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image of A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE:  THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.

A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE: THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.

by Bringhurst, Robert.

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Published
2000
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Very Good
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9781550547955
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Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2000. 527 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Native American oral literature has often been presented, wrongly, as a sea of anonymous folktales. Here instead are the works of unforgettable individuals: the blind poet Ghandl, the crippled master myth-spinner Skaay, the cagey old historian Kilxhawgins, and other Haida authors who speak with crystal clarity… Read more
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THE TELLING OF THE WORLD: NATIVE AMERICAN STORIES AND ART.

by Penn, W.S., editor. (Lawrence Aripa, Peter Blue Cloud, Henry Crow Dog, Delos B. Kittle, Charles Cultee, Dell Hymes, Barry Lopez, John Rush Buffalo, Young Crane, Nettie Reuben, Jenny Leading Cloud, Horned Heart, Sam Batwi, et al.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1996
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Near Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9781556704888
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NZ$51.20

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New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang , 1996. 240 pp, 12 1/4" H. Over 125 full-colour illustrations. "(This) anthology contains legends and stores from many Native American tribes and nations - Mohawk, Sioux, Cree, Nez Perce, Yakima, Cherokee, Zuni, to name but a few - collected from both traditional and contemporary sources. These inspirational tales follow the path… Read more
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ZULU WARRIORS: THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRONTIER.

by Laband, John.

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Published
2014
Condition
Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780300180312
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NZ$32.92

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New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 345 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "The Anglo-Zulu War, the most famous of Britain's late nineteenth-century campaigns of colonial conquest, was not fought in isolation. Along with the two Anglo-Pedi Wars, the Ninth Cape Frontier War and the Northern Border War, it was one in a brutal series of… Read more
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HARRY SMITH'S LAST THROW: THE EIGHTH FRONTIER WAR, 1850-1853.

by Smith, Keith. Foreword by Ian Knight.

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Published
2012
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9781848326460
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NZ$29.26

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London: Frontline, 2012. 310 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "(T)ells the harrowing story of the Eighth Frontier War against the Xhosa people of the Eastern Cape, often from the viewpoint of those actually doing the fighting. This desperate struggle for land invoked an increasingly brutal style of warfare. The Xhosa had previously fought with some chivalry,… Read more
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image of THE MANITOUS:  THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF THE OJIBWAY.

THE MANITOUS: THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF THE OJIBWAY.

by Johnston, Basil.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1995
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Very Good-
ISBN
9781550139921
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NZ$21.94

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Toronto: Key Porter, 1995. 247 pp, 8" H. B&w illustrations. "A definitive collection of the legends and spiritual teachings of the Ojibway people, taken from the oral tradition and recorded here by the world's leading native expert, 'The Manitous' is a journey to the core of the Ojibway heritage, told through the stories of warriors, lovers, thieves, and… Read more
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THE BUFFALO PEOPLE: PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS.

by Bryan, Liz.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1991
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780888642219
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NZ$17.55

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Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1991. 215 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams. "The prehistoric nomadic inhabitants of Canada had no writing, no large settlements, and very little in the way of lasting material things. Before Europeans came to North America they had no guns, no horses, no hard metals. What clues we have come… Read more
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image of WABENO THE MAGICIAN.  (THE SEQUEL TO "TOMMY-ANNE AND THE THREE HEARTS".)

WABENO THE MAGICIAN. (THE SEQUEL TO "TOMMY-ANNE AND THE THREE HEARTS".)

by Wright, Mabel Osgood.

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Published
1899
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Very Good -
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First Edition
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New York: Macmillan, 1899. 346 pp + publisher's advertisements, 7 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine and front board, all edges yellow/orange. Lovely b&w illustrations - 8 full page, including frontispiece (collated), plus many smaller illustrations throughout the text. Weaves together nature lore and fantasy, with Native American legends and wisdom.… Read more
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ROUND THE WORLD.

by Butler, Frank Hedges.

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Published
1924
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Good-
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First Edition
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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1924. 269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two… Read more
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image of THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.

THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.

by Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1967
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1967. 303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on… Read more
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CALIFORNIA IN 1792: A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT.

by Cutter, Donald C. (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1990
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780806127316
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Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. 176 pp, 8 3/6" H. B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1792, two Spanish schooners, the 'Sutil' and the 'Mexicana', were ordered to inspect the Pacific Coast from Vancouver Island to Monterey. The schooners were commanded by two youthful naval officers, Dionisio Alcala Galiano and Cayetano Valdes. Assisted by… Read more
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image of THE FOUNDING OF CHURCHILL:  BEING THE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JAMES KNIGHT, GOVERNOR-IN-CHIEF IN HUDSON BAY, FROM THE 14th OF JULY TO THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER, 1717.

