once more into the ways of peace .... This portfolio, based on some of the more important objects in this exhibition, is offered in the hope that it will help to focus public attention to the artistic accomplishments of a vanishing people from whose ebbing genius we have much to learn." [from the Introduction]. Ex-library, with call number labels and stamps (including "cancelled" stamp). Covers reinforced with tape; lower flap lacking. Paper highly acidified: brittle and chipping at edges. Good only; but an important testament to a noble effort. 
Price: 281.25 CDN
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Mohave Ethnopsychiatry: The Psychic Disturbances of an Indian Tribe., Devereux, George
11 Devereux, George Mohave Ethnopsychiatry: The Psychic Disturbances of an Indian Tribe.
Washington, DC Smithsonian 1969 Reprint Cloth Very Good Good 8vo 
with dj. xvi, 597pp. Clean and unmarked in jacket sunned to spine with chips along top edge. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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Pisim Finds Her Miskanow, Dumas, William
12 Dumas, William Pisim Finds Her Miskanow
Winnipeg, Manitoba HighWater Press 2013 First Edition Illustrated boards Good 4to. Leonard Paul inscribed and signed by author
(48pp.) small puncture marks to lower right corner of boards, signed with inscription to title page 
Price: 43.75 CDN
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Guillaume Chenu De Chalezac, the 'French Boy': a Narrative of His Experiences as a Huguenot Refugee, as a Castaway Smong the Xhosa, His Rescue with the Stavenisse Survivors By the Centaurus, His Service at the Cape and Return to Europe, 1686-9, ed. Randolph Vigne
13 ed. Randolph Vigne Guillaume Chenu De Chalezac, the 'French Boy': a Narrative of His Experiences as a Huguenot Refugee, as a Castaway Smong the Xhosa, His Rescue with the Stavenisse Survivors By the Centaurus, His Service at the Cape and Return to Europe, 1686-9
Cape Town Van Riebeeck Society 1998 0958411247 / 9780958411240 Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo. 
[xxii], 174, [x] pages. Clean and unmarked; with tipped-in frontispiece. 
Price: 39.00 CDN
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14 Garner, F. Richard; George Macdonald Haida and Tsimshian: A Photographic History
Ottawa National Museums of Canada 1972 Card covers Good 8vo. 
Unpaginated [c. 100 pages]. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Spine sunned, 1/2" tear to base of spine, small stain to front cover 
Price: 26.00 CDN
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Only A Gipsy Boy. Gipsy Series No. 1., Gipsy Simon Smith
15 Gipsy Simon Smith Only A Gipsy Boy. Gipsy Series No. 1.
London, UK Self published wraps Very Good 12mo. 
7.4 x 5 inches. 24 pages. No stated date of publication. Scarce autobiographical story of young Simon, his birth in a Gypsy camp, his family and way of life, including the 2 year sojourn in Canada, through his gambling habit up to his becoming a missionary in London (UK). He would eventually pass through Nova Scotia to settle in London (Ontario, Canada). Light soiling to covers; interior clean and unmarked. Original staples rusted but secure. 
Price: 162.50 CDN
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The World Owes Me Nothing. The True Story of an Australian Aboriginal's Struggle for Identity [Signed], Hardy, Bobbie.
16 Hardy, Bobbie. The World Owes Me Nothing. The True Story of an Australian Aboriginal's Struggle for Identity [Signed]
Adelaide Rigby Limited 1979 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo inscribed by author
198pp. Inscribed by Hardy as presentation copy. Else clean and unmarked in jacket with sunned spine and slight rubbing to head and foot. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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17 Haultain, T. Arnold. Souvenir Number Of The Canadian Pictorial And Illustrated War News : A History Of Riel's Second Rebellion And How It Was Quelled. Part I and Part II. With Middleton centrefold lithograph.
Toronto Grip 1885 First Edition wrappers Good Folio 
Measures 15.5 x 11 inches. Part I: 4 July 1885; Part II: 29 August 1885. Complete, including scarce Middleton litho. Best to describe Part I as disbound. Part II has maintained its integrity as a unit but lacks one third of the rear cover. The front cover, title page and first leaf are detached together and a four inch closed tear runs from the left centre. The edges of this first clutch of pages are chipped and bent. That continues for one more leaf, then all is presentable until the final leaf which is chipped at left margin with 2 closed tears not intruding to text (where the rear cover is lacking). The jewel of the piece is the scarce 2-page lithograph in colour of Middleton. The paper is split at the crease one half of an inch at head and foot: not reaching the image. There is a one-third of an inch closed tear (no loss of paper) to right margin. The litho adheres, as issued, to the inner margin of page 16 and was not stapled, though there is one pinhole visible if held up to strong light, along the crease at the neck of Cl. Grassett. None of these minor blemishes would be visible when framed. Regarding the discrepancy of the "missing" pages 12-16, perhaps our copy can shed some light. It is worth noting that there are four double-page illustrations other than the Middleton: "Canada's Sacrifice", "The Attack on the Rebels at Fish Creek", "The Battle of Cut Knife Creek", and "The Capture of Batoche". In places the 2 leaves of one of these illustrations were counted in the pagination (as 4 pages) elsewhere they were not. In fact, 44 pages plus the Middleton centrepiece is correct. We have: front cover, title page, followed by 24 leaves (including 2 Middleton leaves), and rear cover... well, two thirds of the rear cover. Happy to forward photos on request. 
Price: 1105.00 CDN
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Notes on the Life of The Reverend William Case 1780 - 1855. "The Father of Indian Missions in Canada", Hencher, John A.
18 Hencher, John A. Notes on the Life of The Reverend William Case 1780 - 1855. "The Father of Indian Missions in Canada"
Stoney Creek, Ontario Self published 1991 Cloth Very Good 4to Signed
iv, 127 pages. Preface, Introduction, and 17 pages of background, thereafter the 108 page Appendix which is primarily notes from the 5 volume Case And His Contemporaries by John Carroll. Likely a very small print run, with no copies known to OCLC. The work is dedicated to Ann M. Boyer [curator at Battlefield House where the author was a volunteer]; this copy is inscribed: "To Ann, With esteem and affection, John". Green buckram with gilt to front and spine. Binding sound; unmarked save for author's inscription. 
Price: 162.50 CDN
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Indian Rights & Our Duties. An Address Delivered at Amherst, Hartford, Etc. December, 1829., Humphrey, Heman
19 Humphrey, Heman Indian Rights & Our Duties. An Address Delivered at Amherst, Hartford, Etc. December, 1829.
Amherst; Northampton; New York J. S. & C. Adams and Co.; S. Butler and Son; Jonathan Leavitt 1830 Publisher's wrapper Very Good 12mo 
24 pages. 7 x 4.2 inches. Publisher's printed wrapper with Adams ads on rear dated March 1830. Some green ink or paint beneath author's name on front cover; minor curling or dogearing to some corners. Four leaves with marginal tideline not touching text. Overall an excellent example of this important witness. From pages 6-8: "Thus, when we were few and they were many - we were weak and they were strong, - instead of driving us back into the sea, as they might have done at any time, they cherished our perilous infancy and tendered to us the sacred emblems of peace. They gave us land as much as we wanted, or sold it to us for nothing. They permitted us quietly to clear up the wilderness, and to build habitations, and school houses, and churches. And when every thing began to smile around us, under the combined influence of industry, education and religion, these savages did not come to us and say, "We want your houses - we want your fine cultivated farms: you must move off. There is room enough for you beyond the western rivers, where you may settle down on a better soil, and begin anew." Nor, because we were strongly attached to our fire sides, and to our fathers sepulchres, did they say, "You are mere tenants at will: We own all the land, and if you insist upon staying longer you must dissolve your government and submit to such laws as we choose to make for you." No - the Indian tribes of the seventeenth century knew nothing of these modern refinements: they were no such adepts in the law of nature and nations. They allowed us to abide by our own council fires, and to govern ourselves as we chose, when they could either have dispossessed, or subjugated us at pleasure. We did remain, and we gradually waxed rich and strong. We wanted more land and they sold it to us at our own price. Still we were not satisfied. There was room enough to the west, and we advised them to move farther back. If they took our advice, well. If not, we knew how to enforce it. And where are those once terrible nations now? Driven alternately by purchase and by conquest, from river to river, and from mountain to mountain, they have disappeared with their own gigantic forests, and we, their enlightened heirs at law and the sword, now plough up their bones with as much indifference as we do their arrows. Shall I name the Mohegans, the Pequots, the Iroquois, and the Mohawks? What has become of them, and of a hundred other independant nations which dwelt on this side of the Mississippi when we landed at Plymouth and at James Town? Here and there, as at Penobscot, and Mashpee, and Oneida, you may see a diminutive and downcast remnant, wandering like troubled ghosts among the graves of their mighty progenitors. Thus have our trinkets, our threats, our arms, our whisky, our bribes, and our vices, all but annihilated those vast physical and intellectual energies of a native population, which for more than a hundred and fifty years, could make us quake and flee at pleasure, throughout all our northern, western, and southern borders." 
Price: 643.50 CDN
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Among the Eskimos of Labrador. A Record of Five Years' Close Intercourse with the Eskimo Tribes of Labrador, Hutton, S. K.
20 Hutton, S. K. Among the Eskimos of Labrador. A Record of Five Years' Close Intercourse with the Eskimo Tribes of Labrador
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1912 First edition Cloth Very Good 8vo. 
344 pages, plus photo plates and maps. Large fold-out map at rear. Occasional vertical pencil scoring to outer margin. paper deteriorated alon lower edge of pp. 327-330 - likely an original fault. Top edge gilt; light rubbing to extremities; light sunning to spine. Binding is sound; no inscriptions. 
Price: 331.25 CDN
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