THE FOUNDING OF CHURCHILL: BEING THE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JAMES KNIGHT, GOVERNOR-IN-CHIEF IN HUDSON BAY, FROM THE 14th OF JULY TO THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER, 1717.

by Kenney, James F., editor. (Captain James Knight.)

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Published
1932
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$87.77

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Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1932. 213 pp, 7 3/4" H. Five b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To / Jean F. Thomas / best of helpers / from / James F. Kenney / 10 June, 1943". "The Journal of the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company's trading-post at Churchill river, now published… Read more
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HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.

by Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1970
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780773501027
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Montreal: McGill - Queen's University Press, 1970. 81 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of (Inuit) fiction to be published in English describes life in… Read more
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image of TWO SPIRITS SOAR:  THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP - THE INSPIRATION OF ALLAN GONOR.

TWO SPIRITS SOAR: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP - THE INSPIRATION OF ALLAN GONOR.

by Kinsella, W.P.

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Published
1990
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780773724273
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NZ$40.23

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Toronto: Stoddart, 1990. 134 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 11 15/16" D). Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of the artist's work and b&w photographs. "(C)elebrates the distinctive talent of the Canadian painter Allen Sapp, a Cree from Saskatchewan, and his relationship with Dr. Allan Gonor, mentor and friend. Sapp specializes in paintings depicting native… Read more
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WARPATHS: INVASIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN.

by Steele, Ian K.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1994
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9780195082227
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, plans, photographs, reproductions. "(P)rovides a sweeping history of the numerous European invasions of North America, painting a dramatic new portrait of the centuries of warfare that shook the continent. Steele's fascinating account destroys the old image of technologically advanced Europeans overrunning primitive savages. … Read more
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A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND.

by Odjig, Daphne. Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1992
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780920474730
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NZ$146.29

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Toronto: Natural Heritage, 1992. 174 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, colour and b&w reproductions. "Throughout (this book) Daphne Odjig's story has been told by herself as related through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. As a product of an oral tradition that was still flourishing during her childhood in the village of Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island in… Read more
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WINTER STUDIES AND SUMMER RAMBLES IN CANADA. 3 VOLUME SET.

by Jameson, Mrs. (Anna Jameson).

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Published
1972
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Near Fine
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Facsimile Edition.
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Toronto: Coles, 1972. 315 pp, 341 pp, 356 pp, 8 3/8" H - 3 volume set, without the original slipcase. Part of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile reprint of the Saunders and Otley, London, 1838 edition. The journals of Anna Jameson. "While in Canada, I was thrown into scenes and regions hitherto undescribed by any… Read more
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AYORAMA.

by De Coccola, Raymond and King, Paul.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1956
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Very Good
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Second Printing
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1956. 316 pp, 9" H. Map endpapers, drawings in black on blue stock by James Houston. Signed on title page "R. de Coccola". There is a non-authorial inscription on the half title page from one couple to another, stating "Father De C. is a good friend of ours, we hope you enjoy… Read more
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A CANADIAN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1960-1970.

by Abler, Thomas S., Weaver, Sally M. With Claire C. Veillette and Iris V. Yuzdepski. Case Law Digest prepared by Douglas E. Sanders with Paul C. Taylor.

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Published
1974
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Near Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780802020925
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NZ$54.86

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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1974. 732 pp, 9 1/4" H. "This bibliography lists and annotates material published between 1960 and 1970 of interest to the serious student of the Indians and Metis in Canada. A team of researchers worked through books, monographs, journals, theses, unpublished papers and reports, publications by Indians, and federal and provincial government documents… Read more
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ABORIGINAL MYTHS.

by Bozic, Sreten. In conjunction with Alan Marshall.

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Published
1972
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780726001130
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Melbourne: Gold Star, 1972. 143 pp, 8 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Alan Marshall is called 'Gurawilla' or 'Song maker' by the natives of Arnhem Land. He and Sreten Bozic have studied the few remaining nomadic aboriginal tribes in Australia and have come to love and admire their culture. This book is the result… Read more
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MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS.

by Andersen, Johannes C.

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Published
1986
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Very Good+
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780804804141
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Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle, 1986. 514 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Red cloth with black title block/gold lettering. 16 colour plates, 44 b&w photographs, 13 line drawings, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Publisher's Foreword; Preface; List of Illustrations; Note on Proper Names; Polynesia and Its People; 'Koropanga and Rukutia; Kelea and Kalamakua; Uenuku; Fairies and… Read more
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